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#410: How do I tell old professional contacts about my recent name change now that I need a reference?

Dear Captain Awkward: Last year, I got divorced. At the time of my divorce, I was offered the legal choice to go back to my maiden name, or to keep my married name. I decided to choose a whole new last name, which was something I had always wanted to do. My new last name […]

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#346: Single Parent Dating: When is the right time to introduce a new partner to your child?

Hello Awkward – I’m a single father. I married my high school sweetheart and as a consequence, dated very little. So now divorced, I am thrust into this dating life and am finding my way. The dating part comes easy, being a gentleman and forming relationships has gone well. I get that part. My question […]

#309 & #310: The Broken Record

Dear Captain Awkward, I need a second opinion. I’m at my wits end as to how to address something that has become a large problem with my boyfriend. My friends are no, help; I’ve gotten lucky, landed a good, caring boy, how could I have problems, lalalala-I-can’t-hear-you. I’m glad they approve of him, since I […]

#273: “My kid won’t be visiting you”: Steps on becoming an Emotional Badass

Hello Captain! I am in serious need of some guidance. I’ll do my best to keep the background info to being pertinent to the situation. Here it goes. I have a wonderful four year old son with my terrible, emotionally-abusive ex. I left him when my son was a little over a year old and […]

#250: How do I tell people about my divorce?

Dear Captain Awkward,  Seven weeks ago my husband of six years told me he wants a divorce.  There is no room for negotiation on his side.  We’ve been to a marriage counselor a few times since he told me, and have spent most of the sessions talking about how we’ll divide the assets, deal with the house, […]

#187: I want a divorce and don’t know how to tell anyone.

Captain- I’ve been keeping a secret from everyone I know. My husband, my best friend, my family. I haven’t even written it down until now. I want a divorce. I met a great guy in high school, and we started seeing each other. Things got serious fast and we moved in together, and that was […]

Reader question #121: How do I convince my partner that his daughter needs therapy?

Dear Captain Awkward,  This is our family: My partner, divorced & single dad for 7 years. His daughter, 9 years old, who sees her mother only on the weekends. My son, 7 years old, whose father lives on the other side of the planet (we’re fine with that!). Then there’s our baby, two months old.  Well, […]

Guest post: “My attractive married friend is unloading on me about the state of her troubled marriage. Maybe I will sleep with her?” (Question #101)

I’ve got a post up at Feministe today about movie casting and stereotypes.  In retrospect I should have called it “Stop boring the shit out of me, Hollywood.” Major Mishap is here once again to answer today’s question and take this letter writer to post-divorce friendship school, aka, don’t fuck that lady! Dear Captain Awkward: […]


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