Dear Captain - I know that I shouldn't really care too much what other people think, but I'm bothered anyway. I've had some good friends over the years. I've fallen out of contact with some of them, only nebulously connected through Facebook or through friends of friends. Nonetheless, I hear from them every once and … Continue reading #349: The Controversial Engagement
As amazing as these past couple of questions have been, they're also kind of depressing. I want to thank the following questioner for presenting us with a pleasant, happy sort of problem in which no one is being even a little bit of an asshole. Cheers! Hello Captain (and Awkward Army)! So here's the deal. … Continue reading #326: Our relationship and communication skills are awesome… too awesome?
Dear Captain Awkward, My wife has contributed so much to my life. In college, I made a difficult transition from developmentally-challenged homeschooled Evangelical missionary wannabe to Libertarian to a proto-value-actual-people-and-outcomes-and-recognize-cognitive-biases-and-reject-satisfying-internal-consistencies-ist. The latter doesn't actually have content; I was shattered and adrift, trying to find my voice. Hell, discovering the phrase, "find my voice" was actually … Continue reading #311: My wife freaks out whenever I’m away from her.
I've been in an editing bay all day and not able to respond to the many kind emails and donations that came in over the course of the day. Hi! Thank you! I will send links to the movie out over the next 2 days! This...was also in my inbox when I got home tonight. … Continue reading #302: The Marriage of Facepalm & WTF?
Dear Captain, I understand conceptually "use your words" but I find I have trouble doing that in my relationship without nagging. My spouse likes to play video games. I'm not a big fan, particularly because I feel trapped when he's playing for hours and I can't talk to him and let him know what I'm … Continue reading #237: How do I use my words without being passive-aggressive or a nag?
Captain- I've been keeping a secret from everyone I know. My husband, my best friend, my family. I haven't even written it down until now. I want a divorce. I met a great guy in high school, and we started seeing each other. Things got serious fast and we moved in together, and that was … Continue reading #187: I want a divorce and don’t know how to tell anyone.