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Tag Archive | relationship

It Came From the Search Terms

Now and then it’s interesting to see the search terms that bring people here, and, since they are in the form of a question, give some short answers. I’ve added punctuation but otherwise left the texts unaltered. “Pushing someone to accept something they aren’t ready to.” Is doomed. You can maybe get someone to say […]

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#526: I’m worried that my long-distance fiance a) cheats on me b) is keeping me a secret.

Dear Captain Awkward, I am a 15 year old male and I’m engaged to someone that I met online. I have been dating him for about a year now and he has cheated on me once. Sometimes I get paranoid and ask him if he’s seeing anyone right now. I know that I may be […]

#506 & #507: It is 2fucking0fucking1fucking3, so why is it so hard to divide up household chores?

Things you should know going in: This is a two-for. I am not calm, collected, or unbiased about this topic. #506 Dear Captain Awkward, Been married 14 years, I think happily. We are affectionate, and sympathetic to each other’s problems, and want to help each other out. No kids. My problem is that I’m unhappy […]

#468 and #469: “Hey, knock it off”, or, Constructive Conflict, Continued.

Jolly’s great comment to Monday’s post is going to be very relevant to these seemingly very different questions: “You also don’t necessarily have to bring some of these things up in one big confrontation about The Whole Pattern Of Her Sucking. You could just make a point of standing up for yourself when she does […]

#458: Things are great, so we don’t have to ever talk about feelings, right?

Dear Captain Awkward: My boyfriend and I are in our mid-twenties and have been together for about half a year. He treats me well, takes an interest in what I do and enjoy and is generally a good boyfriend. We have a lot of similar characteristics and the same silly sense of humor. When we […]

#423 & #424: Relationships aren’t transitive.

Dear Captain Awkward I’m currently in a happy poly relationship where me and this other individual are dating the same person (X) whom we both have a primary relationship with (the girl and I have a secondary relationship). X recently proposed to us but, for a very good reason, will officially marry Y (the other […]


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