The Awkward Human Survival Guide

The Awkward Human Survival Guide

The Awkward Human Survival Guide answers the uncomfortable questions everyone encounters on an unfortunately regular basis and talks to people around the world who embrace the stranger side of life.

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Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.

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224: Momfrontation

September 13, 2018 at 1:00PM • 60 minutes • Wiki Entry

This awkward week we're talking about clingy exes, a pair of anuses, and long lost moms!

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Awkward Story Time: Adam and Erica find out their lives are made up of false memories and lies.

Special guests:


J: "I am not sure if you remember me contacting your show a long time ago (around the 10s or 20s episode) before so let me recap.  I was in a 4 year relationship with a guy and it got to the point where we stopped having sex or any intimacy.  I liked the guy as a friend but struggled to break it off.  I ended up cheating on the guy with multiple guys.  After your team responding to my question, I ended up breaking up with him after finally having enough.

We started talking again (as friends) recently and I informed him that I was moving to a single bedroom apartment by myself.  He's getting upset because previously he wanted to move in with me.  Recently, he's been putting down attempts to hangout with me as I think he still believes that we are together again.  I only talk to him on FB messenger and we've hung out once where we went to get food and chat.  Part of me knows it would be easier to just not talk to him, but the other part cares for him genuinely, almost to the point of love.  I am not sexually attracted to him and I don't feel any desire to have an open relationship.  My question would be, what are your recommendations regarding dealing with the ex/weird situation guy?  What are your thoughts on open relationships?"

Bradley: "I'm adopted. I never got curious about my parents cause I just thought I wasn't gonna know ever. I did one of the family ancestry DNA things with my girlfriend last month and my mom's name came up. I googled her and found her posting on a forum for women entrepreneurs about how she gave me up when I was four because she made a mistake about being a parent. She runs a business now and seems happy. I want to confront her for some reason. Is that bad? Should I or not?"