Content note: Mention of suicide Dear Captain Awkward 2 weeks ago my boyfriend (he/him/his) of 2 years made the decision to break up with me (cis/female). I moved out of our shared house and back with my parents and sister. I did not want the relationship to end and I hoped we could have worked … Continue reading #1250: How do I support my (very-recently) ex-partner through his complex grief?
Ahoy Captain, I (she/her) was recently dumped by a guy (he/him). It's now been about a month since we broke up, and we only dated for a few months. Since we split, I've been reflecting on some things that I wish I had handled differently in our relationship. We got lunch together a couple weeks … Continue reading #1205: Can apologizing to your ex be constructive?
Hello Captain, I (she/her) and my partner (he/him) had been together for three years. Most of the happiest moments of my life have been with him, and we planned our futures together. I don’t value being in a relationship for its own sake, and I’ve only ever wanted this kind of thing with him. In … Continue reading #1197: “He broke up with me but hasn’t moved out yet. How do I not ruin our last chance to make this work?”
Hi Captain Awkward, My partner [26M] and I have been together for about 6 months. We both genuinely love each other, and have been telling each other that we love each other for the last few months; but some recent events have led me to reconsider how seriously committed he is to the relationship, and … Continue reading #1186: “How do I rebuild trust in my relationship?”
It's time for that monthly thing where we answer the search strings people typed in to find this place as if they are actual questions. This feature is made possible through the generous support of 979 Patreon followers. They keep the blog ad-free and allow me to pay rent and eat cheese. First, as is … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: The Thirty-First of June
Dear Captain Awkward, So... Not sure if this fits under relationship advice or under the "how to be a regular human being and not a lizard person" category. I've been seeing this guy for the last 10 months. He is great, but I'm the first person he's actually gone out with since ending a long, … Continue reading #745: Are plans really important?
Letter Writers, no one is topping "Dear Sugar" on this topic. Read that and you're probably good. But just in case, your letters and some answers are below. Dear Captain Awkward: I'm 29 and female, and have been in a relationship with the same guy since college. We now live together. He wants to marry … Continue reading #690 and #691: One of life’s saddest lessons is that people don’t have to be awful or evil to be not quite right for you.
Theme of the day: Don't work harder at someone who isn't working at all at you. Hey Cap, So me and this girl met and started talking, at first she thought I was a jackass then she saw the better side of me. We became best friends for the better part of a year and … Continue reading #660 and #661: Certain Doom and Poetry
Hello there, Captain Awkward, I'm a young person and I recently ended my first relationship. We did truly love each other--even though I'm young, I can say that with absolute conviction. But there were many serious problems in the relationship: they had a horrible, rude friend who would flirt with them constantly (one time she … Continue reading #659: Second thoughts and confusing feelings after a breakup
Dear Captain Awkward, I am a straight male in the process of getting a divorce. I am the one who filed for it. I did so out of necessity because my spouse has been increasingly unstable and abusive throughout the marriage. I spent years telling myself that things would get better any day and that there … Continue reading #604: Is there a Hallmark card for “I got divorced?”