This post is behind a cut due to intense discussion of sexual violence and stalking behavior. Oh Captain, My Captain! I was in an abusive relationship with a man who raped me multiple times. This was about three years ago, and for awhile I was on track with the healing process. In the meantime, I … Continue reading #529: (un)Fun with tenses: You HAD an abuser. You HAVE a stalker.
Hi Captain, I could really use your help with a situation I've been dealing with at work. My job is at a small marketing firm, and I have a lot of daily contact with our customers, both over the phone and by email (not in person). One of our customers, whom I'll call Jim, has … Continue reading #527 Creepers d’Un Certain Age, Business Edition.
Hey Captain Awkward, I am the LW of the "how do I break up with my mean ex who scares me?" Recently I have received harassing emails and blog comments from his new girlfriend telling me I am a liar and a bunch of other such things. Also telling me to stop "making up stories of my abuse." … Continue reading #426 & #427: E-blasts from the past.
Dear Captain Awkward, I have a dilemma that I suspect is quite common, but I'm still running into mental roadblocks as to how to properly approach it. Background: I'm a lesbian and a big-eff Feminist working in a male-dominated field, in a male-dominated company. I've worked marketing, event planning and PR for rape crisis centres, … Continue reading #395: Confronting offensive bosses and coworkers.
Hello there, Entire Internet! Thank you for stopping by. Edited to Add: As of Monday, 8/13 I've locked commenting on this post. The moderation demands are overwhelming. Thanks for your constructive contributions! We'll pick this discussion back up another time.</EDIT> -------------- Right now I'm fielding a lot of emails and comments from guys who are … Continue reading The C-Word
Dear Captain, As a single woman working in a male dominated field, I do run into some weird situations. But I've never been confronted by a jealous wife before. A year ago I relocated to a city about an hour's drive from home so that I could be closer to my new job. A few … Continue reading Question #165: How do I deal with my coworker and his toxic, jealous wife?