Today's perfect image provided by CA reader Red Sonja! (Definitely read the mouse-over text). Dear Captain Awkward: I got a message from a former friend with whom I don't want any further individual contact, and I wish they hadn't sent it to me. It should be a hint to somebody if their opening paragraph is … Continue reading #226: The need for the last word
Tag: saying no
#225: Restating boundaries with a clingy friend.
Ooh, ooh! Sweet Machine emailed me the perfect image to go with this question. Dear Captain, I have an issue concerning an impasse I'm having with a friend. Let me give you some context for said impasse. This friend of mine is a human I have known for years, we'll call him Steve. Over that … Continue reading #225: Restating boundaries with a clingy friend.
Question #177: Fresh Meat Walking
Dear Captain Awkward, I recently broke up with my partner. It was actually the best breakup I've ever had, if such a thing can exist: mutual, honest, open, and with what we hope will be a genuine friendship remaining. I'm still sad and I miss him terribly, but I know that it will be okay. … Continue reading Question #177: Fresh Meat Walking
Variations on a theme: How can I get my “friends” to stop touching me? (Question #76)
This came into the Captain Awkward mailbox last night. It seems like we're all in the mood to Hulk out and get people to stop touching other people, so have at it, commenters. Dear Captain Awkward, I have a recurring problem when it comes to friends. It's been a problem from the very beginning, as … Continue reading Variations on a theme: How can I get my “friends” to stop touching me? (Question #76)