Dear Captain Awkward, I am currently having issues with a roommate, who is also a friend of many years. We had lived together once before for a short period, and while I had noticed his intense reactions to stressful situations then, I was given the impression he had developed strategies to cope with his anxiety … Continue reading #747: Being the unwilling emotional caryatid in your house
Dear Captain Awkward, My problem boils down to this: can I say no, or do I have to be polite? I’m not a social person. I don’t have friends at the moment. The reasons for that are many –mostly boiling down to living at home again while I look for a job. At school, I had close friends I … Continue reading #481: My parents acquired a friend for me (with a gross, moldy congealed side of stalking).
Ahoy Captain! My boyfriend grew up around people whom he describes as 'hateful and angry,' who would call you [insert slur] if you pointed out their racism and misogyny. Later, he fell in with some really scary addicts. When I met him, the hard drugs and more violent people were gone, but he's still friends … Continue reading #396: How do I get my boyfriend to dump his Darth Vader BFF?
Dear Captain Awkward, I need a good way to stop being best friends with my former best friend. I don't want to hurt her feelings any more than I might have already have, but the relationship is seriously not working out for me in a bad way. Brief recap: Former best friend (FBF) was in … Continue reading #251: Breaking up with a friend (African Violet Review)
Hi Captain Awkward, I have been meaning to write you for a long time. I had a really long dilemma that turned into a really short dilemma over the last weekend. Basically, husband and I were friends with a couple (I'll call them Marjorie and Lance) who were completely stressing us out. The abridged list of … Continue reading #244: Playdates and friend break-ups
Hey Captain Awkward. I love your column. I think I found it through a link at Feministe (???)in the comments. Anyhoo, here is my problem that I will try to explain as simply as possible: I have had a couple of very rough years. My partner of 15+ years had a horrible legal battle against his … Continue reading Question #149: The Sad Cat Neighbor Feelings Situation