#1242: “What’s a helpful holiday gift for my 10YO niece who has crappy parents?”

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?”

It Came From The Search Terms: Fall Into November

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

#1040: “I matched my dysfunctional brother-in-law up with a dysfunctional friend and now they are ruining my holiday plans.”

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.”

#1025: “So Christmas lists are awkward, yes?”

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?”

#783: How do I tell my dysfunctional folks I’m not spending the holidays with them this year?

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?