Personal Update

Please forgive the hiatus in posting and moderation. Mr. Awkward’s bipolar disorder has gone into full “I AM UR JERKBRAIN TRYING TO ANNIHILATE U” mode and this week he checked himself into the hospital. He’s safe, and getting treatment that he needs, but I’m not gonna lie – the whole process of getting him in … Continue reading Personal Update

Short Answer Friday/Chat for September 14

Hello everyone! We’re doing the thing today, where people can submit short questions at Patreon or on Twitter (@CAwkward, #awkwardfriday) before noon Chicago time and I will answer as many as I can this afternoon between noon and 2pm. Comments get turned on once everything is posted Please enjoy this artsy photo of Daniel Striped … Continue reading Short Answer Friday/Chat for September 14

Short Answers/Live Chat Today

Good morning! Submit your questions on Patreon or on Twitter (@CAwkward, #AwkwardFriday) before noon Chicago time today. From 12-1 I’ll answer as many as I can and update as I go. Comments open once everything is posted. These have been fun so far. I’m looking forward to questions. Ok, it’s on!

#1116: Helping someone who doesn’t seem to want help (group chat edition)

Dear Captain, Context: J and I are both part of an online circle of friends who have known each other for years. Although several of us have never met in person, we consider each other close friends. Since we’re geographically scattered and many are dealing with our own issues of mental health, stress, strained finances, … Continue reading #1116: Helping someone who doesn’t seem to want help (group chat edition)

How To Help People You Love Who Have Depression, Revisited

Content note: There are mentions of suicide later in this post and also some very US-specific political stuff. I promise not to turn this blog into an all politics, all US health-care policy all the time site, but this couldn’t be more important or personal to me. I could not in good conscience neglect the … Continue reading How To Help People You Love Who Have Depression, Revisited

#1065: “I love my girlfriend and feel like I would die without her. She doesn’t love me back.”

Hello! Long time no blog! I traveled to Texas for Christmas break, since my in-laws live in the Fort Worth area and Amarillo. It was lovely to see family and catch up with some old friends who have relocated and meet some nifty new people. I did not take a computer with me or do … Continue reading #1065: “I love my girlfriend and feel like I would die without her. She doesn’t love me back.”

#1054: “Dealing with disproportionate sadness over extremely mild rejections.”

Dear Captain Awkward, I (she/her) have been dating this guy (he/ him) for about the past 5 months. Things are for the most part truly wonderful; there are various stresses about upcoming job changes and moves, but he’s really one of the best people I know, and we seem to be pretty damn good together. … Continue reading #1054: “Dealing with disproportionate sadness over extremely mild rejections.”

#925: “The Muddled Tealeaves of Birthday Presents and the Giving Thereof”

Hey Cap, This is mostly an attempt to get an outside perspective, as I’m not quite sure if this is An Actual Problem Worth Discussing With Said Person, or if this is just something Jerkbrain is blowing up to be bigger than it is. So, my best friend and I have known each other for … Continue reading #925: “The Muddled Tealeaves of Birthday Presents and the Giving Thereof”