Hello Captain Awkward, I'm feeling quite stuck in a romantic situation and am hoping you can help. Last year I took a job in a town 5 hours away. To my surprise and delight, a co-worker who I had a secret crush on messaged me daily after I left and from there she admits she … Continue reading #786: Trapped by a doomed love
Dear Captain Awkward (And Awkwardeers), I've been in a fantastic relationship with my partner for a few years now. He's incredibly supportive of my mental health, and complements my personality perfectly. However, and this may seem a silly concern, I'm worried about the fact that we never argue. Basically, I'm concerned that this might mean … Continue reading #524: How do I fight with my partner without ruining everything?
Yesterday I celebrated WifeDay, a roving holiday where my friend T. and I go to lunch and otherwise love on each other. (Commander Logic and I also have this holiday, we just refer to it in text messages as "Doug's?" "Doug's!" until such time as I can create a powerful sausage-shaped beacon to flash in … Continue reading Chosen Family Open Thread
Dear Captain Awkward, I need a second opinion. I'm at my wits end as to how to address something that has become a large problem with my boyfriend. My friends are no, help; I've gotten lucky, landed a good, caring boy, how could I have problems, lalalala-I-can't-hear-you. I'm glad they approve of him, since I … Continue reading #309 & #310: The Broken Record
Dear Captain Awkward, My boyfriend and I met in college, and are following similar career paths. We're a little different in the exact path, but it's the same industry. Last month a family member visiting my family said that he was best friends with a head honcho in the industry. He said that my boyfriend … Continue reading #304: Good problems!
Hi Captain & Team Awkward, I've been enjoying the site for a while now and have been able to take quite a few pointers from y'all, so thanks! I guess the shortest way to ask my question is this: What are the green flags in any (budding) relationship? Best wishes - Looking Forward … Continue reading #300: My relationship is awesome y/n
Dear Readers, I promise a work or friendship or health or family question tomorrow, I swear, but this came in over the weekend and I think we can answer it pretty quickly and keep this week's theme going. Ahoy, Captain! I'm another wayward really insecure dude with a lady problem. But I think it might … Continue reading #298: I’m bisexual! Right? Maybe? Yes?
Dear Incoming Letter Writers, Please stop describing yourselves as late bloomers and apologizing for your lack of experience with love, dating, and sex. We all bloom when we bloom. Sometimes early relationships give us dating training wheels and help us figure out what we want from a romantic partner in a healthy way. Sometimes, as … Continue reading Blanket Statement Monday: On Late Bloomers
Dear Captain Awkward, I am a recent High School graduate and I am going to start college in the fall somewhat far away from my home state (about an 11 hour drive) and i am so excited I've made a countdown and I've befriended all of my soon to be classmates on FB and found … Continue reading #285: Is it bad if my relationship has an expiration date?
Dear Captain Awkward: I'm caught in my own head and could use a guide to get out of it. There's a gentleman who's recently come back into my life. We first connected two years ago when he was separated from his (second) wife and while we talked all of the time and hung out a … Continue reading #269: Anxiety, chemistry, and second chances.