#479: Trying to be more social when you have serious dietary restrictions

Dear Captain, I’m in a very happy long term relationship. The biggest problem we face is we’re both introverts, and have some social anxiety along with it. It’s hard to make friends, but we’re trying. We’re very geeky, so we’re trying to get involved in geek spaces. Next comes the big hurdle, we have diet … Continue reading #479: Trying to be more social when you have serious dietary restrictions

#442: Clearing the air (but only if you feel like it) + Pledge Drive Week (but only if you feel like it).

Hello! If you're just arriving here from Freshly Pressed, please come in and stay awhile. The site policies about commenting are here. A glossary of inside jokes and references is here. Dear Captain & Friends, A while ago, I had a falling out with a lover I'd had for a relatively short time. They are … Continue reading #442: Clearing the air (but only if you feel like it) + Pledge Drive Week (but only if you feel like it).

#353 & #354: Bathrooms, Butts, and Boundaries

Thanks to everyone who came to yesterday's gelato-eating and gab session. The best part was sitting at the table and being able to identify who was there for the meetup by their 1) excellent fashion choices 2) friendly demeanor and 3) carrying-of-books. I'm sure we'll do other Chicago-based events, though as a reminder, you don't … Continue reading #353 & #354: Bathrooms, Butts, and Boundaries

#311: My wife freaks out whenever I’m away from her.

Dear Captain Awkward,  My wife has contributed so much to my life.  In college, I made a difficult transition from developmentally-challenged homeschooled Evangelical missionary wannabe to Libertarian to a proto-value-actual-people-and-outcomes-and-recognize-cognitive-biases-and-reject-satisfying-internal-consistencies-ist.  The latter doesn't actually have content; I was shattered and adrift, trying to find my voice.  Hell, discovering the phrase, "find my voice" was actually … Continue reading #311: My wife freaks out whenever I’m away from her.

#303: “I was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s and I’m kind of freaking out about it.”

Dear Captain Awkward: I've always been a little different from most people, and it was only about a year ago that I was finally diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. This came as a somewhat crushing blow to my already dwindling self-esteem. I've honestly thought about suicide numerous times because of it, It just makes me feel as … Continue reading #303: “I was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s and I’m kind of freaking out about it.”

#232: Going through a rough patch and taking it out on your partner.

I'm waiting for a Quicktime Render from Hell to finish. Here's a question. Dear Captain Awkward, I'm in a messy and unhappy situation, which isn't really what I'm writing about. The awkward kind of comes in with how I'm handling it. A member of my boyfriend's immediate family has a terminal illness and in addition, … Continue reading #232: Going through a rough patch and taking it out on your partner.

Question #181: “I’m afraid if I end my relationship I’ll lose all of my friends.”

Dear Captain, I'm writing because I'm scared to break up with my boyfriend. Not scared of him, he's a lovely person and would never hurt me, scared of what would happen to the rest of my life if I did. You see, I'm at university, in my second year, and have been going out with him since a month … Continue reading Question #181: “I’m afraid if I end my relationship I’ll lose all of my friends.”