#988: “How do I have the ‘is this a real relationship?’ talk with someone without messing up the relationship?”

Dearest Captain, I've been dating a person for almost 3 months, and he is terrific and lovely. Sexy stuff is also ding ding ding jackpot!!!. I'm at the point where I would like to have a low-stress check-in about how we're both feeling regarding exclusivity and commitment. I know we're both currently not seeing anyone … Continue reading #988: “How do I have the ‘is this a real relationship?’ talk with someone without messing up the relationship?”

#968: “How can I stop fat-shaming myself and enjoy my life?”

Hi Captain! My problem is one that I imagine is very, very common, but I'll start with a little background on my specific situation. I recently started going to therapy for some pretty serious self esteem issues that had led to me isolating myself for a long time. Up until this year I hadn't been … Continue reading #968: “How can I stop fat-shaming myself and enjoy my life?”

#927 & #928 Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh, and The Sweet Gift of Breaking Up With Folks Who Just Aren’t Right For You

Ahoy there Captain! My boyfriend, who I met online through a mutual friend, and I have been dating for about two years now. When we first started talking online, we lived on opposite sides of the country and were in a long distance relationship for over a year before I decided to move to the … Continue reading #927 & #928 Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh, and The Sweet Gift of Breaking Up With Folks Who Just Aren’t Right For You

#908: “Staying the night with someone carries a lot of intimacy weight for me. How do I manage my feelings about that with potential partners?”

Dear Captain Awkward: A girl I've been seeing for 5 weeks broke up with me and it hit me really hard. It took me a night to realize that I had attributed a lot of emotional weight to staying over at her place on week 4, when she asked me to come over and stay … Continue reading #908: “Staying the night with someone carries a lot of intimacy weight for me. How do I manage my feelings about that with potential partners?”

It Came From The Search Terms: “August October”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_SKxUhwfV0 It's been a long time since we've looked into the abyss...the internet's unfiltered Id... the words that people type into their search engine windows in order to find this place. Good news, Patreon contributors met the first monthly goal, and this will be coming back as a monthly feature. Shall we dance? 1. "Colleagues surprised … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: “August October”

#875: “How do I get my friends to stop meddling and pushing me toward relationships?”

Dear Captain Awkward, I couldn't find anything like this in your archives, so I hope you don't mind me asking for advice. I'm a 23 year old woman and I've never been in a relationship. It just doesn't particularly interest me, and I identify as an aro-ace and I feel satisfied by all my platonic … Continue reading #875: “How do I get my friends to stop meddling and pushing me toward relationships?”

#874: The #1 Requirement For Someone Being “The One” For You

Dear Captain Awkward, Met this girl through her uncle, have known her for Over 20 months, we've met a couple of times, nothing much happened, but used to keep ourselves updated over texts, she asked me out for dinner or lunch a couple of times, I had important things to address at that point of … Continue reading #874: The #1 Requirement For Someone Being “The One” For You

#872: Dating strategies that don’t involve the phrase “breaking the touch barrier.”

Hi Captain Awkward! I’m in need of your spot-on dating advice and I’ll get right to it. This evening, I went on my fourth online dating website “date” (which usually is just find a place to chat for a couple hours) and, like the previous three dates, I have realized that the girl that I’ve … Continue reading #872: Dating strategies that don’t involve the phrase “breaking the touch barrier.”

#830, #831 and #832: Boundaries and the power of “no!”

Three letter writers who need some help saying "nope!" and making it stick. Dear Captain, I'm rapidly running out of patience with my housemate and am at the same time increasingly concerned about him, and I could really use an outside opinion on what, if anything, I can do to help him without damaging myself … Continue reading #830, #831 and #832: Boundaries and the power of “no!”