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.”
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.'”
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.”
Dear Captain Awkward: I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for four months, though he has been a friend of mine for 12 years. He is intelligent, well-read, funny and very sweet. So what's my problem? I feel like he is a bit of a man-child, for lack of better words. First off. … Continue reading #1053: “I might be dating a man-child. How do I talk to him about it?”
Dear Captain, I have a colleague, "Peter", who I've known for several years. We first worked together at a festival, and added each other on facebook/phone for organisational reasons, as he was the crew leader. Over time we have become friends, although I do see him as more of a colleague as he is 20 … Continue reading #1041: “How do I get my much older work ‘friend’ to stop messaging me late at night to talk about his relationship problems?”
Putting this behind a cut given the "Guy In Your Office Who Gives Weird Backrubs And Ends Every Sentence With 'That's What She Said' Is Totally #IBelieveYou About Your #MeToo Social Media Posts" and "Pretty Much Every Movie You Loved In The 1990s Is Now Kinda Gross To Think About" week we've had. Dear Captain … Continue reading #1036: “My newly nudist/naturist friend and unwanted naked photos.”
Dear Captain Awkward, Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a great week so far. I wanted to ask your opinion on how to best handle my husband when he gets angry and upset and how I can better help us move towards having a happier marriage. Some background: My husband and I are pretty … Continue reading #1033: “My husband doesn’t like his life very much so he is pressuring me to quit my fun hobby and spend more time with him and also he screams at me sometimes and sends me long emails about how I am a terrible person when I’m at work.” No, really. That’s what is happening in this letter.
Hi, Captain! I've got a nice, awkward, many-years-running situation for you! So when I was in my early 20s, I dated someone I shouldn't have dated, whom I'll call Dean. I dated him for five years. At the time, I was so isolated where I lived that it became a kind of "well, it's better … Continue reading #972: The Return of the Draining Boyfriend Of Yore
Dear Captain Awkward, I’m newly single, and getting back into dating. I went on a date last night with a guy I met on OKC. We met up at a bar, and he seemed cute and smart, and as we talked it seemed like we had lots in common! But about twenty minutes in, it … Continue reading #689: Did I overreact when my date told me a story about rape and then wanted to get me alone?
Hello! I'm struggling to find good ways to respond to my boyfriend when he tells me what I should or need to be doing. I'm in therapy to recover and get to a place where I think that I'm good enough & love and trust myself again (after years growing up having that constantly undermined), … Continue reading #687: My boyfriend won’t stop trying to fix me.