There was a lovely update in my inbox last week, from LW #1204, who was adjusting to hearing loss and having to drag-adjust everyone else in her life. Shared with permission: "I got my hearing aids a couple weeks ago, and since then my life is inestimably better! I can hear everything so well, I … Continue reading Letter Writer Update and A Graduation
Dear Captain Awkward I (she/her) am having some issues with my father's partner (also she/her). I don't know how much of my discomfort and dislike of the woman stems from the adolescent area of my brain screaming "you're not my mother, you don't get to tell me!" and how much of it is legitimate and … Continue reading #1204: “I’m losing my hearing and my patience with my dad’s girlfriend (among other things).”
Comments closed as of 4/27. Dear Captain Awkward, So, if I tell you that when I was in high school, a teacher of mine called off class for a session of “yoga in the dark where no one can see what the teacher is doing” that left me very upset, I probably don’t need to … Continue reading #694: How do I get out of mandatory corporate yoga retreat and keep my career intact?
Season's felicitations, Awkward Army! Elodie Under Glass here with two letters about accommodating your loved ones during stressful celebrations. Goodness, could this be a TIMELY POST? Here's Letter #1. Dear Captain, I have a weird situation going with my dad. There's a lot of history here so I'll try to be brief. … Continue reading #649 and #650: Making Room for the Ones You Love (Is How They Know You Love Them)
Dear Captain Awkward: I'm woman in my late 30s who uses a power wheelchair due to a medical condition that causes severe physical fatigue. Often, strangers - retail staff, waitstaff, members of the general public - assume that because I use a power wheelchair, I have an intellectual disability. I don't. I have a university … Continue reading #487: I use a wheelchair, and people are condescending as fuck.
As of 11/29/2012, comments on this entry are closed. Hi Captain! I've had type 1 diabetes for nearly my whole life (18 years), and I've graduated college and moved away from home. As I'm very open about having T1D, I'm often asked about what diabetes is, what the difference is between type 1 and 2 … Continue reading #398: I’m tired of explaining my medical condition and food choices to “helpful” folks.
Dear Captain, I am having a hard time finding my words, or finding words that will get through. Here's the situation: I am a thirty-something female who has, after several years of struggle, come to terms with her complete lack of sexuality. I have dated men, and I have dated a woman, and all in … Continue reading #305: “Quit helping so much! I’m not going to fall in love with you.”
Dear Captain Awkward: OK, here's a bit of an awkward situation for you: Very elderly folks, at the symphony or the opera, with one of those oxygen tanks that gives a very audible puff of air every three seconds, and makes a noise like a clockwork sniff. I've been at many performances when one of … Continue reading Reader Question #15: Noisy Oxygen Tanks At The Opera