Thanks to everyone who came to yesterday's gelato-eating and gab session. The best part was sitting at the table and being able to identify who was there for the meetup by their 1) excellent fashion choices 2) friendly demeanor and 3) carrying-of-books. I'm sure we'll do other Chicago-based events, though as a reminder, you don't … Continue reading #353 & #354: Bathrooms, Butts, and Boundaries
More on the theme of parents & communication with adult children today. Dear Captain Awkward, I've been reading your blog for just a few days now but I already caught on to the important part 'speak up for yourself'. Now my problem is that I can't. Or rather I can't make myself. I've grown up … Continue reading #340: How do you say “I don’t love you?”
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
I wanted to expand my response to this comment into its own post: "But this isn’t about me. I want to say something about the “get help” advice. People seem to think it’s that simple. Tell someone to get help, they get help, end of problems. It is nowhere close to simple. There are many … Continue reading Why I will continue recommending counseling on this blog FOREVER.
Dear Captain Awkward: I've been a closet atheist for almost five years, and it's getting kind of stuffy in here. Here's some background: I'm a Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, which is sort of like the Muslim equivalent of the Catholic Church, only smaller. We have organized clergy, a pope-like figure, etc, etc. My parents are devout. … Continue reading #238: If I tell my parents I am an atheist, they will disown me (or worse).
Dear Captain Awkward: I think I may have messed things up with my amazing boyfriend, and I just feel terrible about it. Let me preface by saying that I am 19 and he is 20, about to be 21, and we have been dating for just over 3 years. We met in high school, and … Continue reading #218: My anxiety is messing up my relationship.