Hi Awkwards! My boyfriend and I have been together for around 2 years. We're incredibly compatible and this relationship has done a lot for me. I was in a pretty shitty situation before we met, and he's done so much to encourage me to accomplish the things I want, I feel very lucky. Basically, there … Continue reading #594: My boyfriend won’t watch my favorite TV show
What search terms are leading people to Captain Awkward? Let's add punctuation and answer them like questions. 1. "What's wrong with me? My boyfriend wants to be with me all the time but I don't." Nothing is wrong with you, it just seems like you want different stuff. If this is about the amount of … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: The Jidoon are on the Moon in June
Ahoy Captain! My boyfriend grew up around people whom he describes as 'hateful and angry,' who would call you [insert slur] if you pointed out their racism and misogyny. Later, he fell in with some really scary addicts. When I met him, the hard drugs and more violent people were gone, but he's still friends … Continue reading #396: How do I get my boyfriend to dump his Darth Vader BFF?
Before we dig into today's letter, I really like this "Ask Polly" piece at The Awl, I Miss My Maniac Ex. The Maniac Ex is what we around these parts would call a Darth Vader boyfriend. So you focus on that one magical night, in the middle of a sea of terrible nights, where he … Continue reading #392: Overdue apologies.
Here is a reader question and corresponding guest-post from Commander Logic on the subject of losing your virginity after most people around you have lost theirs, but really it's like a manual on dating and respecting the shit out of yourself, aka, universally applicable. Dear Captain Awkward: There are a lot of awkward conversations going … Continue reading Reader question #50: I’m a 27-year-old virgin and I’m mostly okay with that but sometimes I feel like a loser.
A lovely reader alerted me that "Subscribe in a reader" function is broken, and I can see that it is broken, but I don't know WHY it is broken or how to fix. Any smart nerds want to help me out? Is it affecting those of you who already read it via RSS, or just … Continue reading Feedburner is broken?
Good day Cap-i-tan! I come to you now with the story if my current relationship, which is very very..... very awkward. Bit of information to note. She was 19, is now 20, I am 24. We met through friends, and first started out to be roommates cause mine was leaving me in a month and … Continue reading Reader question #39: My girlfriend is moving away to go to school and be with her other boyfriend(s). Should I wait?
Dear Captain Awkward: OK, here's a bit of an awkward situation for you: Very elderly folks, at the symphony or the opera, with one of those oxygen tanks that gives a very audible puff of air every three seconds, and makes a noise like a clockwork sniff. I've been at many performances when one of … Continue reading Reader Question #15: Noisy Oxygen Tanks At The Opera
Dear Captain Awkward: So, it's like this. I met a great guy, and get this, it's one of THOSE love stories where the girl winds up with the guy she went to school with, it was him all along! Hurrah for fairy stories!!! So, all well and good and life is great with us, … Continue reading Reader Question #12: How do I deal with my boyfriend’s ex-from-hell?
Dear Captain Awkward, I currently have a kind of weird situation going on with my sister that I really don't know how to deal with. My parents and I are estranged, and after many years of denial and telling myself that it was always my fault (when in fact, it never was, it was just … Continue reading Reader Question #6: I’m worried about my sister. She is still very close to our abusive parents.