"Is it technically cheating?" vs. "Even if the answer is no, is this the kind of relationship you want?"
Season's felicitations, Awkward Army! Elodie Under Glass here with two letters about accommodating your loved ones during stressful celebrations. Goodness, could this be a TIMELY POST? Here's Letter #1. Dear Captain, I have a weird situation going with my dad. There's a lot of history here so I'll try to be brief. … Continue reading #649 and #650: Making Room for the Ones You Love (Is How They Know You Love Them)
[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
Dear Captain Awkward, It was perhaps my hookup starved, commitment-phobe, idealistic and naïve side that encouraged me to start a Friends With Benefits thing. Obviously there was the consent of The Friend, but prior to our first, drunken "Oh, what? We're making out?"-night that began FWB, I had given the whole concept some thought and … Continue reading Reader question #107: Can friends-with-benefits work? (A qualified yes).
Dear Captain Awkward, Like many single guys, I have a number of women I am interested in. And each relationship is fraught with its own issues leading to none of them moving forward. Perhaps you'd like to help me solve all of them? If you can't do that, at least help me figure out who … Continue reading Reader Question #47: Please solve all my relationship issues at once
Dear Captain, I am in what seems to be the early stages of a relationship - four dates in - and I need some advice in how to proceed. The woman I am dating is a very lovely person (I am, by the way, a queer woman), we have a lot in common, and I … Continue reading Reader Question #28: New relationship angst!
Dear Captain Awkward, My libido has largely picked up and walked off somewhere else. I'm waiting for it to come back from a trip to the corner store to buy cigarettes, but so far it hasn't showed up. It started in my late twenties after a series of flopping relationships and three years later I've … Continue reading Reader Question #23: Libido, come home!
Dear Captain Awkward: So, it's like this. I met a great guy, and get this, it's one of THOSE love stories where the girl winds up with the guy she went to school with, it was him all along! Hurrah for fairy stories!!! So, all well and good and life is great with us, … Continue reading Reader Question #12: How do I deal with my boyfriend’s ex-from-hell?
Dear Captain Awkward: There's this boy. He's cute. He's also super-reserved. Do you have advice on making a connection with incredibly reserved, hard-to-read people? I am a lady, for clarification purposes. If you met him in a karaoke bar, your way is clear: Sing this song and then buy him a drink. I'm guessing that … Continue reading Reader Question #3: A shy guy caught my eye.