Dear Captain Awkward, My girlfriend and I are both in our early 20’s and have been going out long-distance for several months. Neither of us are very experienced at dating and this is the longest relationship either of us have been in. It’s also the first serious relationship she’s been in with a woman. We … Continue reading #274: How do I ask for more support from my emotionally distant girlfriend?
Captain Awkward, My Dad happened to say something the other day that struck a chord with me. He was talking about how nice it was when he recently met up with an old friend from college, and said he had not contacted him previously because he didn’t want to assume his friend wanted to keep … Continue reading Question #153: How do I make and keep friends?
Content note/reminder that describing bigotry accurately sometimes includes examples. Followed by the usual reminders that boundaries are more about deciding what you will do than about what you can convince other people to do.
How to plot the accumulated costs of “useless objects” vs. “pointless arguments” over time?
Sometimes when you stop trying to make yourself like someone, it’s easier to keep the peace at parties.
“Don’t touch me” isn’t complicated. You know who makes it complicated? CREEPS, THAT’S WHO.
Sometimes Alison at Ask A Manager and I like to answer questions about workplace awkwardness together.
Public statement addressing reader concerns about Rae McDaniel’s guest posts here.
Just spitballing here, but what if my fellow white people took bigotry in our social spaces incredibly fucking seriously for a change?
Was your dentist flirting with you?
No. And if he was, gross.