#760 & 761: “Housemates: Can’t live with ’em, can’t fix ’em.”

Hurricane Joaquin...everybody ok so far? Be okay. Greetings, My wife (Carole) and I (Clark) have four children and share our home with a childless couple (John & Priscilla) who I met in college. We've done so for roughly two years now with surprisingly little friction. Recently John talked to me about how he's come to … Continue reading #760 & 761: “Housemates: Can’t live with ’em, can’t fix ’em.”

#740: Roles, evolution, and the risks and rewards of big honesty.

Dear Captain Awkward, I’ve been married to my husband for five years, and in a relationship with him for fifteen years.  About four years ago, we became poly with a friend. At the time, she was our roommate and had just separated from her fiancé. He was deeply immature, and she has an abusive family … Continue reading #740: Roles, evolution, and the risks and rewards of big honesty.

#572: My parents married a lady, but that doesn’t make her my mom, does it?

Hey Captain: This has been a problem for a while but strangely it only occurred to me to write you about it after your recent post on polyamorous parents inviting their girlfriend to their kid's wedding.  I had a lot of feels over that post because I've been having a similar concern. Namely, I hate … Continue reading #572: My parents married a lady, but that doesn’t make her my mom, does it?

Guest post! “I don’t have a Friend Zone.” (Question 140)

Today, the awesome regular commenter known as "k"has been promoted to Ensign Perception in the Army of Awkward. She will help this letter writer explore the universe of people he would like to sleep with. Dear Captain Awkward, I have a problem when it comes to being attracted to people. I suppose colloquially this problem would be … Continue reading Guest post! “I don’t have a Friend Zone.” (Question 140)

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.