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February 27

How do you deal with rude people?

I'm really sick of dealing with rude people. Its like everywhere I go people are terribly rude and mean. Like people who are supposed to be doing their jobs and greeting you and being polite. I respect and treat people good but they are rude and condescending and it makes me so angry because I don't understand why they talk to me in such a way when I haven't done anything wrong. [more inside]
posted by home at 3:16 AM - 11 answers

February 26

Am I being unreasonable?

I need some help understanding if my husband's behavior is completely out of line or if my expectations are completely out of line. [more inside]
posted by all the dead are dead alike at 4:24 PM - 43 answers

Should I prepare to experience discrimination when I get hearing aids?

It's time for me to get hearing aids. It isn't age-related but genetic. I am still relatively young, and I'm concerned about discrimination professionally and socially. Please provide advice and reassurance. [more inside]
posted by Beethoven's Sith at 3:23 PM - 17 answers

Help me put down more of my baggage RE age & romance

I am looking for three things here: Positive depictions of older men as objects of romantic interest, positive depictions of older women as objects of romantic interest and positive depictions of relationships with a significant age difference, especially in songs and movies, though other media are welcome. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California at 2:01 PM - 18 answers

Help me blow him away...

I'm no stranger to blow jobs, and I'm not bad at them by far, but I still want to know: what is the move that blows you/your partner's mind out of the water?
posted by megan_magnolia at 1:24 PM - 14 answers

Should I tell someone that her boyfriend cheated on her with me?

I recently broke up a serious, long term relationship with someone I loved, because I fell in love with someone else who I wanted to pursue a relationship with. This other person was also in a long term relationship and claimed that he'd broken up with his girlfriend but needed to date me secretly as she was bipolar and would "break all his things" if she found out, but also showed concern that her finding out would destabilize her mental health. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:07 AM - 57 answers

I am feeling stuck in a serious rut. How to reboot?

In my mid-20s, going nowhere, full of shame. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:24 AM - 16 answers

How to deal with Mr. I'm always right? In a relationship.

I've recently moved in with my boyfriend of almost a year and we appear to be having a few teething problems. When we have a disagreement (which are very few and far between) my boyfriend always has to be right. 1.) this is very annoying on my behalf because were only human and no-one can be right 100% of the time and; [more inside]
posted by NorthernLass2468 at 5:55 AM - 35 answers

Critique my dating profile, please

Please critique my profile. Another one of these! Thank you. [more inside]
posted by Melismata at 5:12 AM - 30 answers

February 25

Family Vacation. To go or not to go.

I need help deciding if I need to suck it up and go on a family vacation and if I don't, how to deal with the guilt of missing out on family events. [more inside]
posted by monologish at 10:13 AM - 12 answers

My friend drugged someone

My friend gave another friend a pot brownie without his knowledge or consent (he is foreign & naive & terrified because he thinks he's going to get deported). I am furious at the friend who did this, and am struggling to maintain social graces in public. I have to see him in class, and I want to punch him. What can I do to feel and act normally in public? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette Fantoche at 8:33 AM - 43 answers

How do we take care of dad after mom's unexpected death?

My mother died unexpectedly last week at the age of 64, more than likely of a heart attack, and the whole family has been in shock and upset. She had some serious health issues that she neglected (both to treat and to tell us about) and it basically was the end of her. One of the biggest things she did was being the primary caretaker of our dad who will be 79 next month. So now we're left with trying to figure out what to do... [more inside]
posted by eatcake at 7:04 AM - 20 answers

February 24

How to be around people?

Going through a rough patch. Where can I go to be in the company of other people without feeling like I have to be outgoing? [more inside]
posted by shaun at 5:50 PM - 12 answers

Should I wait, or just give up and go back to my singletude?

I met someone at work a little while ago. I thought he was gorgeous and worked up the courage to say hi. Not only do we have a lot in common, he turns out to be one of the sweetest, most respectful people I've ever dated: very understanding, reliable, actually responsive to calls and texts, accepting, wanted to take things slowly, the works. And then I call him after not hearing from him all weekend, and I get his voicemail. He still hasn't called me back, and I'm wondering if I've done something wrong. [more inside]
posted by oogenesis at 12:59 AM - 61 answers

February 23

What's up with the one sentence replies? Online dating edition.

Recently I've been trying some online dating. I notice though that not infrequently when I message a guy (or even when I respond to his messages to me!) he'll answer my question but no further - ie won't ask any questions in return. What is this? Should I even bother replying again at that point? [more inside]
posted by WinterSolstice at 8:59 PM - 21 answers

Is he stringing me along or genuinely wants to take things slow?

Met someone almost a year ago and we get along wonderfully. We have wonderful conversations (can stay on the phone and/or hang out for hours), have great chemistry, and constantly talk about the future. However, he doesn't want to make things official because he wants to focus on school. Is this a cop-out? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl at 6:33 PM - 46 answers

Jealous? Moi? No way!

I recently met someone online and although we have not yet met, I'm feeling jealous because they asked to me wait while they finished off some side business. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:22 AM - 33 answers

February 22

Financially supporting my ex-spouse - what's fair?

Please help me come up with some ideas about what kind of spousal support is fair. I've been the primary breadwinner, but he has NOT been home with the kids. [more inside]
posted by puppet du sock at 10:00 PM - 36 answers

How/if to help a man who is homeless

A man living in his car at the park near my house refused my offer of $50 saying it would make him feel worse to accept money and that he is in touch with the council to access homeless services. I feel like he is my neighbour and it is playing on my mind that he is sleeping there in that situation. Can I at least offer to do some laundry for him, or ask him if there's some other practical way I can help (food? or something) or should I respect his dignity and mind my own business? [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet at 3:40 PM - 15 answers

I was rude to my neighbors and I'm not sure what to do.

I live on a dead end street and have had an ongoing issue with our across the street neighbors regarding plowing. Every couple of years, they plow snow from their driveway onto our yard. Every couple of years we address it with then, and every couple of years they play dumb, and then quit. The issue arose again this morning, but instead of apologizing, they got a little snotty and made some snide remarks. I used foul language in my response and stormed off, leaving my husband to talk to the neighbors. Now that I've got more distance, I feel horrible. I've been sick and I'm overtired but honestly I have no excuse and I was just rude. Should I go apologize? Should I bake them some cookies? Should I give it some time or go right away? Any advice appreciated.
posted by wizardpants at 2:32 PM - 36 answers

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