Hello! It's time for the monthly ritual where I answer short questions and give priority to the patrons who keep the lights on and the web-hamsters running. We've got twelve questions this week, I've written up the first batch and will post the rest later in the weekend. Topics: Passive-aggressive coworkers, celebrating a climb out … Continue reading Short Question & Answer Friday, July 26, 2019: Part 1 of 2
Hello Captain, I (she/her) and my partner (he/him) had been together for three years. Most of the happiest moments of my life have been with him, and we planned our futures together. I don’t value being in a relationship for its own sake, and I’ve only ever wanted this kind of thing with him. In … Continue reading #1197: “He broke up with me but hasn’t moved out yet. How do I not ruin our last chance to make this work?”
Gather round, Awkward Army, and join me, Sweet Machine, for a Shapely Prose Tent Revival! (photo by Trey Ratcliff) The occasion of our glorious gathering is the existence of the Pavlok wearable fitness tracker, described by the Telegraph as a device "which gives the wearer an electric shock if they fail to meet their daily … Continue reading Shapely Prose Tent Revival: Please do not literally torture yourself, ever
Hello friends! It's Elodie Under Glass here with a guest post on Low Moods. I particularly want to thank Quisty, Kellis Amberlee and TheOtherAlice for their kindly help in reading and editing this piece. It would not have existed without their care, support, compassion, and wonderful editorial abilities. They are truly remarkable humans! (edited: And … Continue reading Guest Post: Breaking The Low Mood Cycle
Dear Capitan Awkward, How do you get over someone? OH MY GOD I JUST REALIZED it's been SEVEN years since this whole story started and I am SO OVER FEELING THIS WAY. UGHHH ok. so SEVEN years ago I started dating someone (X) who had just gotten out of a relationship with (Y). It was … Continue reading #378: How do you get over someone?
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?”
Ahoy there, Captain, and fellow Awkward Army. As I am typing this, work has been massively stressful and busy for me--I work at the busiest gas station in my city and despite being part time, I consistently get 40-hour/at least 30-hour work weeks; the end of the summer semester is drawing very near, and next … Continue reading #330: Life blows. How can I be nice to myself again?
Dear Captain I am a lawyer (not in the US). I've been practising for just over a year now, after completing my degree and practical training part-time whilst working for my current firm as a secretary and paralegal for the past six years. I have always harboured doubts about whether I was cut out to … Continue reading #202: My job is making me miserable, but I don’t know how to quit.
One thing that happens when you make a blog is that you also make friends? And then sometimes you Tom Sawyer those friends into writing guest posts for you. Sweet Machine is in the house today answering a question about body acceptance inside a relationship. Dear Captain Awkward, So's I got a question, which looks … Continue reading #201: Guest post: How can my girlfriend and I prevent body issues from derailing our awesome love story?