#1251: “My friends are mad because I don’t like talking in the dreaded Group Chat from WhatsApp Hell.”

Dear Captain, I looked through the archives and I couldn't see anything on this particular topic, but apologies if I missed something. It does seem connected to the Geek Social Fallacies though. My question is about how to deal with awkwardness and anxieties over the dreaded Group Chat. I have a group of friends who … Continue reading #1251: “My friends are mad because I don’t like talking in the dreaded Group Chat from WhatsApp Hell.”

#896: “One wedding, one funeral, and a crapton of sibling conflict.”

Dear Captain Awkward, My brother died suddenly in an accident in May. He was my only full sibling. The only sibling I grew up with and lived with. I also have 3 older half siblings from my father’s first marriage- we’re not super close, we see each other at holidays and text quarterly updates. After … Continue reading #896: “One wedding, one funeral, and a crapton of sibling conflict.”

#705: How do I wrestle family visits and conversations back from Uncle Pundit?

Hi, Captain and company, Recently I was reading through your archives and I found a great discussion on how to deal with a parent's significant other who co-ops all conversations into another round of 'Who's right-er?' with the answer always being "me." (of course I cannot find that question now to give you context) You … Continue reading #705: How do I wrestle family visits and conversations back from Uncle Pundit?

#704: Planning family trips when there is one difficult traveler who complains about all of the plans.

Hi Captain! I'm going to be going on a vacation with my family soon. We are visiting multiple countries in Europe. I have planned every detail of the entire vacation, including some of the best all inclusive resorts for families that I could find, because I plan all the complicated travel that our family does. … Continue reading #704: Planning family trips when there is one difficult traveler who complains about all of the plans.

#623 “Is it weird that my boyfriend won’t introduce me to his friends?”

Dear Captain! My awkward problem is this: I've been dating this guy for about two and a half months. He's nice! I like him! He seems to like me! I've stayed over at his place a few times and he's been to my apartment. But he won't introduce me to anyone in his life (and … Continue reading #623 “Is it weird that my boyfriend won’t introduce me to his friends?”

Meetups Galore + #515: Easygoing vs. Picky: How to fight with your friends.

Hello! First, a reminder from Kate in Bristol: Hi all - just a quick reminder that Bristol UK is meeting up at The Canteen on Stokes Croft this Saturday, from 11am to 3pm.  I will be wearing a rainbow tie.  For further info please see the original announcement:https://captainawkward.com/2013/09/30/bristol-uk-is-meeting-up/ Hope to see you there! Griffy Kate … Continue reading Meetups Galore + #515: Easygoing vs. Picky: How to fight with your friends.

#489: A brief bullet-pointed tale of woe, or, the infernal temptation of “closure.”

Dear Captain Awkward: Dated a man He broke my heart We did friends with benefits I called it off because I still loved him We were friends I tried to kiss him He said no I asked for some space to get over him He granted it (nicely) I came back when I was ready … Continue reading #489: A brief bullet-pointed tale of woe, or, the infernal temptation of “closure.”