#1029: “I know this relationship is over, why can’t I let go?”

Dear Captain, I am currently with someone whom I know is completely toxic for me. He's selfish, emotionally unavailable, dismissive of my needs and feelings, and apparently very depressed due to recently losing his career and having trouble finding a job. Even when things were good, he spent most of his time alternately being unwilling … Continue reading #1029: “I know this relationship is over, why can’t I let go?”

#1002: “My boyfriend doesn’t believe in my dreams.”

Dear Captain Awkward, What do you do if your significant other thinks that you will go no where with your dream? My boyfriend is a well known, local photographer. He does mainly fashion photo-shoots and is honestly, very talented at what he does. I'm newly, discovering modeling. I had tried it before when I was … Continue reading #1002: “My boyfriend doesn’t believe in my dreams.”

#981: Watching from the sidelines in horror: How do I be a supportive friend to my friend who’s involved with #TFG?

#TFG = #thatfuckingguy Ahoy, Captain! I would appreciate any advice you could give on supporting a friend (female pronouns) who is not yet ready to leave an unhealthy relationship with her boyfriend. This has been an ongoing issue for about 2 years, but something happened a few days ago and I could use an outside … Continue reading #981: Watching from the sidelines in horror: How do I be a supportive friend to my friend who’s involved with #TFG?

#954: “I know that ‘a girlfriend is not a pacifier’ but I’m worried that I’m becoming a pacifier for my partner.”

hi captain, i want to thank you so much for your website and lovely community and i hope this message finds you well. i'm having a hard time sorting through some relationship stuff and i'm hoping for some clarity. i'm dating a very sweet and loving man who is still dealing every day with mental … Continue reading #954: “I know that ‘a girlfriend is not a pacifier’ but I’m worried that I’m becoming a pacifier for my partner.”

#936: “My best friend’s partner secretly records his guests while they are in the bathroom.”

Oh yeah. You read that right. Putting this one behind a cut. Dear Captain Awkward, My best friend and her fiancé invited my boyfriend and I away for the weekend to her parents’ house in the country. She and I have been best friends since we were 13 (we are now 29) and I am … Continue reading #936: “My best friend’s partner secretly records his guests while they are in the bathroom.”

#921: “Captain, can you e-slap some sense into me, please?” or, 12 steps for getting over a charismatic lying sexy jerkface.

Dear Captain Awkward... I started seeing a man who claimed he and his wife were ok to seek outside relationships. He said the friendship of those outside liaisons was important to him. Seemed on-board; I heard his wife mention one or two outside-the-marriage dalliances. I fell into an emotional clusterfuck with him. I truly didn't … Continue reading #921: “Captain, can you e-slap some sense into me, please?” or, 12 steps for getting over a charismatic lying sexy jerkface.