Hello, it's on! Patrons can submit questions here (advantage: 1st dibs, more words). Anyone/Everyone can submit on Twitter (@CAwkward, #awkwardfriday), questions close at noon Chicago time, I answer as many as I can and update as I go between noon and 1pm. Whatever I don't have time for gets held over for next week. Comments … Continue reading Short Answer Friday/Chat – August 3 – Pledge Drive Concludes
By request, behind a cut with a content note for past suicidal ideation (that is resolved & the person is safe/ok now). Hello Captain, I write asking for a script. I (she/her pronouns) am leaving my husband of ten years. We have a young child. My husband is not an abuser or a Darth Vader; … Continue reading #1130: “When I told you my marriage is over, it wasn’t an invitation for advice on how to fix it.” + Summer Pledge Drive continues
Hi Captain, You know how there's a coping mechanism of putting stressful or damaging thoughts/memories in an imaginary box and closing it until you feel ready to deal with them? I have two literal boxes of potentially upsetting artifacts, and I don't know what to do with them. Condensed backstory: My parents had a very … Continue reading #1129: “Help with emotional baggage that is packed in literal boxes.” + Summer Pledge Drive Continues
Time for the monthly tradition where we answer the things people typed into search engines as if they are questions. Before we get to it, it's Pledge Drive Time! Twice a year, winter and summer, I interrupt our usual programming to remind folks that fun stuff like the Search Terms posts and the Friday short … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Something ‘Bout July + Summer Pledge Drive
Dear Captain Obvious, My mom has always been on about how I look, but since I've turned 16 it seems to have gotten worse. She got me a fitbit that she makes me use (which I hate because it tells me I eat too many calories a day, even though it's the recommended amount), made … Continue reading #824: “My mom is obsessed with my looks and my weight.”
Let's play the game where we answer the questions people typed into search engines to find this place. Punctuation added. Wording unchanged. 1. "My bf won't choose me over his brothers that are rude to me."I don't know what the nature of this choice is, like, probably your boyfriend won't ever cut off or stop talking to … Continue reading It Came From the Search Terms: August And Everything After
Dear Readers, It's the time of the year where I ask folks who want to support the site to throw a few $ in the tip jar if you can. Here's a link to contribute using PayPal. If something funky happens with the link (and something funky may well happen), my PayPal account is the … Continue reading Summer Pledge Drive: Give me a dollar and I’ll give you a movie.
Dear Kind and Attractive Readers: Times have been lean around the Casa De Awkward, with some unexpected expenses around breaking up, moving out, and having to replace my broken computer on very short notice. I'm hustling and freelancing as fast as I can, but in the meantime, I'm going to take a page from Shakesville's book … Continue reading What’s more awkward than a pledge drive?