#816 “A new relationship that should be great is complicated.”

Hi Captain, I've dug through your archives but haven't seen anything specifically on this topic--apologies if I've overlooked something--but I'm wondering what advice you have to give for partners who make the decision to work through a mistake and rebuild confidence in each other. Long story short: I've been dating my partner for a few … Continue reading #816 “A new relationship that should be great is complicated.”

#723: “Am I immature if I think my boyfriend is too intertwined with his ex?”

Ahoy, Captain Awkward! Looking for some relationship advice and hoping you can help. Background: Boyfriend and I met through a mutual friend, I'm in my mid 20s(first serious relationship) he's in his late 30s(and been around the block a few times, though never married). It's been an awesome two years and we're looking into moving … Continue reading #723: “Am I immature if I think my boyfriend is too intertwined with his ex?”

#690 and #691: One of life’s saddest lessons is that people don’t have to be awful or evil to be not quite right for you.

Letter Writers, no one is topping "Dear Sugar" on this topic. Read that and you're probably good. But just in case, your letters and some answers are below. Dear Captain Awkward: I'm 29 and female, and have been in a relationship with the same guy since college. We now live together. He wants to marry … Continue reading #690 and #691: One of life’s saddest lessons is that people don’t have to be awful or evil to be not quite right for you.

#524: How do I fight with my partner without ruining everything?

Dear Captain Awkward (And Awkwardeers), I've been in a fantastic relationship with my partner for a few years now. He's incredibly supportive of my mental health, and complements my personality perfectly. However, and this may seem a silly concern, I'm worried about the fact that we never argue. Basically, I'm concerned that this might mean … Continue reading #524: How do I fight with my partner without ruining everything?