#1222: “Love my family, hate my mean red-pilling brother who is always around.”

Behind a cut for emotional abuse, misogyny, and discussion of these things as specifically related to recent gun violence and the possibility thereof, which is not what the Letter Writer asked, but definitely something I saw in the question. I did a giant dump of cat photos for patrons if you need to click on … Continue reading #1222: “Love my family, hate my mean red-pilling brother who is always around.”

IT’S MOTHEREFFING WEDDING SEASON AGAIN, SO LET’S CHAT

:Captain Awkward Opens Mailbox: :Captain Awkward Stares At Mailbox: CONGRATULATIONS, ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE GETTING MARRIED SOON. Let's talk about some stuff I know about weddings. This is probably my one wedding-related post for at least the remainder of 2019. I'm going to try to hit all the bases I know how to help with. … Continue reading IT’S MOTHEREFFING WEDDING SEASON AGAIN, SO LET’S CHAT

Books: “What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence”

"Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to give this book to my mother. To present it to her as a precious gift over a meal that I’ve cooked for her. To say: Here is everything that keeps us from really talking. Here is my heart. Here are my words. I wrote this for … Continue reading Books: “What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence”

Short Answer Friday – Holiday Edition – 11/16/2018

Hello Awkward Friends! Today I'm going to try to knock out as many short questions as I can about the holidays, celebrations, togetherness. Readers can submit short questions at the designated thread on Patreon (advantage, more than 280 characters) or on Twitter (advantage, free for all!) before noon Chicago time today. Twitter folks, please use … Continue reading Short Answer Friday – Holiday Edition – 11/16/2018

#1156: “How Do I Start Listening to Myself about My Job Search and Cut off Unwanted Advice?”

Hello Captain Awkward - Please forgive me if you've done this one before. I've looked into the archives and I haven't found one specifically about this. Basically I (she/her pronouns) have been unemployed for a year. No matter what I do, I have only had three interviews in that time despite going to three job … Continue reading #1156: “How Do I Start Listening to Myself about My Job Search and Cut off Unwanted Advice?”

#1153: “Help with unwanted criticism after public speaking.”

Dear Captain Awkward, I (she/her pronouns) do a lot of public speaking. I take this seriously and practice/prepare a lot, have worked with a professional speech coach, and often watch videos of my talks afterwards with a trusted friend to discuss ways I can improve in the future. Although most of the audience feedback after … Continue reading #1153: “Help with unwanted criticism after public speaking.”