I am half in love with Captain Awkward. This is one of the best, most down-to-earth and straightforward responses to a common issue these days. It used to be called ‘just not that into you’ – now it might be called simmering or icing or benching or just plain bastardry. Why do we find it so hard to treat each other as we would like to be treated? Why do we seek to hold people in reserve or refuse to be honest and accountable, when in fact we are causing suffering for another human being? We do we feel entitled to fuck around with no responsibility? These are all questions for the universal psyche! Read on for the letter and the Captain’s wise words.
Dear Captain Awkward,
I’ve been dating this guy for 3 months now. He has this pattern of disappearing for a couple of days and then come back. At the beginning he was all super flirty on text and showered me with compliments and sent each other snaps and nudes and said all the sweet things like he wants to treat me like a princess and make me his. Lowkey I knew he was a fuckboy* because most of the time he wanted to sext and talk about fucking me. He said he wasn’t looking for a relationship but if we become more than something then sure but if we don’t then we continue being friends. I came out of a 4 year relationship couple of months ago so I have been out of the dating game for too long and I moved in here to California from a different country so…
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