Hi Captain! Tl:dr – What do you say when someone needs you to tell them that you care about them more than you do care about them? Is there a way to be honest but not make them feel like you actually dislike them? Is there a way to lie so that they actually believe … Continue reading #1103: “My partner’s awkward friend and their requests for reassurance.”
Hi Captain Awkward, I find myself in a very awkward but relatively low-stakes situation with a classmate. There is a woman in my cohort at college who has this weird habit of rescheduling other students' social events (not just mine, but mostly mine). For example, someone invites the group by email out to go hiking, … Continue reading #897: “Every time I invite our friends to something, this person suggests a competing event.”
Dear Captain Awkward, I think my partner has a big Geek Social Fallacy problem. We live together in a small house in an expensive area where lots of people live with parents or roommates. So, ever since before we met, he’s hosted huge blowout theme parties for his entire geeky friendgroup. He always encourages them … Continue reading #784: The Geek Social Fallacy Host – Missing Stair Guest Relationship
Dear Captain Awkward, Things have started getting *awkward* with a good friend of mine, and I need advice on how to handle it. He’s this really quirky guy - I met him through my boyfriend - and since we all have a silly sense of humour we enjoy having a laugh (usually with a good … Continue reading #488: My friend’s new hobby is grossing everyone out, and, he likes it that way.
Dear Captain Awkward: I'm a transman - reasonably attractive, fairly extroverted, early in my transition. I have recently moved to a new city and found a group of people who are both awesome (sharing similar interests and drives) and supportive of my transition. I even started dating a nice young man in this group. Then … Continue reading Question # 164: Redrawing boundaries with a possessive ex.
Dear Captain Awkward: I appreciated your advice regarding being open to the possibility that two siblings can grow up in the same home but have completely different experiences and interpretations of the environment. As I was reading I found myself identifying with the sister, whom the question-asker describes as still being stuck in the abusive … Continue reading Reader Question #14: Spiritual abuse, maybe. How is a church like a high school Dungeons & Dragons game?