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?”
Hi Captain: I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend now for 5 years. I met Leigh when I was 19, fell in love, grew up together, and last year bought a house together; we even had an engagement ceremony so our family would feel more at ease with us living together. Even though … Continue reading #603: “I can’t stop cheating on my perfect boyfriend.”
Four letters about The Guy Who Would Be Perfect If Not For That One Dealbreaker Thing. I didn't publish the 5th of this ilk that came in this week, which was about a perpetually-unemployed-and-not-trying, bad-in-bed man who was also mean. That one was too easy (Bees! Run!). These are harder because people don't have to … Continue reading #573, #574, #575 and #576: Applying the Sheelzebub Principle
The monthly(ish) roundup of the questions people type into search engines to find this blog. 1. "My partner thinks I have genital warts but I have herpes what do I do?" Both of you should get a full STI screen, if you haven't already, and talk about whatever you find there. ('Cause maybe it's both). … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: SMARCH
Dear Captain Awkward, I married my college boyfriend T three years ago, but our marriage became pretty awful. This past summer I went to a month-long program for my job and met M, who is honestly the most amazing person I’ve ever known. He gets me in a way no guy ever has. When we … Continue reading #553 I’m following my heart, so why won’t my friends root for me?
Dear Captain and Co, Almost 3 years ago I broke up with my then-boyfriend of 6 months. We'd been friends before, and due to being in the same friends group, stayed friendly afterward. I thought we would be able to make better friends than a couple, but I didn't push the issue, as it was … Continue reading #517: Closure, continued. Who owns the story after a breakup?
Twice a year, I hold out the tip jar and invite readers who are able to kick in a few $ to support the site. If you like what you read here and find it helpful, please consider making a (non-tax deductible) gift through PayPal or via Dwolla (for which you must be in the USA with a bank account). … Continue reading #505: Star-crossed or just incompatible? + Summer Pledge Drive Begins
We got the following request yesterday: Hello Awkward Helpers! I am thinking that I (and maybe others?) might benefit right now from an open thread on coping with acute romantic loss and heartbreak, for, you know, group support purposes and such. I know the subject has been dealt with in previous questions, and that moderating … Continue reading Heartbreak Open Thread
Before we jump into sad, serious things, Gollum dreamed a dream (of coming to your party?) Courtesy of my friend @spyscribe. You guys watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, right? Now, some letters about living situations gone bad (#451) and very, very bad (#452). Dearest Captain, I need some help with relationship ambivalence. It's been 3 years … Continue reading Cohabitation Situations: Ambivalence Deliverance (#451) & Eviction Prescription (#452)
Dear Captain Awkward: I've been with this guy for 2 years now. We had a falling out for about a month but we've been talking again since September. It's been 4 months that we're talking again and he's afraid to make me his girlfrend because i messed up our relationship a little 2 years ago. … Continue reading #421: If he wanted to be your boyfriend, he’d be your boyfriend.