It Came From The Search Terms: The Last Day In May

Hello gentle friends, it's time for that thing where we treat the things people typed into their search engines to find this place as if they are questions in their own right. As is traditional, we begin with a tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi5A9OCAyIk   Then we begin the no-context guessing games and assumptions! 1 "Adult male using … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: The Last Day In May

Friday “Answers of Varying Length To Short Questions”: Part 1

Welcome to the re-activation/remixing of "Short Answer Fridays," where patrons of the site have first dibs for getting short questions answered. I broke it up into two parts, I'll post the rest this weekend. Q1 Scripts for when my mom talks about how she looks like a slob, or how she is such a lazy … Continue reading Friday “Answers of Varying Length To Short Questions”: Part 1

#1196: “My friend is irrationally jealous of every woman who speaks to her boyfriend and I’m tired of it.”

Dear Captain Awkward, Short Version: I (she/her) have a friend (she/her) who is irrationally jealous of her boyfriend, and it's driving all our friends apart. I don’t know whether to try help her, or just to distance myself from our friendship. Longer explanation: She and I have now been friends for about five years, including … Continue reading #1196: “My friend is irrationally jealous of every woman who speaks to her boyfriend and I’m tired of it.”

#1163: “I’m screamingly jealous of my sister’s fiancé.”

Dear Captain Awkward, My sister is 37 and I (also female) am 34. We share an apartment and consider ourselves best friends. We’ve both had bad luck with relationships, and I had quietly given up on either of us marrying. But in the past few months she has finally found love and is now engaged. … Continue reading #1163: “I’m screamingly jealous of my sister’s fiancé.”

#1134: “I applied for the same job as a friend and I ‘won.’ How do I break the news?”

Hello Captain! I (she/her/hers) and my friend (also she/her/hers) recently applied for the same job. Our experience and relation to the position are so similar that for all I know, they flipped a coin to decide who got it. We interviewed back to back, and before I could even send a rallying message of something … Continue reading #1134: “I applied for the same job as a friend and I ‘won.’ How do I break the news?”

#1045: Boyfriend is overly concerned about who I hang out with.

Hi Captain! Thanks for your awesome blog. It helped me through a Darth Vader boyfriend break-up. Now I'm dating a guy who is super lovely, like a beam of sunshine whose patronus is a golden retriever. The thing that sometimes overwhelms me is his enthusiasm, actually, maybe because he's Australian and I'm an American whose … Continue reading #1045: Boyfriend is overly concerned about who I hang out with.

#780: My creative partner’s girlfriend might be jealous of our new project.

Dear Captain, I am a (female) musician just starting out on a new duo project with a fellow (male) musician, and we’re just about heading for our first gigs and things. We’re both really excited — we get on well musically and personally, and we’re enjoying what we do and looking forward to sharing it … Continue reading #780: My creative partner’s girlfriend might be jealous of our new project.

#466: Possessive friend is weirding me out/A constructive conflict review.

Dear Captain Awkward, My friend N alternately acts like she feels threatened by me and like she wants to be me. It's really creepy but I don't know how to address it without sounding jealous and paranoid. I met her three years ago. We became close quickly, and she had a crush on me, which … Continue reading #466: Possessive friend is weirding me out/A constructive conflict review.