Ahoy, Captain! My mother died suddenly earlier this year. She and my father lived in a kinda remote area, 600 miles from my current residence. Pops is now getting ready to maybe think about moving to a zip code that has more humans than cows. Here's the problem: Mama and Pops spent most of their … Continue reading #757: Aging, grief, and STUFF: A f*load of feelings
Hi Captain! What do you do when someone who treated you badly dies? I went to school in a small town, an “everyone kind of knows everyone somehow”-type place. This isn’t really my type of place, and I left to attend a big university in a big city. I return to the town during breaks, … Continue reading #579 and #580 “I’m so sorry for your loss” “No loss, really!”
Dear Captain Awkward, My mom died suddenly and unexpectedly 2 months ago. My parents had been married almost 40 years. A month after her passing, I accidentally discovered that my dad has been sleeping with multiple men he meets on the internet, at the gym, etc., and that he is also having sex in public … Continue reading #464: My mom died and my dad started having sex with men. A LOT of men. Should I talk to him about it?
Dear Captain, I am in my mid-twenties and my fiancé died in early 2011. I coped better than I thought I would (he was sick for some time before he died so there was time to wonder) and have continued on with my life in many ways, but I do still miss him and think … Continue reading #365: Dating after death.
Dear Captain A, I've been friends with my friend, B, since 2004. We had a short but really important lovership in 2006, had a hard breakup, but then rebuilt our friendship. For the past five years, he's been someone I've considered family and my best friend. We referred to each other as 'non sexual life … Continue reading #333 & #334: Friendships, breakups, poetry, and WTF?
Hello Stranger. So, nearly three years ago, I got dumped. It's not the first time I've been dumped, but it was the only time I've been in love. The problem is that I'm just not coping with it well. I still find myself missing my ex and the conversations we used to have. I still … Continue reading Question #178: “I want someone to kiss and be kissed by.”
Dear Captain Awkward, I have never been in a relationship and yet somehow I often wind up being among the first people told about break-ups of others. Today a friend I haven't known for long (couple of months but we hit it off right away) send me an email to apologise for not replying to … Continue reading Question #173: How do I help my friends through breakups?
Dear Captain Awkward, I've come across a situation that has really stymied me and I wonder if you can help. I had a friend many years ago who was sweet as pie but who could sometimes be a little needy and suffocating. I think he had a pretty serious crush on me, but nothing ever … Continue reading Reader question #104: His wife died. Does that mean I have to be his constant comforter?