Hi Captain! I hope today is treating you gently. 🙂 Last year, I (twentysomething, they/them) moved across the country to be with my partner. The relationship is good and healthy! The town is friendly, walkable-ish, mild weather, etc. When I visited, I could see myself living here – and more importantly, working at this one … Continue reading #1268: “I tanked a job interview at a place I really want to go back to someday. How do I get over the shame?”
Short Answers/Chat Today!
Hello! If you'd like a short question answered today, submit it on Twitter (@CAwkward, #awkwardfriday) or as a comment on the Patreon post before noon Chicago time today and I'll get to as many as I can between noon and 1pm. Comments open up after all the answers are posted. So much ground covered today! … Continue reading Short Answers/Chat Today!
#703: Same Song, Different Day: “Someone told me they don’t want to be with me. How can I change their mind?”
Hello, I am a 22 year old male and my crush is a 19 year old. We met by chance a few months back. The first time we had a proper conversation she said that she didn't want a boyfriend. So, I eased on the flirting completely. After a couple of meet ups I started … Continue reading #703: Same Song, Different Day: “Someone told me they don’t want to be with me. How can I change their mind?”
#333 & #334: Friendships, breakups, poetry, and WTF?
Dear Captain A, I've been friends with my friend, B, since 2004. We had a short but really important lovership in 2006, had a hard breakup, but then rebuilt our friendship. For the past five years, he's been someone I've considered family and my best friend. We referred to each other as 'non sexual life … Continue reading #333 & #334: Friendships, breakups, poetry, and WTF?
Question #177: Fresh Meat Walking
Dear Captain Awkward, I recently broke up with my partner. It was actually the best breakup I've ever had, if such a thing can exist: mutual, honest, open, and with what we hope will be a genuine friendship remaining. I'm still sad and I miss him terribly, but I know that it will be okay. … Continue reading Question #177: Fresh Meat Walking
Question #124: Can I turn back the clock with Super-Intense Guy?
O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is not at all done. I've moved quite recently to a city I quite like. I have a lot of casual pals but few close, trustworthy friends. I've just started a new job, and am trying to balance my time between this job, a long-term creative project, taking … Continue reading Question #124: Can I turn back the clock with Super-Intense Guy?
Rich is back!
And he's still a dipshit. When last we saw our hero, he was comparing confident women who are hard to control to "dirty snow." On the subject of rejecting strangers who want your number in bars, he says this: The best way for a girl to avoid that awkward first date is to not give … Continue reading Rich is back!