#1175: “My teenager says their father (my ex of 1.5 decades) is sending me a V-Day Present. Help!”

Dear Captain Awkward, My teenager has informed me that their father told them he plans to mail me jewelry for Valentine's Day. Their father and I have been divorced for nearly a decade and a half and I've been in three committed, long-term relationships in that time. I have less-than-zero interest in my ex-husband romantically … Continue reading #1175: “My teenager says their father (my ex of 1.5 decades) is sending me a V-Day Present. Help!”

#1162: “Is there room for compromise when it comes to alcohol and driving?”

Dear Captain Awkward, I use she/her pronouns. I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for almost four years. We live in different but nearby cities, and I don’t own a car (though I can get access to one with advance notice), so he often drives to mine. In our region, there is a … Continue reading #1162: “Is there room for compromise when it comes to alcohol and driving?”

#1147: “My lover wants me to keep our relationship secret from his ex and kids.”

Hello! I'm sorry, this is complicated. I am in my late thirties and have fallen in love for the first time in my life. We have been in love for a year. I believe he is the love of my life, which I have never believed about anybody, and he believes that I am his. … Continue reading #1147: “My lover wants me to keep our relationship secret from his ex and kids.”

#1145: “My husband stops talking only when he is asleep and sometimes not even then.”

Hi Captain. I need some help. And some peace and quiet. My husband has what appears to be a vendetta against silence. First of all, he's a talker. He tells me stories about his day, about his co-workers about whatever political thing happened that day. He goes into extreme detail about his favorite hobby that … Continue reading #1145: “My husband stops talking only when he is asleep and sometimes not even then.”

#1144: “My best friend is having ex-sex and I don’t know how to support her.”

Dear Captain Awkward, A couple of months ago, one of my best friends (we'll call her Beth) and her partner (we'll call him Dylan) broke up. Beth and Dylan had been together for six years and living together for five. They seemed to have a pretty good relationship, although Dylan dominated the apartment with his … Continue reading #1144: “My best friend is having ex-sex and I don’t know how to support her.”

#1090: “Emotional labor and my roommate’s love life”

Behind a cut for this dude's gross, racist opinions. Situation: I'm a white lesbian who's roommates with a white straight guy who is also a friend and coworker. Problem: He keeps talking about his penis. You see, his penis has likes and dislikes, and its preferences have a LOT to say about western civilization and … Continue reading #1090: “Emotional labor and my roommate’s love life”

#1086: “My husband argues with me about how long it takes to get places.”

Dear Captain Awkward, Here is my situation: My husband and I generally get along great. But one thing that routinely proves to be a problem is the concept of time: that is, when we should depart to get to a place before the event we have tickets for/need to be there for/whatever commences. He's a … Continue reading #1086: “My husband argues with me about how long it takes to get places.”

#1085: “My partner keeps inviting his ex-girlfriend to stay with us and by stay with us I mean ‘in our bed.'”

Hi Cap’n.  Here is issue: My partners’ ex, and boundaries. I have great relationships with my exes, I think it’s healthy and awesome. This is a new and different world, apparently. My partner's most recent ex is in our lives a LOT. There are good reasons for this that go beyond their ongoing friendship, but … Continue reading #1085: “My partner keeps inviting his ex-girlfriend to stay with us and by stay with us I mean ‘in our bed.'”

#1056: “I ghosted a scary dude and now I need scripts.”

Dear Captain Awkward, I'm Luke from #728. (The Solo family is fine, no worries.) I got a lot of mileage out of the suggested scripts then and I find myself in need of some completely unrelated scripts now. I am not usually a dating-type of person. I'm not anti-dating. I'm dating agnostic, if you will. … Continue reading #1056: “I ghosted a scary dude and now I need scripts.”