#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.

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.

Guest Post #496: I No Longer Have Pantsfeelings for the Only Partner I’ve Had

[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

#220: Doing what you’re good at isn’t the same as doing what you love.

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.

#207: Why did this fictional story make me cry? Could it have something to do with these awful hints about my mother?

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?

Question #162: Bad teeth and other dating dealbreakers.

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.

Reader question #51: I’m insecure about my girlfriend’s feelings for me.

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.