Hi Captain! My fiancé (they/them) and I (she/her) recently bought a house. My little sister (she/her) also lives with us. It’s awesome. We throw parties, where people drink (sometimes a lot – fiancé and sister are college students, I’m a few years older) and hang out. We’re planning on implementing a house rule where people … Continue reading #1185: “Need scripts for moderating how much guests drink in my home.”
Dear Captain Awkward, I use she/her pronouns. I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for almost four years. We live in different but nearby cities, and I don’t own a car (though I can get access to one with advance notice), so he often drives to mine. In our region, there is a … Continue reading #1162: “Is there room for compromise when it comes to alcohol and driving?”
Dear Captain, I'm a 20-year-old college student and I don't drink, nor will I likely ever drink in the future. My father is an alcoholic, and every family member on his side has some form of substance abuse problem. I know that having a drink now and again will not necessarily hurt me or lead … Continue reading #905: “I’m a college student who doesn’t drink. How can I make my peers understand that without killing the mood?”
Hello, My close friend from childhood, "Jake," is a kindhearted person with a drinking problem. I have learned that his drinking problem is not something for me to either fix or enable, so I do neither. Most of the time I simply hang out with him before he starts drinking for the night, and then … Continue reading #836: “How do I apologize for my mean drunk friend’s behavior to my other friends?”
Hi Captain: There is this totally awesome and beautiful girl in some of my graduate classes. I sat next to her and before I knew it we started texting a lot and it looked like it was leading to something more. I tried taking her out to dinner but once she had something come up … Continue reading #482: Sexy drunk texts vs. sober rejection: I don’t know what to believe!
This is a very smart post on moving on and setting boundaries with an ex from Jenn Vicious at In Our Words: "There’s this thing that sometimes happens when people break up but still care about each other: they want to continue working on things that were problems in their relationship. Don’t do that. My … Continue reading #460: Boundaries are good, even if other people don’t enjoy it when you set them.