Dear Captain, I have an acquaintance who is getting on my nerves. I say acquaintance – he thinks we’re really good friends. I feel more like I’m spending time with him out of social responsibility, because he is incredibly lonely and incredibly unhappy (I’m one of a couple of people acting as cheerleaders to help … Continue reading Reader question #45: How do I get someone who thinks we’re much closer friends than we are to stop touching me?
I am a straight married man who plays on a coed softball team. There is a woman on the team who is very nice and friendly and we stand around talking often. Unfortunately I have a habit, especially when the conversation gets a bit animated, of reaching out and touching people on the arm or … Continue reading Reader question #41: I’m sorry I keep touching that lady.