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#1072: "My future mother-in-law interrogates me when I want to change clothes before leaving the house."

Hi Captain,

Thank you so much for your blog, which I’ve been reading for several years now. I know this is a pretty low-stakes question, but I need scripts, and I just cannot find a way to respond to this particular situation. 1,915 more words

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#1071: "I'm so jealous of my friend after she got the job I was promised."


I’m hoping you can help me with some coping mechanisms for jealousy which will help me feel less like the shittiest friend in the universe.  2,345 more words

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i couldn't decide on a title, either

i’m overthinking this.

this post, i mean. i’ve started with half a dozen starter sentences and every one of them sounded stupid.  i backspaced over these words a couple times already.    377 more words


#1066: "About That Awkward Thing I said earlier..."

Dear Captain,

Thank you so much for your blog!

This might be banal and is probably a case of Overthinking It. But it is something that I repeatedly seem to worry about recently. 483 more words

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Efficient outrage

Matt Damon put yet another foot in his already quite full mouth this week. In an interview with ABC, he was invited to discuss the reckoning of sexual harassment and assault in his and other industries. 1,100 more words

#1059: The reluctant pet-sitter (An 'Art of No' Post)

Dear Captain,

This seems like a very minor thing to be asking for help with, I know. But I feel like even if there’s no solution to my “problem”, getting the input of a bunch of neutral parties (particularly neutral parties with solid understandings of boundaries) would make me feel better, and if you feel like this letter is a waste of time you can just delete it, no harm done. 1,155 more words

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#1058: It's that time of year when we need to email professors!

Hi Captain!

I’ve been enjoying your blog for a while and it’s really helped me with getting better at Using My Words. This is a pretty low-stakes question but I thought it was definitely one for a university professor. 1,437 more words

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