A series of letters from people who are trying to disengage but don't know how. There's some really toxic addiction and abusive behavior described in some of the letters, so, know that going in. Hey Captain Awkward, This is the LW of #776. This time my question isn’t about dealing with Toby’s parents, but Toby … Continue reading #825, #826, #827: The Art of Losing Is Actually Pretty Hard To Master
Category: Stockholm Syndrome
#583: The Worry Wyvern and The Dragon of Disappointment
Dear Captain and friends, I am terrified of talking to my mother. If I, or my partner, do something she doesn't like, even if it has no impact on her life, she will worry and blame me for that worry. Sometimes this is because she finds a way in which it will affect her later … Continue reading #583: The Worry Wyvern and The Dragon of Disappointment
#394: Discussing consent & rape with my mom is leaving us both shredded.
Behind a cut for sure. Reasons are in the title, and it gets pretty detailed, so be warned. Dear Captain Awkward (or appropriate guest blogger), I recently had a fight with my mom over the definition of rape and the concept of enthusiastic consent and I don't know how to handle the outcome right now. First I … Continue reading #394: Discussing consent & rape with my mom is leaving us both shredded.
#313 & #314: Broken Friendships
Should there ever be a Captain Awkward Dot Com Meetup, I will acquire a bunch of these coloring books and the big boxes of crayons (and some silver and gold gel pens) and have a table where people can hang out and color. Right? Right. Thanks, Cleolinda! Today's letters are on the less happy topics … Continue reading #313 & #314: Broken Friendships
#292: Wealth (& massive insecurity) is messing up my love life.
Hello Captain Awkward, I have an issue that you probably don't get every day. I have a problem with wealth and dating. I'm in my late 20's, and I have had the good fortune of becoming quite wealthy. Unfortunately, I am having trouble finding women who like me for me and not my wealth. Back … Continue reading #292: Wealth (& massive insecurity) is messing up my love life.
#284: “My partner is controlling about my appearance.”
Dear Captain Awkward, I’m in a long term relationship (7 years now) that started in my last year of high school, and has been my only romantic relationship. As you may imagine, it’s been...interesting. He’s a great person, with many admirable qualities, whom I still like a lot as a person and enjoy spending time … Continue reading #284: “My partner is controlling about my appearance.”
#276 & #277 & #278: A three-for-one stalker (un)special.
Here be a bunch of letters about dudes who can't let go and the very young women who pity/get stalked by them. Have a website full of cute animal pictures open in another tab while you read this. You're going to need it. Dear Captain Awkward: Came across your 'the art of "no".' post, wish … Continue reading #276 & #277 & #278: A three-for-one stalker (un)special.
Question #122: Should I move away from my abusive family?
Hi Captain Awkward, I am a 21-year-old college student about to begin my last year of school. My family is a bit nuts. My 22-year-old brother, diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at an early age, receives money from the government monthly and has never worked. My dad is in his 60s and also receives … Continue reading Question #122: Should I move away from my abusive family?
Reader Question #6: I’m worried about my sister. She is still very close to our abusive parents.
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.