Sometimes your brain just wants to be obsessed with somebody for a while. Hi Captain, My now ex (he/him), and I (she/her) broke up at the end of May. It was pretty much mutual. He asked if we could stop being exclusive for a while (we were long distance). I was already having other problems … Continue reading #1284: “I have to see my ex again in a year and it is a constantly ticking time bomb in my head.”
Dear Captain, I've looked in the archives for something like this, but I couldn't find anything. What do you do when you apologize and it seems to upset someone even more? I (she/her) have an ex (he/him), and we have recently reconnected after a breakup and period of no contact and are trying to be … Continue reading #1263: “I apologized and it made everything weirder. What’s really going on?”
Dear Captain, I had a friend I first met about 15 years ago. We got on amazingly well: mutual friends called us “one mind in two bodies” because our personalities were so similar. We understood each other almost perfectly and could talk and laugh for hours about things nobody else quite got. We then had … Continue reading #1257:”How do I navigate the transition between romantic relationship and friendship with someone who’s really (platonically) important to me?”
Content note: Mention of suicide Dear Captain Awkward 2 weeks ago my boyfriend (he/him/his) of 2 years made the decision to break up with me (cis/female). I moved out of our shared house and back with my parents and sister. I did not want the relationship to end and I hoped we could have worked … Continue reading #1250: How do I support my (very-recently) ex-partner through his complex grief?
Ahoy, Captain Awkward! Looking for some relationship advice and hoping you can help. Background: Boyfriend and I met through a mutual friend, I'm in my mid 20s(first serious relationship) he's in his late 30s(and been around the block a few times, though never married). It's been an awesome two years and we're looking into moving … Continue reading #723: “Am I immature if I think my boyfriend is too intertwined with his ex?”
Hello, nice people of the internet! I took your generous Pledge Drive donations and finally bought myself a reliable, working computer. I CAN WRITE AGAIN! February is over and my 2-week sinus-infection-shitbeast-respiratory-thing-from-hell seems to be lifting. I CAN WRITE AGAIN! HI IT IS NICE TO SEE YOU ALL I MISSED YOU AND HOPE YOU ARE … Continue reading #552: Crossing Paths with Darth-of-Old
Dear Captain Awkward: An ex (X) asked if I had reservations about X hooking up with a mutual acquaintance (A). I told X my reservation/opinion. X then told A what I said. A is angry and upset On one hand, I gave an opinion when asked based on my knowledge of situations involving A. But … Continue reading #498: Transitive Opinions, Discretion, and Drama
Hello! If you're just arriving here from Freshly Pressed, please come in and stay awhile. The site policies about commenting are here. A glossary of inside jokes and references is here. Dear Captain & Friends, A while ago, I had a falling out with a lover I'd had for a relatively short time. They are … Continue reading #442: Clearing the air (but only if you feel like it) + Pledge Drive Week (but only if you feel like it).
Dear Captain Awkward, I've been in a relationship with a kind, caring man for the past two years. This is my first serious relationship (yay!) and his second. I've had some experience with casual dating and casual sex prior to meeting my boyfriend, but he hasn't had as much, so his previous relationship is his main point of reference. … Continue reading #306 Secrets, Lies, and Stephanie
Dear Captain Awkward: It's been an interesting week for me. First, I found out that my abusive ex-boyfriend has gotten his new girlfriend pregnant. (Unrelated to the question, but adding to the weirdness: I'm a massage therapist, and she got scheduled with me for a pregnancy massage, I mean, wtf? I did not end up … Continue reading #301: “Help me process my weird week of feelings.”