Dear Captain Awkward; Hello! I am 48 years old, pronouns she/her, and having trouble with my parents, specifically, my mother and her hoarding. My mom is trying to give more stuff to me than I can handle, and the lever she pulls to make it more painful is, "but it was your grandmother's." if I … Continue reading #1216 and #1217: The Weight Of Parental Love and Things And Time And “Help.”
Dear Captain Obvious, My mom has always been on about how I look, but since I've turned 16 it seems to have gotten worse. She got me a fitbit that she makes me use (which I hate because it tells me I eat too many calories a day, even though it's the recommended amount), made … Continue reading #824: “My mom is obsessed with my looks and my weight.”
Dear Captain Awkward: My partner has told me that he is afraid that he's boring and that he has an irrational fear that my 'self-improvement' means I will leave him for somebody "more exciting". A few years ago I was feeling really down, and during that period I decided to really work on myself by … Continue reading #683: My boyfriend insists on coming along everywhere I go and constantly worries that I’ll leave him. (Spoiler: You probably will.)
Comments on this thread are closed as of 8/17. Thank you. Hi Captain Awkward, My mother and my boyfriend HATE each other. I know you've heard this all before, and until now I've learned to just deal with it. Until now. My mother is my supporter, I am currently a 19 year old undergraduate, … Continue reading #503: Education, love, money, family, foreign adventures & THE ENTIRE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING
Dear Captain Awkward, My wife has contributed so much to my life. In college, I made a difficult transition from developmentally-challenged homeschooled Evangelical missionary wannabe to Libertarian to a proto-value-actual-people-and-outcomes-and-recognize-cognitive-biases-and-reject-satisfying-internal-consistencies-ist. The latter doesn't actually have content; I was shattered and adrift, trying to find my voice. Hell, discovering the phrase, "find my voice" was actually … Continue reading #311: My wife freaks out whenever I’m away from her.