Hello, it's the monthly feature where patrons of the site can ask short questions. Q1: Thanks to years of reading your blog I finally learned how to call out -isms when they happen! But now I'm stuck at the next hurdle, where people who get called out are so mortified they go into an over-the-top … Continue reading Short Questions for August 2019: Part 1 of 2
It is time to celebrate the mostly-monthly ritual of rounding up the snippets that people typed into search engines to find this place and answering them like questions. Please enjoy this jazzy bittersweet tune about lost love and memory (When April Comes Again, sung by Mel Tormé). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ48CqWjPmM 1 "How to get over a … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: “When April Comes Again”
Dear Captain Awkward, I began dating someone in August even though we both knew we were moving to different cities at the end of the month. August was great, I learned more about what I want in a relationship, and we left on good terms. This person was in my new city recently (in early … Continue reading #771: Apology or Apologia?
Before we dig into today's letter, I really like this "Ask Polly" piece at The Awl, I Miss My Maniac Ex. The Maniac Ex is what we around these parts would call a Darth Vader boyfriend. So you focus on that one magical night, in the middle of a sea of terrible nights, where he … Continue reading #392: Overdue apologies.
Dear Captain Awkward, I feel like my question is probably strange and not a little bit over-specific. But it is indicative of a larger issue I've been facing recently. However, some context is in order. I grew up a diplobrat, moving from place to place ever 3 or 4 years. I therefore became accustomed to … Continue reading #265: Should I burn this bridge (like I usually do) or patch things up?
Dear Captain Awkward, I hope you can help me with coming up with a script for an awkward conversation that needs to happen. Here's the situation: My husband and I (!!!) got married (!!) on Saturday. It was amazing in every way except for one—we made a guestbook for people to sign. The guestbook was … Continue reading #253: “This was not the FEELINGSART we were looking for.”