#1168 and #1169: Friendship, Conversation, and TAKING TURNS

Here is #1168: "Is it unreasonable to want your friend to feign polite interest in your interests?" Hey Captain, I (she/her) have a close friend (he/they) who I've known for going on six years now. We originally met through real life things and bonded over having similar fandom-adjacent interests, although over the last few years … Continue reading #1168 and #1169: Friendship, Conversation, and TAKING TURNS

#1167: “Tips for staying positive when your body hates you.”

Dear Captain Awkward, Thanks so much for this blog! I read most of the archives during a recent overnight hospital stay and it really helped keep me entertained. I (she/her pronouns are fine) was a year away from completing my dissertation when my body rebelled. I have two very large liver adenomas, larger than the … Continue reading #1167: “Tips for staying positive when your body hates you.”

Rule Explainer: Why We Don’t Diagnose People Through The Internet

There's a really interesting conversation about narcissism that popped up in a comment thread yesterday that made me think harder about the "Don't offer diagnoses for people based on letters or internet comments" rule we have here and I'd like to expand on it. At length. This rule has been in place almost from the … Continue reading Rule Explainer: Why We Don’t Diagnose People Through The Internet

#770: Coworker’s thoughtless comments are triggering me.

Hi Captain- TW for mention of suicide/suicidal ideation, if you would appreciate the warning ("mention" like "this thing exists in my past" mention). I started a new office job (my first office job, though not my first 9-5) four months ago, and so far it's been great! It's a smallish office- about 30 people- as … Continue reading #770: Coworker’s thoughtless comments are triggering me.