Question #166: My mom is being a jerk about what I name my baby.

Dear Captain Awkward; When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I made a deal: he picks first name, I pick middle name, and then should we have a 2nd kid, it would be vice-versa. We decided at the time to name our daughter after his (late) maternal grandmother and my maternal grandmother. … Continue reading Question #166: My mom is being a jerk about what I name my baby.

Question # 164: Redrawing boundaries with a possessive ex.

Dear Captain Awkward: I'm a transman - reasonably attractive, fairly extroverted, early in my transition. I have recently moved to a new city and found a group of people who are both awesome (sharing similar interests and drives) and supportive of my transition. I even started dating a nice young man in this group. Then … Continue reading Question # 164: Redrawing boundaries with a possessive ex.

Variations on a theme: How can I get my “friends” to stop touching me? (Question #76)

This came into the Captain Awkward mailbox last night.  It seems like we're all in the mood to Hulk out and get people to stop touching other people, so have at it, commenters. Dear Captain Awkward, I have a recurring problem when it comes to friends. It's been a problem from the very beginning, as … Continue reading Variations on a theme: How can I get my “friends” to stop touching me? (Question #76)