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September 23

He says "he is not looking for anything in particular"

Met a guy on tinder. First guy I met that is smart, employed, attractive and not after a hook up. Am I wasting my time? [more inside]
posted by sockiety at 12:47 PM - 35 answers

Should I give in on spending money on an expensive luxury?

My wife wants to buy an expensive artwork for the house. While I also find it beautiful, I don't think it's a good idea, financially. We're at loggerheads. Help me think this through. [more inside]
posted by snarfois at 1:49 AM - 91 answers

September 22

WOOFing...what's the best way to contact a host farm?

I finally bit the bullet and bought a membership to WOOF after mulling for a year or so. For those of you that have successfully established work with a host farm: how do you go about it? [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo at 4:13 PM - 2 answers

Straight wife, bi husband, maintaining sexual attraction

My husband is bisexual, and recently indicated that his "pendulum" has temporarily swung to being more interested in men. How can I deal with this while being supportive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:40 PM - 26 answers

sex ed, over 40 edition

I am a 44 year old ciswoman and my partner is a 61 year old cisman. I have never been married and have had many sexual partners but this is my first time encountering this exact thing. It is also my first time being involved with someone who is more than a couple years older than me but I'm not sure if that's important. My question is about whether his lack of an erection during foreplay is a sign of not actually being turned on, even though he seems like he is. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:38 AM - 18 answers

My trainer is rude. Now what?

My trainer doesn't respond to my appointment requests. Now what? [more inside]
posted by helios410 at 8:36 AM - 15 answers

Another grieving process question

Another grieving process question: Since my dad died, I've had difficulty getting along with my mother. What's going on, and how do I make sure our relationship does not become permanently weakened? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 at 3:50 AM - 6 answers

September 21

Is it too late to say I'm thankful?

I recently interviewed two people, by phone, for about an hour and a half each. I verbally thanked them when the interview was over, but haven't sent them thank-you emails like I originally intended to. It's been slightly over two weeks. Should I still send the emails? If so, how do I word them in the most polite way possible- should I apologize for how long they took to send or avoid mentioning their tardiness? [more inside]
posted by perplexion at 6:32 PM - 7 answers

Erasing myself from the narrative

I need a divorce from what's left of my family. I just can't figure out how to do it. The ending is the part I always thought would be easiest, but it turns out to be worse than the waiting part was. [more inside]
posted by kythuen at 8:26 AM - 22 answers

How to be more graceful in the way I greet co-workers in the morning?

Hi Mefites I'd like to be more graceful in the way I greet my coworkers. Maybe I'm making the problem bigger than it actually is but... it's bugging me recently! I don't like the way I greet people, especially in my workplace. Reasons below : [more inside]
posted by Ifite at 8:17 AM - 17 answers

September 20

Do we (New Yorkers) need a prenup?

We are getting married- yay! We live in NYC and are planning to stay for at least 5 years and hopefully forever. I've read past threads and other info about prenups and I think we could go either way. The big question is handling inheritances. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:07 PM - 12 answers

Do I, should I, talk to my friend about the way she discusses money?

A good friend has alienated me and several other close friends due to her compulsion to tell us how much she spends on things. She's quite wealthy but seems to have forgotten that not everyone has her kind of money to spend on luxury items. Should I talk to her about it? Or is this an issue of insecurity I need to keep working on within myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:07 PM - 21 answers

how to cope with being alone

I'm a 29 year old woman and I need to learn to cope with being alone. It's been two years since I've dated anyone who wanted me to be their girlfriend, and eight since I was in a relationship that lasted at least a year. I've been trying to meet people (all of the apps, plus okcupid, plus trying to socialize irl -- I have probably gone on dates with 50+ people over the past two years), focus on my career, travel, spend time with friends and family. (The rest of my life isn't perfect--but I'd give it a solid B+.) I've taken a month or two off from dating here and there and I was recently celibate for 1.5 years, but it never gets easier or more pleasant (and at my age, I don't feel like I have the luxury of taking MORE time off to "work on myself", and I'm fairly convinced that "working on oneself" is something partnered people made up to torture single people with and blame them for their condition). I have friends and family and a pet, but I am incredibly lonely every day. how do you cope with being alone when the only thing you want is a partner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:07 PM - 21 answers

Attending a Concert: Beanplating Edition

Months and months ago, I bought a front row balcony seat (an excellent seat for this show) to see a favorite musician of mine as a birthday present for myself. The show is this weekend, and yesterday a friend of mine contacted me to ask whether I wanted to go. I told my friend I was already going, and he said if I was going solo I could sell my ticket and sit with him. His seats are not as good as mine. Is it rude to decline? [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes at 9:42 PM - 8 answers

MIL is sick and won't let FIL leave her side

I am looking for suggestions on how to help. My husband's family seems to be stuck in a pattern. His parents are older and his mother's anxiety is so bad that she can't be left alone for a minute. [more inside]
posted by crunchy_cereals at 6:43 PM - 14 answers

Coworker is a registered sex offender and I'm having a hard time dealing

I recently found out my coworker is a registered sex offender - plead guilty to molesting a 7 yr old girl. How do I get over this? [more inside]
posted by amme at 6:33 PM - 33 answers

How do you move beyond betrayal?

Hello metafilter, A few months back, I had a break-up with a friend. At the time, I believed we were very close, and I turned to her because I was very sick, needed help, and couldn't find it anywhere else. Instead of offering help or sympathy, she instead sent me a "go away till you're better" letter two days later. It's broken my heart, and I can't seem to move past it. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist at 6:23 PM - 14 answers

At almost 25, my former life is falling away - how can I cope better?

I've lost friends to life changes and two people to bereavement. Childhood is officially over, adulthood is here to stay. How do I find some comfort? [more inside]
posted by Ariel432 at 5:09 PM - 7 answers

Is it silly to wait around for love?

You see it in the movies, two lovers split but somehow run into each other and fall in love again and are able to be together. It seems silly, but I've fallen in love and I'm not sure if it's a stupid idea to wait around for something like the movies. [more inside]
posted by buttonedup at 7:51 AM - 27 answers

Best ways to handle someone who is suicidal?

What are considered the best ways to handle someone (stranger or friend) who is about to commit suicide? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis at 6:01 AM - 19 answers

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