Hi Captain: I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend now for 5 years. I met Leigh when I was 19, fell in love, grew up together, and last year bought a house together; we even had an engagement ceremony so our family would feel more at ease with us living together. Even though … Continue reading #603: “I can’t stop cheating on my perfect boyfriend.”
#584: The Elephant In The Room is in the room.
Hi! So here's the setup; I've been in a long term relationship for a while now (going on a decade). We've lived together for most of this, we now own a house together, we aren't married (and don't plan on it) and don't plan on kids. We also have a bit of an usual arrangement … Continue reading #584: The Elephant In The Room is in the room.
It Came From The Search Terms: May Flowers
Thanks (?) to the nice Twitter friends who clued me into this horrible WikiHow on How To Stop A Wedding, or, as @KristinMuH put it, "a manual to help stalkers ruin their target's special occasions." While I once joked that I would like to see this happen someday, it was, in fact, a joke. And … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: May Flowers
It Came From The Search Terms: SMARCH
The monthly(ish) roundup of the questions people type into search engines to find this blog. 1. "My partner thinks I have genital warts but I have herpes what do I do?" Both of you should get a full STI screen, if you haven't already, and talk about whatever you find there. ('Cause maybe it's both). … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: SMARCH
Guest Post #496: I No Longer Have Pantsfeelings for the Only Partner I’ve Had
[Content note: purity culture] Dear Captain Awkward, I am married. My husband is a very lovely, supportive man, very devoted and considerate, and a great father to our small child. We've been together nearly a decade, and married for most of that time. We are a good partnership. He was the first person I ever … Continue reading Guest Post #496: I No Longer Have Pantsfeelings for the Only Partner I’ve Had
#464: My mom died and my dad started having sex with men. A LOT of men. Should I talk to him about it?
Dear Captain Awkward, My mom died suddenly and unexpectedly 2 months ago. My parents had been married almost 40 years. A month after her passing, I accidentally discovered that my dad has been sleeping with multiple men he meets on the internet, at the gym, etc., and that he is also having sex in public … Continue reading #464: My mom died and my dad started having sex with men. A LOT of men. Should I talk to him about it?
#431 : I want to have sex for all the wrong reasons.
Hey there, Captain Awkward (or Other Awesome Person), I am currently lucky enough to be dating World’s Most Amazing Guy. We have been dating for over a year, and for the most part we get along great. The one major sticking point in our relationship is this: He wants to wait for marriage to have … Continue reading #431 : I want to have sex for all the wrong reasons.
#383 & #384: Ladyboners
Dear Team Awwkard, Ok so here it is: I’m back at university after having to take time out due to depression and a very bad reaction to meds last year. I have a feeling that the depression was in a large part due to the relationship I was in at the time where my partner … Continue reading #383 & #384: Ladyboners
#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.
#337: I want her. She wants me. What do I do?
Ahoy, Captain! Maybe this is a pleasant problem to have, but it's a puzzling one. I've been spending a lot of time lately with a woman I find very attractive, trying to figure out whether I want to ask her out or not. We have a lot of interests in common, and do plenty of … Continue reading #337: I want her. She wants me. What do I do?