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November 27

Peace, love, and understanding

My Girl Scout troop disbanded this year, so I'm looking for something to fill my volunteer time. The past few weeks have strongly steered me towards advancing the principles of peace and tolerance. So what do I do? [more inside]
posted by Ruki at 10:09 PM - 4 answers

Do I need to go to this funeral?

Yes, I know it’s always nice to go as a gesture of support, but how important is it really, in this scenario? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:26 PM - 45 answers

Are lovers' quarrels classifiable as abuse?

Are lovers' quarrels classifiable as abuse? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:09 PM - 68 answers

Short of walking away and never looking back, I mean...

How do you respond to someone who says that science is a matter of opinion and not fact-based? And who also believes that it's a matter of opinion whether science is fact or opinion? [more inside]
posted by janey47 at 8:32 AM - 34 answers

Is this cold feet or something else entirely?

My fiancee is wonderful, everyone is excited for us, and I think I'm miserable. Please help me figure out what is going on with me, and/or tell me I need to get professional help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:23 AM - 44 answers

November 26

Please help me track down my missing brother

My brother has been out of touch with the family for like six months, not returning calls or emails or picking up his physical mail. But, his cell phone and work phone worked, so we were worried but not panicked. Yesterday I left him a voice mail at work that basically said if you don't call soon, I'm coming to Boston. Today, his cell was disconnected. Maybe the two events are connected, maybe not, but I'm freaked out. I don't have any friends in Boston. [more inside]
posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons at 7:24 PM - 32 answers

Taking a break from dating when you're lonely and have no friends.

I want to take a long break from dating to get to know myself better. The thing is, I don't have any in person friends and am very lonely. I mostly just hang out with my Mom. How do I keep myself from dating again just to fill the loneliness? [more inside]
posted by Autumn at 7:04 PM - 15 answers

My partner has ED. How do I make him feel better?

My boyfriend has had problems maintaining an erection and reaching orgasm for the 7 months we've been together. I love him a lot and know that this hurts him, probably far more than he is letting on. This isn't about me - I would just love some advice from people that have either been in my or his situation about things that have helped them to feel like they aren't a failure or less masculine because of it. [more inside]
posted by kyetak at 5:46 AM - 16 answers

I don't even

The other day my partner did something and I am in still in shock. I can't think rationally about how to approach it and I am struggling with how to process it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:45 AM - 27 answers

November 25

Burn, baby Burn.....

My husband closed up the flue to our wood burning fire this morning and then left for work.... the fire wasn't completely out and the whole house got engulfed in smoke. Luckily, we have excellent neighbours and everything is absolutely fine... but I'm feeling frustrations and would like some help as to how to not lose my sh*t when I get home tonight! [more inside]
posted by JenThePro at 10:36 AM - 33 answers

November 24

Do I need to debrief this brief relationship?

Long story short, a guy I met online sent me a text saying that he was in love with me, after our first date. I talked to him about it and he seemed to understand that it was too much too soon and it made me uncomfortable. It kept happening (he was texting, emailing, calling, talking about how much he missed me and about "us"), all within a month. During that time, he gave me a beautiful piece of art. About a week later, I broke it off. Now he's calling me asking for the piece of art back and asking what went wrong. [more inside]
posted by bright and shiny at 5:08 PM - 45 answers

A two-part question about cheating

For those who have been cheated on: how did you deal with the heartbreak? For those who have cheated: how did you deal with the guilt? Would like to hear from those who were in very long-term relationships (10+ years) and whose relationships did not survive. [more inside]
posted by puppet du sock at 4:30 PM - 23 answers

All it takes is two close friends and you'll never, ever leave.

I heard a speaker say that if members of a religious congregation have at least two friends in the group--close enough that they feel comfortable socializing within each other's homes--the odds of them leaving the congregation are really small. I can't locate this research and am not sure about which key terms to use. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 at 7:04 AM - 1 answers

Issues with long distance relationship.

I am living in a long distance relationship and have encountered an issue I do not know how to cope with. I hope you can help me. [more inside]
posted by Salicornia at 7:00 AM - 13 answers

It's not you, it's me, no, it's you.

I went out with a guy a few months ago. It didn't work out and for some reason I'm still puzzled by and dwelling at times on his behavior. Was it him? Was it me? Wtf. [more inside]
posted by a knot unknown at 2:11 AM - 22 answers

How to decide if adoption is the right choice?

My partner and I are struggling with infertility. We are thinking of options but I'm not sure how we navigate how we really feel about those options, particularly adoption. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:30 AM - 16 answers

Can you have a feminist hen/batchelorette party?

I'm getting married next year, and my friends have started asking me what I'd like to do as a batchelorette party. I'm really conflicted about who to invite because a) I'm a staunch feminist and want the least sexist wedding ever BUT b) I've enjoyed the "female space" at other people's parties AND ALSO c) my brother is in my bridal party, where does he fit in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:29 AM - 20 answers

November 23

How do we improve our intellectual connection?

I’m dating a man who is my kindred spirit in many ways. However, we have been dating for a year now, and I have felt over most of this time a sense of yearning for challenging conversation that I just don’t get with him. How have you seen people develop their critical thinking, abstract reasoning, and complex verbal expression abilities as adults? Conversely, if you have found happiness being with someone with whom you don’t have an intellectual connection, how have you managed around this on an everyday basis? [more inside]
posted by forasong at 8:13 PM - 87 answers

What can we in the U.S. do to help the Syrian refugees?

I have friends in Canada who are sponsoring a family. As far as I know, there's no way to do that in the States. Are there other forms of direct aid we could provide? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 at 2:24 PM - 4 answers

Exploring anger post breakup

In the final minutes of my last session, my therapist encouraged me to explore anger following the abrupt end of a short term relationship. I don't feel angry. How might I approach this? [more inside]
posted by nathaole at 9:36 AM - 22 answers

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