"Is it technically cheating?" vs. "Even if the answer is no, is this the kind of relationship you want?"
Hi Captain, Six months ago my husband got a new job. It was a top management position that I thought he really wanted. The application process was very involved and I gave him a lot of help with it. I thought I was being loving and supportive, and that we were working as a … Continue reading #1290: “My husband says ‘my pushiness’ ruined his life.”
Dear Captain: I (she/her) have been with my partner (he/him) for a few years now, we live together, everything is fine and dandy, except for one thing. We're both in our 30s, and recently the topic of engagement and marriage has come up. I'd really like to eventually, and he really doesn't. Our relationship is … Continue reading #1177: “How to be fine with not getting married?”
Hi Captain, My husband, at the ripe age of 35, is losing his hair. He has had luxuriant long locks since he was a young teenager, long before I knew him. He fought multiple administrative battles with his conservative Catholic high school's dress code in order to keep it. He considers it an inextricable part … Continue reading #956: “How do I reassure someone I love about their body issues without being bitter about my own?”
Dear Captain Awkward I have been with my partner for over 5 years now, and I love him to pieces, I can't imagine my life without him, but I am scared that if I propose to him he's going to say no, from what I know we are very happy, and I know that he … Continue reading #567: I want to propose to my dude but the culture is telling me I’m not s’posed to. What if I mess it up? + A Compendium (hopefully) of Thoughts On Lasting Love
Dear Captain Awkward, So, I'm having trouble with my mom and I'm not sure if it's a me-problem or a her-problem or a "no one did anything wrong but it's just uncomfortable" problem. When I started college (and became an adult-ish) my mom has opened up to me about a lot of things that she … Continue reading #531: When a parent wants you to be their marriage counselor.
Dear Captain Awkward, I am a 15 year old male and I'm engaged to someone that I met online. I have been dating him for about a year now and he has cheated on me once. Sometimes I get paranoid and ask him if he's seeing anyone right now. I know that I may be … Continue reading #526: I’m worried that my long-distance fiance a) cheats on me b) is keeping me a secret.
Things you should know going in: This is a two-for. I am not calm, collected, or unbiased about this topic. #506 Dear Captain Awkward, Been married 14 years, I think happily. We are affectionate, and sympathetic to each other’s problems, and want to help each other out. No kids. My problem is that I’m unhappy … Continue reading #506 & #507: It is 2fucking0fucking1fucking3, so why is it so hard to divide up household chores?
[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
Hello Captain and Friends, I come from the type of broken home that looks shiny on the outside. The one bright spot in growing up with my neglectful (but not abusive towards me) parents was/is my big brother. We've always been very close and have essentially been each other's best friends since some rather cruel … Continue reading #445: My brother is marrying a stranger!