#573, #574, #575 and #576: Applying the Sheelzebub Principle

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

#553 I’m following my heart, so why won’t my friends root for me?

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?

#517: Closure, continued. Who owns the story after a breakup?

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?

#505: Star-crossed or just incompatible? + Summer Pledge Drive Begins

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

Cohabitation Situations: Ambivalence Deliverance (#451) & Eviction Prescription (#452)

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)

#421: If he wanted to be your boyfriend, he’d be your boyfriend.

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.