Hello Captain Awkward, I'm feeling quite stuck in a romantic situation and am hoping you can help. Last year I took a job in a town 5 hours away. To my surprise and delight, a co-worker who I had a secret crush on messaged me daily after I left and from there she admits she … Continue reading #786: Trapped by a doomed love
There's an Awkward Meet & Geek this Thursday at Geek Bar Beta in Chicago. Games! New people! This guy who wrote into Carolyn Hax sounds FUN and definitely does not remind me at all of someone reading a consumer report trying to find the best smartphone. "What if I find something with great battery life and an … Continue reading St. Valentine’s Snippets + #658
Hello Cap'n, My good friend Alice recently got herself a boyfriend. I have two issues with this: 1) Even though I've never met him (it's a long-distance relationship), and she's never complained about him, I'm pretty sure he's a typical Darth Vader boyfriend -because all of her 'cute' stories are actually really awful, and 2) … Continue reading #565: When your friend gushes about her new boyfriend and all of her “cute” stories are actually horrifying.
Hello, nice people of the internet! I took your generous Pledge Drive donations and finally bought myself a reliable, working computer. I CAN WRITE AGAIN! February is over and my 2-week sinus-infection-shitbeast-respiratory-thing-from-hell seems to be lifting. I CAN WRITE AGAIN! HI IT IS NICE TO SEE YOU ALL I MISSED YOU AND HOPE YOU ARE … Continue reading #552: Crossing Paths with Darth-of-Old
Comments are closed as of 2/9 Hi Captain, I need your help. I don’t know if I’m in a shitty relationship or if bad things just keep happening to us. I’ve been dating a guy for eight months. We fell in love very quickly and very intensely. The first period was very happy but I … Continue reading #547: “Is it my anxiety or is my relationship dodgy?” Spoiler: Holy fuckshit, IT’S THE DODGIEST
Hi there, An online friend and I were innocent email buds. One day, we start DMing which leads to texting/phone call. It gets sexual. Tells me he has a live in girlfriend but doesn't ever say "maybe we shouldn't go there." It progresses to constantly talking, texting, gchatting. 2 weeks after we started he flew … Continue reading #465: Life after Darth
Hello, Citizens of Friday. First order of business, this great nod of solidarity for the socially awkward from Dorothy Parker. "Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness." -Dorothy Parker Second order of business: This great post from The Pervocracy, "How To Have Sex … Continue reading #454: Darth Vader is a tricksy hobbit.
Dear Captain Awkward: I was hoping for some advice on dealing with my sister-in-law. Who hates me. She's a bit rude/rough around the edges most of the time, to most people, that I've seen - but she is really not a fan of mine. She doesn't return simple greetings "Hi, SIL, how are you?" and … Continue reading #411: Frozen out by a relative.
Dear Captain Awkward, About six weeks ago, the guy I was dating (let's call him StarTrekFan, our mutual love for Star Trek and other geekery brought us together), broke things off very suddenly. I asked him to give us another chance and he agreed. We had talked about what issues had arisen and wanted to … Continue reading #275: “How do I keep a friendly (or more) connection with the guy who just broke up with me (twice)?”
Ahoy, Team Awkward, I have found myself in a weird Darth Vader situation, and I'm not sure how to handle it while still maintaining my own principles and values. I'm fully prepared for, "Just stay out of it," but in the hopes that there's different or more comprehensive advice, I figured I'd ask. My partner … Continue reading #272: When you see Darth Vader coming, do you speak up?