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November 26

Need help figuring out child custody logistics across the border

Long story short, my wife and I are separating and I may try to find work and live in the US (I'm currently in Canada and a Canadian citizen). I'm trying to hear from others who have shared custody of their children where their ex- lives in another country. My situation is across the US/Canada border but I'm interesting in hearing other experiences as well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:34 PM - 8 answers

Help me have a conversation through books with my little girl

I'd like some recommendations for books to get my 6 year old girl who has a vast interior life I only rarely get glimpses of. [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya at 9:58 PM - 26 answers

Is there a loving but persuasive way to tell dad he's a bigot?

My father is, and always has been, a loving, decent, supportive, honorable person. He's also always been crotchety, unworldly, domineering, and set in his ways. Is there a way to encourage him--without preaching and without being strident--to reflect on the ways his attitudes sometimes cross the border from "Sh*t My Dad Says" into less defensibly hateful/ignorant territory? [more inside]
posted by urufu at 8:58 PM - 24 answers

Gettin' it on

How have you reconciled differing sex drives? [more inside]
posted by little beast at 8:19 PM - 8 answers

How do you deal with monogamy?

I find it very hard to cope with extramarital attractions that are cropping up several years into my marriage. What gives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:21 PM - 17 answers

Looking for a therapist with a master's? PhD?

Does it make much difference whether my therapist has a PhD or just a master's? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver at 12:19 PM - 10 answers

November 25

What's the etiquette for catching up with "exes"?

Specifically if you are in a serious relationship with someone else. I'm sure this varies among couples and the best thing is probably just to talk to each other openly...but before I bring it up with my boyfriend, I wanted to get some unbiased advice to make sure I'm not stepping across a line because I do feel weird about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:13 PM - 25 answers

Do sex drives ever INCREASE after 3+ years in a relationship?

My SO and I have been growing together more and more in the last three years. However, one thing seems to grow less and less, and as we move closer to thinking about marriage, I am a little concerned that our sex drives are mismatched for a very long term relationship. I am 23 and she is 21. I've heard a ton of anecdotes about women "waking up" sexually around 25. Is it realistic for me to think that that could be a possibility? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:09 PM - 33 answers

How do I get used to being single?

I've been out of a relationship for over a month and I'm running into trouble reconciling with the single status. It doesn't help that the ex seems to be moving along well. How do I reconcile with the feeling that I'm completely isolated? [more inside]
posted by skippingcharades at 12:01 PM - 15 answers

Awful alternatives to procrastination! It's for a friend of mine

I need some "punishments" to help a friend beat procrastination. Some snowflakes below. [more inside]
posted by andycyca at 10:46 AM - 20 answers

Should I stay or should I go.......again?

My on and off love affair is off again.....I think. We had a row.....made up.....next day she cancelled forthcoming date....not heard from her since. Why do I care what happens next? [more inside]
posted by blokefromipanema at 2:13 AM - 36 answers

November 24

How to pick a therapist to help my anxiety (before pregnancy/parenting)

How do I pick the right therapist to help with my anxiety, stress, indecisiveness, and perfectionist tendencies? What kinds of therapy/techniques/approaches might be most helpful? How do I quickly assess whether to stick with someone or look elsewhere? What are reasonable expectations of how much I can improve in therapy and how quickly? I'm terrible at making decisions-- I need help! (Especially since we want to start trying for kids in a few months so I feel real urgency to make progress quickly to feel comfortable going ahead, for both my and the kid's sake.) DC-area, FYI. [more inside]
posted by SockHop at 12:09 PM - 4 answers

November 23

gift (?) for a NICU nurse

Our daughters just got out of the NICU after a long stay. Our primary nurse was really wonderful and I'd love some advice about how to thank her. [more inside]
posted by gerstle at 6:54 PM - 19 answers

How do I become more comfortable with being single?

I would like to shake off the discomfort that sometimes comes with being single and learn to develop myself more. [more inside]
posted by Kat_Dubs at 2:15 PM - 8 answers

I want to have sex.

My ex of three years and I broke up a few days ago. Initially he told me that the main reason was our different feelings about marriage (see previous posts), but upon further discussion, he said the biggest issue was our lack of intimacy. [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount at 2:00 PM - 20 answers

Missing Thanksgiving

I have to be on call with work on Thanksgiving, and I have a good reason to believe I'm going to have to do several hours of work that day (via VPN). Assuming this means I have to skip the family Thanksgiving dinner, what can I do to sort of celebrate the holiday at home? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels at 1:33 PM - 8 answers

is it reasonable to suspect my boyfriend of underhanded deeds?

Cheating or runaway imagination? [more inside]
posted by amodelcitizen at 1:18 PM - 32 answers

Parenting Book Club

What books would you recommend for new parents who want to read parenting books and talk about them together? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy at 11:45 AM - 15 answers

How to say no even though I can say yes?

I have a troubled half brother who has recently come into my life. He was just released from prison, there on possession charges. He lives across the country, is jobless, homeless, and without family (aside from my mother and me). Yesterday he asked if I could wire him money. Just enough to buy some food. I can easily do this, so without thinking, I said I would. [more inside]
posted by hippychick at 5:08 AM - 56 answers

November 22

Help us help him

Resources for a 14 year old boy who is gay? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 at 4:37 PM - 10 answers

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