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#563: I have a hard enough time making friends for myself. How do I navigate the special hell that is arranging playdates for my children?

Hi there Captain!

I’m a 36 year-old mom of two adorable boys (6 and 2). I also have no friends. I’m not entirely OK with not having friends, but I’ve gotten used to it over the past 30 years or so of not-having-friends-ness. 5,238 more words

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Window to the soul?

There’s a house about two doors down from me that I pass several times a day as I’m running errands.  Judging from the ladders and paint-splattered cloths I can see strewn around an otherwise empty room, they’re obviously undergoing some kind of renovation in there at the moment. 76 more words

#560: It's *your* party, so why would you invite people who put you on edge?

Dear Captain Awkward,

I’m organising a house party for my 21st birthday, but I’ve run into a dilemma which I don’t know how to resolve. Backstory is, I was dating this woman, let’s call her X, for over half a year. 715 more words

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#558: Help I'm boring

Hi Captain Awkward (or any other lovely affiliated blogger kind enough to take this letter on),

I’m a very boring person. I used to think I was creative and interesting, but I find that all I really do is mindlessly consume media. 4,025 more words

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A deep dive into 'The Giver' trailer ('sup, Taylor Swift?)

Releasing a film adaptation of The Giver in 2014 was always going to be tricky.

Why? Because Lois Lowry’s kid-lit classic, first published in 1993, helped to invent the tropes of dystopian young adult fiction. 1,229 more words

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#555: Carts, Horses, and the Order of Operations

Dear Captain Awkward:

How bad is it to get involved with a new person when I am still very hung up on someone else? Someone not available to me, but still part of my friend group? 2,011 more words

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#554: The Mirror of Confusion

Dear Captain Awkward,

I happen to really like a guy who is the most confusing man I’ve ever met. I met Matt( fake name don’t worry) through my best friend. 908 more words

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