#326: Our relationship and communication skills are awesome… too awesome?

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?

#311: My wife freaks out whenever I’m away from her.

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.

#237: How do I use my words without being passive-aggressive or a nag?

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?