Dear Captain! My awkward problem is this: I've been dating this guy for about two and a half months. He's nice! I like him! He seems to like me! I've stayed over at his place a few times and he's been to my apartment. But he won't introduce me to anyone in his life (and … Continue reading #623 “Is it weird that my boyfriend won’t introduce me to his friends?”
Dear Captain,How obligated are we to try and forgive our friend's significant others for the harm they have caused in the past? To make a long story short, my friend A started dating person B. I wasn't wild about B, but I wasn't the one dating him, and our casual interactions initially seemed fine, so … Continue reading #538: Forgiving a Friend’s Darth Vader
Dear Captain Awkward - I have a happy life with awesome friends and partner and offspring. I use my words on all kinds of things, as recommended. This generally results in lots of good talk about everything. But I am halted when my friends launch into self-criticism. "I am fat" or I am so stupid" … Continue reading #342: The rare one-size-fits-all approach to when your friends run themselves down in front of you.
Dear Captain Awkward, I've recently been going to social events where I don't know anyone (such as MeetUp groups - thankyou for the suggestion BTW - I didn't know about them until you mentioned them) in order to meet new people and perhaps rebuild some kind of social life, since the one I had kind … Continue reading #336: Gracefully exiting from conversations.
Hi Captain, I am a twenty-something girl who has absolutely no clue how to act in social situations. My partner of 5 years refuses to take me to restaurants or pubs, because I always ruin the mood by saying something stupid or embarrassing. I'm big on social media and connecting the conversation to recent events, which … Continue reading #194: “I am so socially awkward that my boyfriend won’t take me anywhere.”