#1162: “Is there room for compromise when it comes to alcohol and driving?”

Dear Captain Awkward, I use she/her pronouns. I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for almost four years. We live in different but nearby cities, and I don’t own a car (though I can get access to one with advance notice), so he often drives to mine. In our region, there is a … Continue reading #1162: “Is there room for compromise when it comes to alcohol and driving?”

#825, #826, #827: The Art of Losing Is Actually Pretty Hard To Master

A series of letters from people who are trying to disengage but don't know how. There's some really toxic addiction and abusive behavior described in some of the letters, so, know that going in. Hey Captain Awkward, This is the LW of #776. This time my question isn’t about dealing with Toby’s parents, but Toby … Continue reading #825, #826, #827: The Art of Losing Is Actually Pretty Hard To Master

#640: “I know he would never physically hurt me” and other fairy tales.

Here there be dragons. And bees. Dear Captain Awkward, I’m trying my best to sort this out myself, and I am starting therapy in a week or two, but I feel like I’m flailing around, grasping at whatever I can tell myself to make me feel like things aren’t awful. I recently discovered your website … Continue reading #640: “I know he would never physically hurt me” and other fairy tales.

#350: Let’s crowdsource some feminist sex ed for frat guys.

Dear Captain Awkward, Due to a current organizing position I hold I have been asked to deliver brief presentations to each of the Greek chapters on my campus discussing the importance of women’s reproductive health issues in the upcoming election and subsequently registering people to vote while perhaps even sneaking in tidbits about safe sex … Continue reading #350: Let’s crowdsource some feminist sex ed for frat guys.

Question #172: How do I break up with the mean guy who scares me?

Edit/Update:  The LW contacted me to let me know that she left Jon the Asshole (Yay!) after he (predictably) physically assaulted her (Boo!). She's doing ok and gives us all her love (which is returned. SO returned). I'm leaving this question up because she's probably (sadly) not alone in having the question.   Hello Captain, … Continue reading Question #172: How do I break up with the mean guy who scares me?