Dear Captain Awkward: OK, here's a bit of an awkward situation for you: Very elderly folks, at the symphony or the opera, with one of those oxygen tanks that gives a very audible puff of air every three seconds, and makes a noise like a clockwork sniff. I've been at many performances when one of … Continue reading Reader Question #15: Noisy Oxygen Tanks At The Opera
Dear Captain Awkward: So, it's like this. I met a great guy, and get this, it's one of THOSE love stories where the girl winds up with the guy she went to school with, it was him all along! Hurrah for fairy stories!!! So, all well and good and life is great with us, … Continue reading Reader Question #12: How do I deal with my boyfriend’s ex-from-hell?
Dear Captain Awkward, I currently have a kind of weird situation going on with my sister that I really don't know how to deal with. My parents and I are estranged, and after many years of denial and telling myself that it was always my fault (when in fact, it never was, it was just … Continue reading Reader Question #6: I’m worried about my sister. She is still very close to our abusive parents.
Dear Captain Awkward: A close friend is dating a total loser. Please give me the magic-spell-words to make him see this and dump him. Or else the fortitude to watch him marry this creep. We have already talked about my reservations concerning his partner's character and their relationship. I don't want to push him … Continue reading Reader Question #4: My friend is dating someone terrible, or, Secrets of The Darth Vader Boyfriend.