Hello Captain Awkward, I'm feeling quite stuck in a romantic situation and am hoping you can help. Last year I took a job in a town 5 hours away. To my surprise and delight, a co-worker who I had a secret crush on messaged me daily after I left and from there she admits she … Continue reading #786: Trapped by a doomed love
Ahoy Captain and Crew! So I’m seeing a Dude. We’re very new; I started dating him about two months ago but one month in, I went to Spain for a month and just got back. I like this dude. He’s handsome, smart, and seems to have his head together. The sex is great. But! There … Continue reading #779: Cool, attentive boyfriend or a Klingon dressed in Cling-wrap?
Dear Captain & Army, About a month ago, I finally broke things off with a long-term Darth Vader ex I'll call Joe. We officially broke up last year, but spent this summer falling in love all over again, though we kept it completely secret. However, when Joe finally admitted to cheating on me with a … Continue reading #744: Informing someone you’re not talking to anymore about STI risks
My friend and Agony Aunt colleague Robin "Miss Conduct" Abrahams has written an excellent piece that combines two of my favorite things: Better Caul Saul and boundaries. Kim Wexler, a character on the show, is a master of boundaries and you don't have to watch to appreciate the piece. Piny linked me to this great … Continue reading DC MEETUP + Link Love
Hello, Citizens of Friday. First order of business, this great nod of solidarity for the socially awkward from Dorothy Parker. "Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness." -Dorothy Parker Second order of business: This great post from The Pervocracy, "How To Have Sex … Continue reading #454: Darth Vader is a tricksy hobbit.
Before we dig into today's letter, I really like this "Ask Polly" piece at The Awl, I Miss My Maniac Ex. The Maniac Ex is what we around these parts would call a Darth Vader boyfriend. So you focus on that one magical night, in the middle of a sea of terrible nights, where he … Continue reading #392: Overdue apologies.
Hello! I took a few days off to work at my real job and go to the movies and read books and hang out with my boyfriend. It was awesome and I will be doing more of that + shooting a short film in August. Old business: If you donated to the pledge drive via … Continue reading #312: Aftermath
Dear Captain Awkward: So, it's like this. I met a great guy, and get this, it's one of THOSE love stories where the girl winds up with the guy she went to school with, it was him all along! Hurrah for fairy stories!!! So, all well and good and life is great with us, … Continue reading Reader Question #12: How do I deal with my boyfriend’s ex-from-hell?
Dear Captain Awkward: A close friend is dating a total loser. Please give me the magic-spell-words to make him see this and dump him. Or else the fortitude to watch him marry this creep. We have already talked about my reservations concerning his partner's character and their relationship. I don't want to push him … Continue reading Reader Question #4: My friend is dating someone terrible, or, Secrets of The Darth Vader Boyfriend.