I got to be on the radio last week, talking about Love & Politics & is it possible to date across political divides. My segment starts about 35 min in if you're curious. Two questions I think about a lot (A LOT)(Really, honestly, so much): When we say "Oh, let's not talk about politics right … Continue reading Twenty-Three Ways Of Saying “Let’s Not Talk About Politics Right Now” (& Twenty Questions To Maybe Ask The People You Love Instead)
Hi Captain! I (she/her/hers) am a business partner with Partner (also she/her/hers). We have been running a small business for a few years now. We had one employee who just retired, and we finally hired someone part time. We are equal owners in the company. We went to grad school together and I thought we … Continue reading #1254: “Does my micromanaging business partner / friend need to get a life, or have we mixed too much business with friend dynamics?”
Hi readers, I've started writing a series of posts about caring for mental health while engaging with the rocky political situation in the US over at my Patreon site. Financial support is always appreciated (and how we get to not look at ads when we hang out here), but this particular content is free for anyone … Continue reading The Half-Assed Activist, Chicago Storytelling Events (with 1 reschedule, hence the re-post), and other links.
This letter came in last week, and a lovely blog reader who will now be known as "The Girl Sparky" helpfully volunteered to tackle the "sudden unemployment" part of the question. Her answer is below the letter/the fold. Here is my (Jennifer, Captain Awkward's) one additional suggestion to her beautiful post, dear Fed Up Fed: … Continue reading Guest Post: #1170: Battling Furlough Depression (Advice for keeping it together when you unwillingly have too much free time on your hands)
If you follow my Twitter at all, you know. Y'all know. I try to keep the blog itself largely free of electoral politics and I'll try to keep doing that for us. But I'm not really feeling the "We can still all eat Thanksgiving together as one great country and focus on what unites … Continue reading Oh My Fucking God.
Oh captain, my captain! I have been with my partner for 5 years and our families get on well. For the past year we have been living in his parents house, but up until about two weeks ago his parents were living abroad and we were looking after the house while trying to save money. … Continue reading #915: All In The Family Politics
Hi Captain Awkward, I want to preface my email by saying that I really love my mom. I really do. We had a great relationship when I was growing up and we still do, for the most part. Generally she is an accepting, loving, level-headed person, albeit gullible at times. She is a Christian and … Continue reading #357: Dispatches from the Mean Old People Internet
Dear Captain most Awkward, As I say in my subject line: Help! My brother is a teenage misogynist! He's always been really awful about treating women as people thanks to his preferred media and genres, as well as the fact that our mother and other female family friends and relatives enabled and enable him like... … Continue reading #297: Help: My brother is a teenaged misogynist!