Dear Captain Awkward: About ten months ago, I started a relationship (a really-long-distance relationship with someone I met on a website). At first, and I have to be honest here, I was just fooling around, I couldn't believe that you could actually fell in love with someone you don't even know. He was a "good … Continue reading #371: “How do I end this misery?”
Dear Captain Awkward, I have a best friend. We've known each other for a long time, gone through some really rough times together as we both coped with mental illness, toxic families, financial hardship and general shenanigans. Being single ladies who are at the asexual end of the scale, we share a house, and have … Continue reading #335: How do I set a boundary with my friend without hurting her feelings?
Hi, Captain Awkward, My Beloved and I bought a house around three years ago, which shares a driveway with another neighbor (the property line literally goes right down the center of the drive). We were very optimistic about this, initially, as she seemed a very charming and outgoing lady. For the most part, our relationship … Continue reading #315: The boundary-crossing neighbor
Dear Captain, I am having a hard time finding my words, or finding words that will get through. Here's the situation: I am a thirty-something female who has, after several years of struggle, come to terms with her complete lack of sexuality. I have dated men, and I have dated a woman, and all in … Continue reading #305: “Quit helping so much! I’m not going to fall in love with you.”
This is a follow-up to this post: https://captainawkward.com/2012/02/15/191-annual-reminder-time-get-your-teeth-cleaned-get-your-eyesnaughty-bits-checked-and-stop-hanging-out-with-crappy-people/ Dear Captain Awkward: First of all, I want to thank you and your commenters SO MUCH for being such kick-ass human beings and providing so much support and insight into the situation when I was so blind to what was going on. If I could, I'd invite … Continue reading #258 = #191 + Bridesmaidery
In linkmania and internet fame news, Proffitt from Good Girls Gone Geek interviews me about this here site today. And now, a question. Hey Cap’, I’ve wound up in a rather unpleasant business arrangement, and I was hoping for some advice on disentangling myself from it. To summarize: For the past 2 years my sister … Continue reading #255: Breaking up with a client (and surviving the resulting guilt-trip).
Hi Captain Awkward, I have been meaning to write you for a long time. I had a really long dilemma that turned into a really short dilemma over the last weekend. Basically, husband and I were friends with a couple (I'll call them Marjorie and Lance) who were completely stressing us out. The abridged list of … Continue reading #244: Playdates and friend break-ups
Happy Casimir Pulaski Day! Let us sing the traditional carol. Hey Captain, After reading your last post I decided to write in. I need your help! A little background: I am poly and have a number of relationships. Some are romantic, some are sexual, some are platonic and some are a mix. In order to … Continue reading #200: Surprise Lovebombing!