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October 20

Do I meet my catfish?

I am in Buenos Aires on holiday visiting a relative for two weeks, and this place is so full of emotion. [more inside]
posted by cupkate at 8:22 PM - 3 answers

Determining the limit on how much to "help" family

How does one determine how much to help family (primarily financially) and where to draw the line? What about the ensuing guilt? [more inside]
posted by tz at 5:49 PM - 13 answers

Tracking Parental Mobile

Is keeping a copy of a Parent's iTunes password ok - so we can track them via iDevice without their knowledge in an emergency. Fill bit icky about it - but special snowflake details inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:09 PM - 11 answers

Emotive books for a toddler

I'm looking for book recommendations for books filled with emotions, but not about emotions, for our toddler. [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle at 3:04 PM - 15 answers

Appropriateness of becoming friends with your therapist (after therapy)

Is it (ever) (at all) appropriate to stay in touch with a therapist -- as friends -- after therapy itself ends? [more inside]
posted by thetarium at 6:43 AM - 11 answers

I ask out of shear politeness

I have a few questions about hair salon etiquette... [more inside]
posted by whistle pig at 6:21 AM - 16 answers

October 19

Sister-in-law trying to compete for title of Best Daughter-in-Law

My husband's sister-in-law (my brother-in-law's wife) is constantly trying to be the favorite daughter-in-law. If you have experienced similar competition, what did you do to reduce the level of competition or how did you cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:07 PM - 42 answers

Am I long forgotten?

During my last year in university (a few years ago), I always chatted (online) with a girl who went to the same department as me, and after many months, she told me that she had feelings for me. [more inside]
posted by cyrusw8 at 4:21 PM - 22 answers

friend is late to plans 95% of the time

How to handle issues regarding a friend who is typically late to nearly all our plans? [more inside]
posted by bananaskin at 3:57 PM - 45 answers

Gift for a Stranger

I don't know the guest of honor. Should I buy a gift for a 50th birthday party? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild at 6:12 AM - 10 answers

October 18

Am I over-reacting and over-sensitive

I'm feeling extremely vulnerable, frustrated and upset. My husband and I don't communicate well. While I try to talk to him he's most definitely a 'man's man' and if I get upset about things he says I need to 'get a grip on myself' etc. (further info inside - sorry for the long post) [more inside]
posted by Flowerpower at 10:34 AM - 55 answers

Is it possible to become just friends after a one night stand?

Do you think two mature adults can transition into friends after a night of passion/have you ever done it? [more inside]
posted by Kat_Dubs at 10:15 AM - 20 answers

October 17

Why do men appear to be far more likely to be married than women?

This question isn't about my life situation - I'm just genuinely curious. Why does it seem as if there are almost no never-married straight men past the age of about 35 - but a good number of never-married straight women? Am I misperceiving things? I have of course heard of exceptions to this, but startlingly few. I would just like to clear up my perception and, if I'm onto something, better understand why this phenomenon exists.
posted by Tess at 8:18 PM - 34 answers

Public health issues and friendship issues re: childhood immunizations

How do I navigate finding and sharing information about unvaccinated populations at my local school when I am friends with at least some of these people? [more inside]
posted by tk at 8:16 PM - 24 answers

How to not get screwed in a divorce?

I would like to get married soon but there's one thing I'm worried about: my SO has been unemployed for the large part of a year, and I'm not certain he'd have a job when we would want to get married. I live in a equitable distribution state. I'm worried I could get really screwed over if we divorce and am looking for anecdotes/advice (not legal) on how to handle this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:26 PM - 30 answers

Boyfriend has been honest about his past – should I end it?

I’ve been with my boyfriend 6 months and our relationship is great. He’s a good guy, we treat each other well and communicate well, and we both see a future with each other in it. We’re both late 20s. However, I’m concerned about his self control issues, and the fact he has confessed some things to me about his past / his personality that raise red flags. [more inside]
posted by pennywise_1 at 1:44 PM - 70 answers

October 16

Ambition: to have or not to have?

Too much ambition and you end up being disappointed for not achieving your goals. Too little, you're unattractive. How to strike a balance? [more inside]
posted by knz at 3:33 PM - 35 answers

Fun games, apps, ideas to keep my relationship with my dad vibrant.

Me and my dad don't really like to talk on the phone much or communicate extensively via email. I'm about to give him an iPhone and I was wondering if you can suggest a way to use the phone to keep in touch in a fun and fresh way. [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake at 3:19 PM - 8 answers

October 15

I am freaking out majorly over a new relationship. Help!!!

I just started dating this new guy about 5 weeks ago, and we just became exclusive. I am now freaking out about everything and need to get a handle. I don't know what's going on here. Help? [more inside]
posted by anon1129 at 4:30 PM - 10 answers

Can money issues really end a relationship?

I know this may sound like a "duh" answer but when you're living it, it's not so easy and that's why I've come to the good ole internet for help from strangers. My SO is wonderful & we're very in love but this money problem keeps coming up and I could use some advice... [more inside]
posted by kmr at 2:06 PM - 59 answers

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