Hello, Captain, Quick aside: I really like your switch to allowing comments only on select posts. It makes the whole site somehow calmer and more inviting. Being able to read your writing without the distraction of subconsciously wondering what sharp poky things might turn up at the bottom is relaxing in a way I wouldn't … Continue reading #1242: “What’s a helpful holiday gift for my 10YO niece who has crappy parents?”
The letter is behind a cut for people who don't want to read past the subject line rn. ❤ Blanket The Holidays™ Reminder: If you are dreading your usual winter holiday celebration for whatever reason, you can change it/cancel it/stay home from it/DEFINITELY NOT HOST IT. People might be disappointed. So what? I read somewhere … Continue reading #1228: Miscarriage and The Holidays
It's time for that mostly monthly tradition where we answer the things people typed into search engines as if they are questions. First, as is traditional, a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Gu6c3YFCM Now, the terms! 1 "Captain Awkward is fat" Fuck yeah I am! 2 "Is it weird to feel lonely in a relationship of 6 months together" … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Fall Into November
Hey Captain, I was hoping I could still get some assistance with a minor but ongoing irritation in my life. I am Jewish, and I live in the Midwest, and that is awkward. I'm almost always the only Jewish person in my social circle, workplace, etc. Eleven months out of the year, this is a … Continue reading #1064: Christmas Help For A Non-Christian
Dear Captain, This problem is tough to describe without getting perilously close to breaking the “no diet talk” rule, but I’m hoping I’m describing it neutrally enough that you can still help: my mother (almost 60) has a lifelong obsession with “health”, and it’s getting worse, and I’m worried what will happen if I don’t … Continue reading #1055: Holidays in “Health” Hell
Dear Captain Awkward: Please help captain! (I really struggled getting my letter to around 400words - there is a lot more detail if you need it ) My brother-in-law ‘Hector’ is 36 and ‘Agnes’ is his first ‘girlfriend’. I’d known Agnes for a few years before setting her up with Hector– she’s now 40 and her … Continue reading #1040: “I matched my dysfunctional brother-in-law up with a dysfunctional friend and now they are ruining my holiday plans.”
Dear Captain, This is probably a lot more low-stakes than a lot of other questions, but I'd like to get your perspective on Christmas/wish lists. My Mom is a thoughtful gift giver who often misses the mark in a well-intentioned way (clothes in the wrong size, portion control lunchwear, a poster for a musician I … Continue reading #1025: “So Christmas lists are awkward, yes?”
Hello! This is a question that is hopefully less fraught than a few of the other Holiday Questions and I hope will be an easy question for you all to answer. My partner and I have been living together for over a year and together for much longer than that; it is a thoughtful, committed … Continue reading #797: Hark, Yon Sinful Bed Of The Unmarried!
They're playing Christmas music in the Walgreen's near my house, so, here you go. Hi Captain & Co., I need a script for my dad for the upcoming holidays on why I am not spending it with him, and I need a script for my in-laws on why I am likely to be pretty emotional … Continue reading #783: How do I tell my dysfunctional folks I’m not spending the holidays with them this year?
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)