#1144: “My best friend is having ex-sex and I don’t know how to support her.”

Dear Captain Awkward, A couple of months ago, one of my best friends (we'll call her Beth) and her partner (we'll call him Dylan) broke up. Beth and Dylan had been together for six years and living together for five. They seemed to have a pretty good relationship, although Dylan dominated the apartment with his … Continue reading #1144: “My best friend is having ex-sex and I don’t know how to support her.”

#1085: “My partner keeps inviting his ex-girlfriend to stay with us and by stay with us I mean ‘in our bed.'”

Hi Cap’n.  Here is issue: My partners’ ex, and boundaries. I have great relationships with my exes, I think it’s healthy and awesome. This is a new and different world, apparently. My partner's most recent ex is in our lives a LOT. There are good reasons for this that go beyond their ongoing friendship, but … Continue reading #1085: “My partner keeps inviting his ex-girlfriend to stay with us and by stay with us I mean ‘in our bed.'”

#1037: “What should I do when the guy I like ghosts on me?”

Dear Captain Awkward, I've been dating this guy for 3 months now. He has this pattern of disappearing for a couple of days and then come back. At the beginning he was all super flirty on text and showered me with compliments and sent each other snaps and nudes and said all the sweet things … Continue reading #1037: “What should I do when the guy I like ghosts on me?”

#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?