Question #172: How do I break up with the mean guy who scares me?

Edit/Update:  The LW contacted me to let me know that she left Jon the Asshole (Yay!) after he (predictably) physically assaulted her (Boo!). She's doing ok and gives us all her love (which is returned. SO returned). I'm leaving this question up because she's probably (sadly) not alone in having the question.   Hello Captain, … Continue reading Question #172: How do I break up with the mean guy who scares me?

Reader question #87: How do I talk about a molesting grandparent?

I'm putting this entire letter behind a cut tag. This has been your trigger warning. Hello Captain Awkward, Here's something that I feel very awkward about, and I really don't know how to handle it. When I was young, from pre-teens to mid-teens, my (maternal) grandfather did things he shouldn't have. It could have been … Continue reading Reader question #87: How do I talk about a molesting grandparent?

Variations on a theme: How can I get my “friends” to stop touching me? (Question #76)

This came into the Captain Awkward mailbox last night.  It seems like we're all in the mood to Hulk out and get people to stop touching other people, so have at it, commenters. Dear Captain Awkward, I have a recurring problem when it comes to friends. It's been a problem from the very beginning, as … Continue reading Variations on a theme: How can I get my “friends” to stop touching me? (Question #76)

Reader question #75: Guest post! My “friend” is making me very uncomfortable with his touching and sexual comments.

Dear Captain Awkward, This one might be a little long, and I am frankly afraid there might not be any good solution for it. My senior year in college, I shared a house with wonderful friends and an additional guy, A., who most of us didn't know, but he was a friend of one of … Continue reading Reader question #75: Guest post! My “friend” is making me very uncomfortable with his touching and sexual comments.