Answer 1: On Crushes So, you have a crush on a friend.* But everything is terrible/uncertain/stressful. Send the love poem. Say the thing that's in your heart. If not now, when? What's the worst that can happen? They don't love you back, i.e. the status quo? What's the best thing that happens? They do! The … Continue reading Two Answers to Many Questions: COVID-19, Crushes, and Closure
Hi Captain, I'm a twenty something female working in a retail job where it's NECESSARY to work as a team. In the six months I've been at my job, I've built especially great rapport with a few people. The man henceforth named Paul is one of them. Paul is a year younger than me. Most … Continue reading #721: The Feelings Hangover From An Unspoken Crush
Dear Captain Awkward, I would like to ask for your opinion of a situation that is currently happening in my life, hopefully whatever you may say might give me another perspective. I have a crush on the most gorgeous boy, my family friend and we've always been friends. He had a crush on me once, years ago, but … Continue reading #581 There is no way to know in advance what will happen to your heart & #582 But sometimes there are things you can do to protect it.
I am heading to Texas for the first time ever tomorrow morning, to hang out with my sweetheart's family & friends. January is a good time to get the hell out of Chicago for a few days, yes? So I won't be posting regularly for about the next week. In the meantime, per someone's request … Continue reading Open Thread: Crushes
Dear Captain Awkward: I told my crush that I like him and he said he wouldn't tell anyone and he told people. Now everybody knows. What should I do? Red Head Dear Red Head: Every single person that that guy told has had a crush on someone themselves, so hopefully they'll be cool and not … Continue reading #428: My crush told everyone about my crush.
Dear Team Awwkard, Ok so here it is: I’m back at university after having to take time out due to depression and a very bad reaction to meds last year. I have a feeling that the depression was in a large part due to the relationship I was in at the time where my partner … Continue reading #383 & #384: Ladyboners
Dear Captain Awkward, Three years ago, I skipped 8th grade and started high school. Most people were awful about it, but several girls and one guy (ONE! In my WHOLE GRADE!) who actually spoke to me treated me like a was a human being with thoughts and feelings, because I AM. Being sad, lonely, and … Continue reading #372: How do I perform a FEELINGS-ectomy?
Dear Captain Awkward: I'm a 25-year-old male with a girlfriend of a little over two years. We've had our ups and downs over time, but for my recent memory, which probably means the last year, things have been going well. We have a lot of fun together, usually on our own as most of our … Continue reading #317: This crush is really distracting me from my sexless relationship.
Hi Captain Awkward- Long-time reader, first-time writer, etc. I have a question that does not appear to be covered by your existing advice about asking guys out. I am currently a student (grad, not college, if that makes any difference) and I have a crush on my TA. I'd really like to ask him out, … Continue reading #224: Asking out the TA
Dear Captain Awkward, Geeks of the feather, flock together. It's an obvious thing within my wonderful friends circle, but it's not horrible. All the people I consider to be good friends are socially inept and awkward somehow. Not to a debilitating or super-creepy level, but we're all definitely the oddballs who will miss a handful … Continue reading #211: If my friend has feelings for me, it is only logical that I return them.