Hi Captain, I'm in a sucky situation. I'm in love with one of my friends and he doesn't treat me very well - even as a friend. I started seeing him very shortly after the end of a very long, serious relationship. I said "this has to be casual, don't ask me what we … Continue reading #259: “I’m in love with someone who treats me badly.”
Hi Captain, I have two questions, not about a particular situation (although, of course, that's a complete lie) but more a desire for more exposition on certain recurring themes. Should you have the time or inclination. Or want to flip it to the commenters. Or whatnot. First: How does one spot a Darth Vader? It's … Continue reading Friday Questions about Darth Vader & FEELINGS______.
Dear Captain Awkward: I'm a middle-aged lady who should be able to solve her own problems. And I do, pretty well, except for this one: Quite a few years ago (just over 20 to be exact) I had a child with a man who immediately dumped me as soon as he found out and offered … Continue reading #198: Hung up real bad.
Hi Captain, I am a twenty-something girl who has absolutely no clue how to act in social situations. My partner of 5 years refuses to take me to restaurants or pubs, because I always ruin the mood by saying something stupid or embarrassing. I'm big on social media and connecting the conversation to recent events, which … Continue reading #194: “I am so socially awkward that my boyfriend won’t take me anywhere.”
Oh Captain, my Captain-- I was in a serious relationship with a man, let's call him Ethan, a few years ago while we were both in college. We met through our ROTC program. He was a very good guy, and a great boyfriend. I broke up with him around our one-year anniversary, because we rarely … Continue reading #184: Confusing dude is confusing. Should I reach out to him and tell him how I feel?
Hey Captain! I've been dealing with a rather awkward social conundrum lately, and I'd love some advice. The short version: I need to figure out how to fend off well-meaning questions from acquaintances about my semi-estranged father. The longer version: my dad's an alcoholic person with bipolar disorder, and he's non med compliant. I grew up … Continue reading Question #135: How do I deflect the well-meaning people who ask me about my abusive dad?
Hi Captain Awkward, I've been reading for about 8 months, and I really appreciate your excellent, transferable and practical advice. Can you help me use my words at work, please? How do I pin down my elusive boss and talk to her? Eighteen months ago I got a job in the industry of my dreams, but not in the … Continue reading Reader question #95: How do I get face-time with my boss so I can get the transfer and promotion I want?
Here is a reader question and corresponding guest-post from Commander Logic on the subject of losing your virginity after most people around you have lost theirs, but really it's like a manual on dating and respecting the shit out of yourself, aka, universally applicable. Dear Captain Awkward: There are a lot of awkward conversations going … Continue reading Reader question #50: I’m a 27-year-old virgin and I’m mostly okay with that but sometimes I feel like a loser.
Good day Cap-i-tan! I come to you now with the story if my current relationship, which is very very..... very awkward. Bit of information to note. She was 19, is now 20, I am 24. We met through friends, and first started out to be roommates cause mine was leaving me in a month and … Continue reading Reader question #39: My girlfriend is moving away to go to school and be with her other boyfriend(s). Should I wait?
The commenters in this thread are just killing it with wise advice. I think I got caught up in the "how do you communicate in a situation that is already happening where you're in the same room (not text messages)" side of the problem, but sort of missed the "Oh yeah, you don't ever have … Continue reading Blanket Statement Monday: You don’t have to be friends with your ex.