As promised...more "If you're 'not allowed' to say no to someone, they are not acting like friends" content. I have kept the Letter Writer's subject line as the post title so that readers too can have the "Wait, where is the part where this person is an actual mom" "Oh wait, phew, this person isn't … Continue reading #1208: “Question about Mom Friends being too Mothering:” BOUNDARIES SCHOOL is in session.
Yo, Captain! I have a friend who I care about dearly but he keeps sending quite rude (almost downright racist) messages over a group chat I have with all of my friends, often targeted towards me and my heritage. A recent example is that he sent a photo of a map from almost 200 years … Continue reading #1076: The Xenophobe In The Group Chat
Hi Captain, I could really use your help with a situation I've been dealing with at work. My job is at a small marketing firm, and I have a lot of daily contact with our customers, both over the phone and by email (not in person). One of our customers, whom I'll call Jim, has … Continue reading #527 Creepers d’Un Certain Age, Business Edition.
Dear Captain Awkward: I am trying to not make this question sound like a pity party, but will probably slip up somewhere. Apologies in advance and gratefulness for making this the space you do. I feel like I am just plain mean a lot of the time. It's confusing because I try to be really … Continue reading #463: Help me stop being mean.
Darling Captain Awkward, Most of your writers are adults. They deal with adult men. I, a female in high school, come to you with a even worse malignancy... teenage boys. Oh, but you say: teenage boys? They're perfectly harmless except for the stray sexual innuendo or the occasional Death Ray Pimple. But I'm also a scientist … Continue reading Reader question #78: Honor students can also be inappropriate assholes.