Thriller author Amy Gentry answers this letter about abusive professors who feed like vampires on the potential of their students.
Rae is back, restoring a sense of discovery and play to figuring out who the heck you are.
Dear Captain Awkward, I am so scared. I keep messing things up financially. I just don't know how to do it. How to DO MONEY. But it's a paradox, because I am earning a decent amount. It's a paradox about which I feel rather ashamed, because I am aware of my privilege. I come from … Continue reading Guest Post: #909 “I Should Be Able To Do Money…But I Can’t”
[Content note: purity culture] Dear Captain Awkward, I am married. My husband is a very lovely, supportive man, very devoted and considerate, and a great father to our small child. We've been together nearly a decade, and married for most of that time. We are a good partnership. He was the first person I ever … Continue reading Guest Post #496: I No Longer Have Pantsfeelings for the Only Partner I’ve Had
Dear Captain Awkward: I've always been a little different from most people, and it was only about a year ago that I was finally diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. This came as a somewhat crushing blow to my already dwindling self-esteem. I've honestly thought about suicide numerous times because of it, It just makes me feel as … Continue reading #303: “I was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s and I’m kind of freaking out about it.”
Two fans of the blog asked themselves "How would Bartholomew M. Quint answer that question?" Here is the result. Ahoy Captain! Over the past few weeks, I had more than one conversation steered towards having a list of dating criteria. I was surprised to discover that most of the people around me have a list of dating … Continue reading #288: Guest Post: Advice from Sea Captain Awkward
This is a guest post by Ozy Frantz about recent personal experience in a mental hospital for severe depression after a suicide attempt. If you have trouble reading about those topics, the cut it's behind is for you. _____________________________________________________________________________ Mental hospitals are not scary. I should know, I was in one. A few months ago, … Continue reading Guest Post: What It’s Like In A Mental Hospital
Question: How is coming out to your family like admitting that you've never seen The Evil Dead in a room full of nerds/filmmakers/filmmaking nerds? Answer: Those two things are in no way similar. Which is why I called in reinforcements for this question. Please welcome Julie and Jessica, the filmmaking duo known as King is … Continue reading Guest Post! “If I come out to my family, will they stop making offensive jokes already?”
Good news, everyone, we've got SexyTypewriter here to teach another reader about the Art of No. If you like hilarious smart people (and I think you do) and if the dating pool sometimes feels like a greenish, swampy, shallow place (and I think it does), read her fantastic blog. She will forever go down in … Continue reading Guest post! “How do I break up with someone right after agreeing to go out with them?” (#131)
I've got a guest-post up today at Sexy Typewriter, a hilarious blog about Dating Fail. To sum up, I once went on a date with a man who would not break eye contact. It was icky, creepy, and unsafe. I was worried about appearing rude, so I stayed way longer than I should. He did … Continue reading Sexy Typewriter: The Man Who Would Not Break Eye Contact