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#997: Anxious Parents & Freeing Yourself From Constant Contact

Dear Captain Awkward,

I did not grow up in a house that did conflict- I joke (but not really) that I wish my parents had fought in front of their children. 2,566 more words

Manners

#994: "Feeling stuck and indecisive in every aspect of my life."

Dear Captain,

For nearly two years I have been rolling around in the same low-level but wearing problems like a pig in my own muck, and it’s got to the point where I think I’m the problem – in two ways. 3,333 more words

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#985: My coworker is leaving her makeup all over a shared phone.

Dear Captain Awkward,

This is a weird problem, but in my workplace, there’s an office phone that’s shared by everyone–though usually it comes down to me and one other coworker who spend the most time in this area. 529 more words

Manners

#984: "I think my friend told me he loved me a few years ago, and I'm just figuring it out now."

Dear Captain,

Please share your wisdom. I have no idea what to do with a very good friend who might (or not ?) be in love with me and who never said anything. 1,032 more words

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#980: "I don't want to ride bikes with my coworker!"

Hello Captain!

My issue feels so petty, but it’s seriously giving me anxiety…

I am fairly close friends with an older male coworker. He is very into bike riding, and over the years has tried to get me on board with his hobby. 950 more words

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#979: "Striking a balance between being an ambassador for what I do and *doing* what I do."

Dear Captain Awkward,

I participate in a small sport, with several branches. I am both a referee and a ‘player’ in this sport. (If you see any inadvertent clues as to the sport, please could you edit them out?) 1,064 more words

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#977: "I just don't want to be your friend:" "No thanks!" is NOT mean.

Hi Capt,

Surely this has been asked before, but I can’t find anything this straightforward in the archive. What do you say when someone wants to be your friend but you just don’t like them? 2,834 more words

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