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
Guest Post: Breaking The Low Mood Cycle
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
#448: How do I accept compliments?
2/11/13, 7:30 pm, comments on this thread are now closed. Dear Captain Awkward: How do you non-awkwardly handle compliments and being thanked? I've always hated being praised or thanked, even as a kid. I never know what to say. My mum constantly thanks me for stuff that is a normal part of being a … Continue reading #448: How do I accept compliments?
#367 & #368 Am I too ugly to date?
Two letters from people who feel ugly are below the jump. (#367 ) Dear Captain Awkward: I've never had much of a social life and I've had exactly one serious relationship ever (I'm in my late 20s now). That ended because, after more than a year, she decided she wasn't attracted to me and we … Continue reading #367 & #368 Am I too ugly to date?
#342: The rare one-size-fits-all approach to when your friends run themselves down in front of you.
Dear Captain Awkward - I have a happy life with awesome friends and partner and offspring. I use my words on all kinds of things, as recommended. This generally results in lots of good talk about everything. But I am halted when my friends launch into self-criticism. "I am fat" or I am so stupid" … Continue reading #342: The rare one-size-fits-all approach to when your friends run themselves down in front of you.
Guest post! How do I stop letting my terrible self-esteem sabotage my relationships? (Reader question #99)
Dear Captain, My question is two-pronged: I have serious self-esteem issues, in particular concerning my looks. I just don’t think I’m very pretty. My hair is frizzy and awkward and takes a considerable amount of styling to look even remotely presentable, my skin is greasy and tired-looking, I had a tooth smashed when I was … Continue reading Guest post! How do I stop letting my terrible self-esteem sabotage my relationships? (Reader question #99)