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

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51: My Boyfriend Wants to Be a Sex Offender

March 2, 2015 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 14 minutes • Wiki Entry

This awkward week we're talking about two ways to end a relationship, handling stupid people, getting dates when you're hot. Want to ask a question on the show? Email [email protected] or call 323-456-3345 to leave us a voicemail.

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Awkward Situation of the Week: Adam kicks a friend out of Richard's birthday party for stealing his camera.

This Week's Questions:

  • Anonymous (SM) asks, "Ok so here's the thing. I've been in a relationship for 7+ years. However, last couple of years I THINK I'm not happy anymore. Lately, I think I even lost my sex drive for her. On the other hand, my GF is actually a wonderful person and she loves me to the moon and back, which probably makes it even harder for me to do it. I think the main problem is that I'm just scared like shit and being a pussy really. Whenever I think about breaking up, tons of scary things come up to my mind and I start thinking of my GF crying as hell, being in a relationship with some jerk, being unhappy because we broke up, etc etc etc. and after that I just figure out it's easier just to postpone all of that; and hell, that's what I've been doing for last 2 or 3 years. :-( Lately I started thinking that I should get some professional help because obviously I'm not able to solve the problem myself and it's killing me from inside. Should I seek some professional help? Is this all due to a lack of self-confidence maybe? Maybe it's worth noting that aside from feeling bad about my relationship, I'm feeling really happy and fulfilled in all other areas of my life - I'm doing a work that I love, I'm exercising 5+ days a week and trying to stay healthy, I have couple of really good friends + tons of OK friends who like hanging out with me, etc. etc. Basically, I think I'm fulfilled in all aspects except in the most important one; and it's awful! Please sorry for writing this as Anonymous, but I really want to make sure my GF won't know."
  • Riley (19/GM) asks, "How do I get over my low tolerance of stupid people? I know I'm not the smartest person in the universe or probably in a five mile radius at any given moment, yet there are a multitude of dumb asses the world over and I hate them. I have to hate them. They make the world a worse place to live in. Laws and products and behavior caters to idiots. They become entitled to this, and have no motivation to better themselves. When I come across an idiot, I want to knee them in the stomach...or worse. This can make me unlikeable. I know. I want to increase my tolerance, but I cannot figure out how."
  • Jonas (SM/21) asks, "I can't get dates, but I'm a really hot guy and pre-med. I'm funny, charming, etc. WTF?"
  • Anonymous (SF/15) asks, "My boyfriend recently told me he wants to have sex with me. I'm only 15 and I don't want to have sex yet. Plus it's illegal and I don't want him to get in trouble. How can I tell him I don't want to without hurting his feelings or having him dump me?"
  • Alberto (SM) asks, "My name is Alberto. I am Mexican, so my English is not the best. Currently I live in Mexico. My awkward situation is not so awkward as it is complicated. I have a girlfriend, but I am going to go to London to study for a masters degree for a year. I love my girlfriend, however I want to be single when I live in London for a year. I just want one last year of being single. When I return to Mexico I'll be ready to get married, but know I want a year for being single. My girlfriend is an awesome girl. She is a perfect woman to get married to, but I want to break up with her temporarily. Does a way exist to do it without being an asshole? I also want her to think that having a last year of being single is an excellent idea."

Special Segment: None

Final Thoughts: Darren shares some awkward birthday moments and Erica wants suggestions for her party this year.

Related Links:

  • Why You Should Assume You're Below Average: We are all the best person we know and, in general, tend to think we're pretty unbiased as well. Illusory superiority can help us keep a healthy, optimistic attitude, but it can also prevent us from doing something great.