It Came From the Search Terms: August And Everything After

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

#566: My closest friend broke off our friendship, and now I don’t know how to stop feeling lonely and isolated.

Dear Captain Awkward, I used to have a really close friend who I'll call A. A and I went to the same middle school, high school, and college, and for several years we talked online together almost every day. Then, about two years ago, she stopped talking to me. At first, I thought she was … Continue reading #566: My closest friend broke off our friendship, and now I don’t know how to stop feeling lonely and isolated.

#561: “I had an affair with a married guy three years ago. His wife just found out and rang me up.”

Edited To Add: If you wrote one of the many (now deleted) treatises on The Darkest Evils of The Other Woman And How They Deserve Our Collective Scorn and Hatred, and how they must accept the possibility of violence at the hands of those they've wronged as the forseeable fruits of their sins, thanks for the … Continue reading #561: “I had an affair with a married guy three years ago. His wife just found out and rang me up.”

#480: Post-breakup friend custody with a gross congealed moldy side of stalking

Hi Captain! I'm having a bit of a boundary issue. About six months ago, I ended a one-year relationship that had become deeply dysfunctional. My boyfriend at the time was very depressed, was using drugs, and was by turns distant and emotionally cruel. I still care about him a lot and I know that most … Continue reading #480: Post-breakup friend custody with a gross congealed moldy side of stalking

#443: Ending the reign of FEELINGSTERROR (slight edit)

Morning, Dear Captain: I have a friend who I suspect is battling some pretty severe anxiety/depression problems. It makes her extremely defensive and difficult to be around, because literally anything you say can trigger FEELINGSBOMBS packed with rusty nails of self-pity that then require tedious removal and soothing via her preferred social media channels. She … Continue reading #443: Ending the reign of FEELINGSTERROR (slight edit)