Hi Capt. Awkward, I/she/her am a high school teacher and we’re not returning to campus until next year. That means we have 12 more weeks of distance learning. Right now we’re completing Week 3. I have a student (11th grade, so around 17) who has a variety of mental health needs, gender identity stuff, etc. … Continue reading #1266: Pandemic Distance-Learning Teacher-Student Boundaries
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.”
Dear Captain Awkward, I did not grow up in a house that did conflict- I joke (but not really) that I wish my parents had fought in front of their children. Because there was never an emphasis on healthy conflict, all conflict equals bad conflict. While I feel that I can talk to my dad … Continue reading #997: Anxious Parents & Freeing Yourself From Constant Contact
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.”
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?
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.
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?”
We haven't had a gif party or a "Yo, maybe you are way cooler than that person you are dating" thread in a while, so, here you go. Dear Captain Awkward: My partner of 5 years moved 200 miles away last week for a job. I'm sad he's gone and I'm missing him, but I … Continue reading #542: The Butt Dial of Jealousy and Specious Accusations
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.
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.”