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Jennifer Peepas



Jennifer Peepas is an American advice blogger known as “Captain Awkward” who specializes in providing scripts for difficult and awkward conversations around setting boundaries in romantic, friendly, and familial relationships.

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Dating Secrets of the Terrifyingly Amazing

Dear Captain Awkward: I am a twenty-five-year-old introverted, socially-awkward, geeky fat girl who has never been kissed. I feel weird about this, because it feels like there is something terribly wrong with me, and all of my friends are way more experienced than I am.

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What to Do If a Sibling Is Treating Your Parents Badly

You don't always have to intervene, but if you decide to, make sure you have everyone's side of the story.

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Moving vs. Staying. Instructions for Finding Your People and Your Place.

I sense two questions in your one question. The one you’ve spoken is “How do I decide which place to live?” but the one unspoken is “How do I find where I belong?” They sound similar, but they’re super different.

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My Friend Is Dating Someone Terrible, Or, Secrets of the Darth Vader Boyfriend

You can’t talk someone out of being in love with Darth Vader, and sadly, the worse it gets the more your friend might try to talk himself into trying to make it work because if there is a happy ending all the ways he’s had to abase himself to stay in the relationship will have been “worth it.

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The Sandwich Means “I Love You”

Humans are hungry. The only way to feed it is to love people and let yourself be loved.

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How to Argue with Your Parents Like a Fellow Adult

If something’s important enough to one or both of you enough to get heated about it, it’s probably important enough to get to the bottom of it together.

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My Friend Group Has a Case of the Creepy Dude. How Do We Clear That Up?

I’m not slithering around on the floor and hissing with my forked tongue when I say that the situations described in these two letters are pretty good examples of what Rape Culture is and why it is so insidious.

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6 Awkward Holiday Conversations You're Dreading, and How to Deal with Them

If you are dreading dealing with that one jerk relative or bracing yourself for an onslaught of intrusive questions and and awkward topics, here's a guide to keeping your cool and choosing your battles when everyone around you is making it weird.

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How to Work When You’re Depressed

Some of the best tips I’ve ever read on functioning with depression come from Jennifer P, also known as Captain Awkward, in her 2013 article, “How to Tighten Your Game When You’re Depressed.” I strongly recommend reading the whole thing, but here are some of her ideas.

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Counter-Intuitive Friendship Fixing Advice: The Be Nice to Yourself Project

Dear Captain Awkward: My very best friend and roommate acquired a boyfriend and I’ve become a bitter, jealous, monster.

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