Today's letter kinda sorta lets me jump in on Dan Savage's DTMFA-a-thon. Dear Captain Awkward, I am having a real problem with a house guest staying at my house. She and her husband have been friends with my husband Aaron long before I met him. Both decided to move to New York and sold the … Continue reading Reader question #102: Can I ask my horrible mean houseguest to GTFO already?”
Dear Captain Awkward, I've been seeing this great guy for the last 6 months. I like him a lot-he's sweet, smart, and ridiculously generous with his time and ears. Which makes me feel terrible about telling him to shut up about the angst he feels about his friend who's moving away. This friend, "Allie", works … Continue reading Reader question #96: My boyfriend’s former crush is moving away, and he won’t shut up about it.
Hello, lovely commenters! I have a lot of actual (paid!) work to do, so I'm turning this question over to you since as a bunch you all seem GREAT at standing up for yourselves. Like the questioner, I had to learn to have boundaries from scratch as an adult and I was afraid for a … Continue reading Reader question #68: Mama Bear vs. Wimpy Kid
Hi there, Captain Awkward, how are you? Brief (ish) back story. I dated this guy for ~14months. I think he was the nicest guy I've dated since my relationships moved beyond simple kissing. It was comfortable, and mostly happy. Then my parents separated whilst I was in the process of moving cities as part of … Continue reading Reader question #37: Overcoming lust and second thoughts to set boundaries with an ex.