Guest Post: #1170: Battling Furlough Depression (Advice for keeping it together when you unwillingly have too much free time on your hands)

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)

#252: How can I help my boyfriend when he won’t ask for help?

Howdy, Captain. I am in a four-year relationship with a lovely man. We've weathered serious storms and worked through what could have been relationship-wrecking issues, thanks to being forgiving, talkative, and evolving people. We're easy-going, share humor and interests, and enjoy spending time together, and we've lived together for three years now. For about the … Continue reading #252: How can I help my boyfriend when he won’t ask for help?

Reader question #66: How do I tell my parents I’ve been laid off?

Captain Awkward! My question is sadly not about fun sexy things or friendships but about my parents! Sort of. It's: How do I tell my parents I got laid off? The story is this. Today, my company "reorganized" and lopped off a bunch of positions, including mine. This was my first job out of college. … Continue reading Reader question #66: How do I tell my parents I’ve been laid off?