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Looking to spice things up in the bedroom through a five senses game. A card with each sense for him/her on it is mixed and then we have an enticing way to deal with that sense. Any suggestions? [more inside]posted by anonymous at 5:57 PM - 6 answers
A few times, my partner has seen news (on Facebook mostly) from friends such as my siblings and their partners, before I have. I get very upset when this happens. Is this irrational? Is there any good way to cope with it? [more inside]posted by skippy_gal at 5:29 PM - 28 answers
My children's adored grandmother is a smoker. She doesn't smoke in front of the kids but does take several smoke breaks a day, and while our two year old is oblivious, our four year old is probably close to figuring out what's up. Growing up, I had no relatives who smoked, and my parents pushed the "boy, smokers sure think they look cool, don't they look stupid though?" angle which worked fine on me. Obviously that isn't going to work in this case. How do you talk with young children about smoking as a Bad Thing when relatives smoke? posted by rouftop at 4:51 PM - 29 answers
Is there a time to be alone/ How to feel like life is meaningful when I am mostly alone? [more inside]posted by ichomp at 4:42 PM - 11 answers
Any tips for photographer patter while taking slightly candid portraits?
For marketing/social media purposes, I’ll be taking individual candid portraits of a large number of people at my company. I’ve already taken a good handful, and although I have a good eye for angles and setting up the shot, I have a difficult time directing the subjects and am hoping to learn some new phrases and strategies. [more inside]posted by redsparkler at 9:15 AM - 7 answers
I'm getting ready to have a possible "final conversation" about financial responsibility with my boyfriend. I just want to check in to see that I'm being realistic with today's economy. [more inside]posted by anonymous at 6:51 AM - 31 answers
How can I inspire people and act strong and firm and smart without letting go of wanting to also be protected and vulnerable? [more inside]posted by dinosaurprincess at 5:45 AM - 17 answers
I tried to establish no-contact boundaries with an inappropriate supervisor, but now I'm doubting myself and wondering if I've overreacted. [more inside]posted by cucumber patch at 5:25 AM - 12 answers
This is me three years ago
. A lot has happened since I wrote that post. My brother got on disability, I had access to medical and psychiatric care for the first time in my life, and while I was still mostly homebound I had hope that our lives would eventually get better. Then my brother died quickly after a cancer diagnosis, I had a horrible, god-awful experience in a psychiatric hospital, stopped seeing my psychiatrist, rationalized not taking my medication because I would soon be without insurance anyway, and I pushed the only people willing and able to help me away. I've been trying and failing and giving up for almost a year.
This is me three years later trying again. [more inside]posted by Cdr Sara Bellum at 5:19 AM - 17 answers
Not a natural public speaker..but will be speaking publicly later today on a webinar to public safety officials....please help me acknowledge current events in a thoughtful, authentic way, before kicking off the conference call. [more inside]posted by dmbfan93 at 3:10 AM - 5 answers
Write the numbers 1 to 20 on a set of cards, one per card but two cards of each number, put them on the foreheads of a group of twenty men and twenty women, and give them a couple minutes to try to pair up with the person of the opposite sex with the highest-ranked card: they will always end up with someone close to their own rank. Who originally thought of this? [more inside]posted by renovatio1 at 10:26 PM - 6 answers
26F have been seeing 30M about 1x a week for almost three months with no conversations about what it is. His actions suggest that his interest level is moderate but not high, my interest level is high but that has not been expressed, though the last few times I have been the one to initiate plans. Most recently, he suggested an alternate plan to my invitation, but feeling frusterated, I never responded.
Not sure what action I should take from here... am I wrong to think he will contact me again if his interest level is higher than I percieve? Or wrong to go radio silent when he has never done the same to me? posted by starsatnight at 2:53 PM - 19 answers
Mr Fish popped the question last Friday and we're getting married and ZOMG and oh shit weddings. Only problem is we've put down roots in another country. How did you negotiate getting married when there are 16 hour flights involved? [more inside]posted by nerdfish at 11:48 AM - 20 answers
Scared of heartache. A brief background... I was together with someone for 5 years, married for less than a year before I initiated a divorce which was finalized this month. [more inside]posted by love2much at 11:35 AM - 7 answers
For the first time in my adult life, I'm contemplating moving back to my hometown. Have you moved back to your hometown? What was it like? [more inside]posted by anotheraccount at 10:54 AM - 16 answers
Never in my life has this happened before, but I keep finding myself in tears of grief over the looming death of Scottish writer Iain M Banks
, who is far and away my favourite writer and has terminal cancer. I'm looking for ways of helping to resolve this emotion, by using it as energy to fuel a meaningful response. [more inside]posted by Mistress at 8:50 AM - 21 answers
How old were you when you first genuinely fell in love with someone that resulted in a relatively lasting, satisfying relationship? [more inside]posted by WhitenoisE at 6:29 PM - 28 answers
I have a crush on my stage partner. I know how bad an idea this is, but how do I keep it under control when I'm draped lovingly over him for half the show? Help me do my job without the temptation to, ahem, take work home with me? [more inside]posted by anonymous at 6:00 PM - 6 answers
Recently I became friends with a group of people that lie and act in deceitful and unfair ways towards others - so I say, they apparently find it perfectly okay.
Is it right to hold your friends to your own personal standards? posted by travelwithcats at 4:51 PM - 37 answers
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