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August 25

Please let the third time be the charm? Please??

We fired our nanny this morning. This is the second nanny we have gone through in five years. Please help me refine how to do my prep work so we can build a long-term relationship with the next person. [more inside]
posted by Liesl at 7:22 AM - 21 answers

How to handle a jealous partner?

Need help in reassuring/dealing with a rather jealous boyfriend. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass at 4:12 AM - 80 answers

Help me learn to talk about myself.

I’m really bad at talking about what’s going on in my life with my family, on both the trivial and profound levels. This is really starting to hurt my relationships. Please help me learn how to do it. [more inside]
posted by Gwendoline Mary at 3:36 AM - 12 answers

August 24

Mention possible bedbugs to roommates?

I've been subletting a room for the past six months or so, and am about to move out. Recently I've been feeling like I've been bitten by things during the night. Bed bugs? I don't know, but it seems possible. What is the best option here? I want to do right by the people I've been subletting from, but I also don't want to make a big deal out of something that turns out to be just me being paranoid. And I feel nervous about potential financial ramifications. [more inside]
posted by knownfossils at 10:19 PM - 15 answers

This is supposed to be fun, right? Event planning as an anxious person..

I would like to start planning more fun events for my friends and I, but I'm having trouble with anxiety over decisions and group dynamics. I’d love to hear any hacks or tricks as to how to arrange group outings that would be fun for everyone. (Specifically things like board-game nights, canoe and camping trips, hiking, river tubing etc.) [more inside]
posted by seraph9 at 12:20 PM - 14 answers

Finally pulled the plug on relationship, feeling confused.

I finally pulled the plug on my relationship after I realized I had been unhappy for most of it. My boyfriend was surprisingly understanding and respectful about it. I have a flight in a week, but I find myself often wondering if I’ve done the right thing. I’m worried I might back out of leaving and I need help. Our history and wall of text inside. [more inside]
posted by AdriftInSpace at 11:32 AM - 20 answers

Why can't I just be happy for her?

How do you control jealousy when someone you love is doing very well and your life is just average? [more inside]
posted by ADent at 7:39 AM - 22 answers

August 23

Should I give him another chance?

I met this guy on OKcupid who seemed really, really perfect for me on paper. We talked for a couple weeks before he suggested meeting in person. I was nervous - I didn't want to mess it up since we seemed SO compatible. But the date was... awkward. Very awkward. He was clearly nervous and we just couldn't hold out a conversation. Should I give him another chance? [more inside]
posted by Amy93 at 6:12 PM - 61 answers

How to live with someone you're afraid of provoking?

How do you live with someone when you're not sure what might set off their temper? (Long term, hopefully you don't. But I mean, in the meantime.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:40 PM - 100 answers

Who to Invite to the Rehearsal Dinner

My fiance and I are having a rehearsal dinner difference of opinion, and we are curious what AskMetafilter thinks. He thinks we should invite all the out-of-towners; I think we should not have them for the dinner but for welcome drinks later that night. All manner of details within. [more inside]
posted by dame at 4:43 PM - 44 answers

August 22

Please don't sit with us

Is there a polite way to say, "Actually, we were hoping it would just be [SO and I] sitting together?" [more inside]
posted by Hot buttered sockpuppets at 8:26 AM - 54 answers

Flag it and move on?

I had my head shaved for charity today. It was all good. Then some random young man decided to tell me what he thought of that decision. How best to frame this experience? [more inside]
posted by Martha My Dear Prudence at 3:51 AM - 78 answers

I am married and have left our shared religion. Can I make this work?

When my husband and I got married we were both practicing Muslims. We've been married almost 3 years and now I don't think I believe anymore. Can I make this work despite the religious differences? [more inside]
posted by deeba at 2:27 AM - 17 answers

dating with a messy past

How do I date with a promiscuous/unhealthy past and lots of issues about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:37 AM - 25 answers

How do deal with anxiety when starting new job??

Dear Metafilter members, I would like to ask you if you can share some experiences on how to fit into a new work environment after you have been fired unfairly at your old job and deal with day to day stress of learning a new job and dealing with anxiety of not fitting in, so I don't get fired again for work performance? [more inside]
posted by Pavlinm at 12:19 AM - 2 answers

August 21

Balance and community for introverts

Introverts: What does a harmonious social network/community of friends look like to you? How have you gone about identifying and tweaking that balance? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish at 8:30 PM - 7 answers

Tips to cultivate my relationships w/aging grandpa

Hi All, One of my favorite people is my grandpa. He is in his 80s, living with my aunt and depressed. When i get a job, I will be able to fly and visit him. Until then, anything fun I can do with him over the phone to cheer him up? I am trying to think of a fun "game", something that we can share. He likes golf, so I will goggle Tiger Woods sometimes before we talk to be up on the latest. I am not really sure what I am asking here, but maybe you get it, and might have some fun tips. With others I ask about the highs and lows of the week, but you know he does not have much going on. Maybe I could help him start a project. OK, thanks :)
posted by TRUELOTUS at 4:18 PM - 10 answers

How much Should Good Temporary At Home Care For A Senior Cost?

My mom is struggling with a heart problem. She is not married and none of her children live in the same state. I want to get her signed up for a service that can help out when an incident crops up so she does not have to rely on friends and neighbors in emergencies. I've never dealt with anything like this before and I'm looking for advice about how to help her choose and engage a service. [more inside]
posted by WalkerWestridge at 3:55 PM - 8 answers

Mefites, Give Me Strength in Dealing with My 3-year's Aggression

What sorts of advice can you share for dealing with my 3.5 year old's intermittent aggression? It comes in the form of pushing/biting/hitting/scratching peers, and it occurs more during times of unstructured play with them (when one of them reaches for his toy is the biggest problem situation). This has been going on since he's been a little under two, and it's driving me batty. [more inside]
posted by knmr76 at 3:28 PM - 12 answers

Should I come clean about activity on Ashley Madison (married version)?

My email was in the Ashley Madison leak, and I am married. Should I fess up now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 2:57 PM - 43 answers

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