Dear Captain Awkward, My 50+ y/o housemate has a problem, and I don't know how to help. Sounds stupid but her pants are always falling down. At any given moment inch(es) of her rear crack are exposed. It started years ago, most often when she would bend over, but it has progressively gotten worse--any time … Continue reading #1262: “My housemate keeps exposing herself to me/the world/everyone.”
Dear Captain Awkward, So, I live in a small home with my boyfriend and one of our mutual friends. Before we moved in with said friend, we thought she was far cleaner than she actually is, as she often complained about her parents' cleanliness and messiness when she lived with them. Turns out, that is … Continue reading #973: Messy housemate blues with a side of bugs.
Captain, I’m in some troubled and rapidly freezing waters. I live with two roommates and it’s been a peaceful arrangement so far. I lived with one roommate, A, in my last place, and my other roommate, B, is one of my best friends and it’s our first time living together. We’re responsible for filling … Continue reading #798: Roommate’s procrastination is making it awfully hot/cold in here.
Dear Captain Awkward, I am currently having issues with a roommate, who is also a friend of many years. We had lived together once before for a short period, and while I had noticed his intense reactions to stressful situations then, I was given the impression he had developed strategies to cope with his anxiety … Continue reading #747: Being the unwilling emotional caryatid in your house
Hello Captain! I'm just going to get right down to it. So I have a close-knit group of friends, including my best friend who we'll call Annie, and a guy who we'll call Sal. They're two of the most important people in my life. Recently, Annie was having issues with her boyfriend who we'll call … Continue reading #328: When something’s none of your beeswax, make it none of your beeswax!
Creepily, I can see what Google searches bring people to this blog. Sometimes it's fun to try to help these searchers out. "I think I'm very unattracted to my boyfriend, is that a good reason to break up?" Yes. One of the best, in fact. "Do I text the girl that blew me?" Depends. Do … Continue reading Live from the search terms!
Dear Captain Awkward, I moved into my university apartment with some people about a month and a half ago. Last night, I went drinking with a couple of the guys, and we got drunk. I ended up in bed with both of them, but I was too dry and they left. Then, because I was … Continue reading Question #127: “I had a drunken threesome with my roommates, and now it’s all weird.”
Dear Captain Awkward, My husband and I had our first baby almost three months ago. We rent a house and sublet one of our bedrooms to a thirty-something woman who is causing me a lot of aggravation. While I would gladly DTMFA, she is friends with an awful lot of my gaming friends, and it's … Continue reading Reader question #106: How do I get rid of my terrible roommate without causing mutual-friend drama?
Dear Captain Awkward, I recently moved in with two of my good friends from college. Two of us are attending the same graduate program in the fall, and the other is graduating next spring. The two guys I moved in with have been living together for the past three years, and since moving in several … Continue reading Question #82: The violent roommate
Dear Captain Awkward, Here's the short version of my question: How can I get my flatmates to help with the household chores? Here's the long version: I live with several other adults. They clean the common areas either not at all or on extremely rare occasion. I have lost every game of "kitchen chicken" (where … Continue reading Reader Question #19: How do I get my flatmates to do their fair share of the chores?