#329: My partner won’t set boundaries with his horrible family.

Dear Captain Awkward, I'm in a wonderful, 5-1/2 year relationship with a great guy. It's not all sunshine and roses (what relationship is?) but we've built a solid, great thing based on mutual respect, and I'm 100% sure he's the one I want to spend the rest of my life with/meld my DNA with in … Continue reading #329: My partner won’t set boundaries with his horrible family.

#299: My family likes to play a game where they competitively insult me until I cry. Is this a legitimate problem?

Captain Awkward, I'm having a family issue I'm not even sure how to approach. I don't know if this is a legitimate problem, just me overreacting, or a combination thereof, but I'd appreciate any advice you and your wonderful commentariat might have to offer. Right now, I'm a twenty-year-old college student living at home for … Continue reading #299: My family likes to play a game where they competitively insult me until I cry. Is this a legitimate problem?

#283: “How do I tell my parents I’m not moving back home with them after graduation?”

Good Afternoon, Captain A, I'd like to ask you for help. Specifically, I'm having a hard time dealing with my parents. Let me explain the situation. I'm currently twenty, a rising junior in college, and planning to study abroad next semester. The school that I currently attend is around a thousand miles away from home, … Continue reading #283: “How do I tell my parents I’m not moving back home with them after graduation?”

#209: My mom is pressuring me to invite my molester to my wedding, and it sucks BIG TIME.

Hello everyone. Captain Awkward here. This post involves some deeply harrowing no-good shit, so we're putting everything behind a cut. Also of note: This post, you'll notice the byline above, is a guest contribution of Marie (of The House is full of EVIL BEES fame), now promoted to Private First Class in the Awkward Army. … Continue reading #209: My mom is pressuring me to invite my molester to my wedding, and it sucks BIG TIME.

#194: “I am so socially awkward that my boyfriend won’t take me anywhere.”

Hi Captain, I am a twenty-something girl who has absolutely no clue how to act in social situations. My partner of 5 years¬†refuses to take me to restaurants or pubs, because I always ruin the mood by saying something stupid or embarrassing. I'm big on social media and connecting the conversation to recent events, which … Continue reading #194: “I am so socially awkward that my boyfriend won’t take me anywhere.”

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?