When someone says "I don't have romantic feelings for you," take them at their word.
Two spouses wrote to me and I don't want to post the letters full of painful details but I also could not leave it alone.
"You dumped me, remember? Kindly sigh into someone else's moving boxes."
Feelings (jealousy, discomfort, biphobia) clean-up in Aisle 7.
Numbness can be a survival skill, but the feeling's gotta come back sometime.
I believe the classic phrase is "don't set yourself on fire to keep somebody else warm."
"You're chopping the peppers wrong," or, when cooking together stops being a fun date-night activity.
Content note for mention of suicidal ideation, and reminder that roommate fights are for "It's your turn to buy toilet paper," not "It actually oppresses me when your face does that." Dear Captain Awkward, I have a question about reconciling with friends when everyone involved has made mistakes. Sorry this is so long... My wife … Continue reading #1297: My friends had a huge falling-out with my wife. Can we ever be friends again?
If he apologizes he might shatter into a million little pieces, this is Very Serious!
Sometimes your brain just wants to be obsessed with somebody for a while. Hi Captain, My now ex (he/him), and I (she/her) broke up at the end of May. It was pretty much mutual. He asked if we could stop being exclusive for a while (we were long distance). I was already having other problems … Continue reading #1284: “I have to see my ex again in a year and it is a constantly ticking time bomb in my head.”