Dear Captain Awkward: About two weeks ago, I was broken up with by my then-boyfriend of nearly two years, P. I did not see it coming, at all. A week before, he had invited me to his family’s reunion in the summer, and he had spent the previous weekend with me. P and I met … Continue reading #557: That’s just one dude’s opinion/Annual reminder that “why did you break up with me?” is not a question you actually want answered.
[Content note: purity culture] Dear Captain Awkward, I am married. My husband is a very lovely, supportive man, very devoted and considerate, and a great father to our small child. We've been together nearly a decade, and married for most of that time. We are a good partnership. He was the first person I ever … Continue reading Guest Post #496: I No Longer Have Pantsfeelings for the Only Partner I’ve Had
It's day 3 of the Captain Awkward Pledge Drive. Get weird, pretty little short film for a dollar! Try to spot Intern Paul in the back of the crowd scene at the end! Everyone who has contributed so far should have received a Vimeo link to stream and download the movie. I hope you guys … Continue reading #296: How do I start to date? A counter-intuitive primer.
Hello Captain Awkward, I have an issue that you probably don't get every day. I have a problem with wealth and dating. I'm in my late 20's, and I have had the good fortune of becoming quite wealthy. Unfortunately, I am having trouble finding women who like me for me and not my wealth. Back … Continue reading #292: Wealth (& massive insecurity) is messing up my love life.
Humblest apologies from your friend Commander Logic as I figured out exactly what the eff WordPress was up to and could not locate the "preview" button. Away we go! Dear Captain Awkward, I need your help. It is three months till I graduate and I hate my degree and I hate the course I am … Continue reading #220: Doing what you’re good at isn’t the same as doing what you love.
I'm happy to say that this is my most pressing question about sex 'n' relationships 'n' stuff right now. The short version is that a lot of people who don't know me that well aren't sure whether I'm lesbian, straight, or somewhere in between. I'm sure where I am (straight) but I also like the … Continue reading #213 : Am I weirding everyone out by not being gay?
Dear Captain Awkward, Okay. I am worried at the lack of emotional intimacy in my life, I think? On Thursday, I ignored my flu, got gussied up, and attended a two-author required reading for my fiction class. The first author read an entertaining chapter of his book on taxidermy (yes, it was really good!) Then … Continue reading #207: Why did this fictional story make me cry? Could it have something to do with these awful hints about my mother?
Happy New Year, Awkwardtown! I apologize to RSS readers- this post prematurely went up before I was done with it. I'll be letting comments through again shortly. This week marks the 1 year anniversary of this blog (January 4th!), and to, uh, celebrate this milestone I will be posting a ton and gently directing readers … Continue reading Question #162: Bad teeth and other dating dealbreakers.
Hello Captain! I have been reading your blog and loving your smart, thoughtful advice. I was wondering if you could give me some help with my problem. This may be a bit of a 'my diamond shoes pinch' problem but I'd appreciate your advice because I'm tying myself up in knots. I am in a … Continue reading Reader question #51: I’m insecure about my girlfriend’s feelings for me.