#747: Being the unwilling emotional caryatid in your house

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

#481: My parents acquired a friend for me (with a gross, moldy congealed side of stalking).

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).