Happy 2013, everybody! Dear Captain Awkward: Here's the deal. About 4 months ago I moved with Boyfriend about a thousand miles away from my family and friends for a job offer he received. The city we moved to is big and we figured that it would be easy for me to find a job there. … Continue reading #417: How do I let mutual friends know about my imminent breakup and move?
Dear Captain Awkward, I have decided to end my 4-year relationship with my boyfriend. Throughout the last 4 years, despite my best efforts to convince myself, I have never been truly passionate and enthusiastic about this relationship, though we've definitely had some good moments. He on the other hand has been extremely invested in it. … Continue reading #388: Please let me go.
Dear Captain Awkward: A year ago I broke up with a girlfriend of three years. Before she was my girlfriend she had been my best friend for over 10 years, and was someone whom I deeply trusted with pretty much everything. When we broke up it was very messy and she said some very hurtful … Continue reading #369: Breaking off contact with an ex.
Ahoy there, Captain, and fellow Awkward Army. As I am typing this, work has been massively stressful and busy for me--I work at the busiest gas station in my city and despite being part time, I consistently get 40-hour/at least 30-hour work weeks; the end of the summer semester is drawing very near, and next … Continue reading #330: Life blows. How can I be nice to myself again?
Dear Captain Awkward I'm asexual, and all my friends are aware of this. I'm not incapable of forming relationships - I am actually heteroromantic - but I rarely do. However, possibly because I'm asexual and therefore there is no possible sexual element to complicate matters, I tend to form close friendships with men. In particular, … Continue reading #327: My friend’s wife has forbidden us to communicate.
A couple of weeks ago I started dating this guy. One evening we were with another couple and he was doing whiskey shots with one of our friends. He seemed sober and I didn't think anything of it, but he texted me later to apologize, which I thought was classy. That was our fourth time … Continue reading #320: Dubious Breakup Methods
Dear Captain Awkward: I'm a 25-year-old male with a girlfriend of a little over two years. We've had our ups and downs over time, but for my recent memory, which probably means the last year, things have been going well. We have a lot of fun together, usually on our own as most of our … Continue reading #317: This crush is really distracting me from my sexless relationship.
Dear Captain Awkward, At the beginning of this year, after much agonising and a deep depression lasting several months, I broke up with J., my boyfriend of three years. We lived together, we had friends in common – it was messy, but I tried very hard to be honest with him. This included telling him … Continue reading #316: Reaching out to an ex
Dear Captain Awkward, I need a second opinion. I'm at my wits end as to how to address something that has become a large problem with my boyfriend. My friends are no, help; I've gotten lucky, landed a good, caring boy, how could I have problems, lalalala-I-can't-hear-you. I'm glad they approve of him, since I … Continue reading #309 & #310: The Broken Record
Hi there, I have been seeing my boyfriend for a little over two years now, off and on. I have wanted to break things off for many reasons (lack of ambition being a key one) that he has promised to work on (although I haven't seen a load of progress but maybe thats another letter). … Continue reading #286: I think the words you are looking for are “I am breaking up with you.”