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Separation without moving out?

Can you have a trial separation while still both living in the same house? [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Sep 20, 2014 - 24 answers

Dating men with children

Dating someone for 8 months, knew he had a 16 year old (he's 35) from a previous marriage. Just found out he has a 5 year old from a different woman. He didn't come out and tell me about second child, and that is what is making me feel indifferent. Should I be okay with this? [more inside]
posted by BrandNewMe on Sep 25, 2013 - 31 answers

I love you so much, and I want to never have your baby.

My boyfriend and I haven't been together for a very long time, but it has already started to feel very serious and I see the potential for a longterm future together. We are both extremely close with our families and I know that family life and children are a huge priority for both of us. We're on the same page there. However... By extraordinary coincidence we both suffer from the same rare, semi-inheritable disease. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2013 - 25 answers

Help me learn to play with my daughter

I have a beautiful, curious, 8 month old daughter. I love her, but I don't know how to play with her. Help! [more inside]
posted by elizamina on Feb 7, 2013 - 21 answers

What fun things should we do before having kids?

AdviceFilter: What life experiences (or fun things) should my partner and I make time for, before having a baby? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Sep 19, 2012 - 19 answers

A meddler with a heart of gold

About four months ago my best friend and my husbands best friend hooked up and started a relationship. She has a kid and everything seemed fine until the weekend when we saw them all together. Questionable actions on the new boyfriends part. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 37 answers

What exactly is the purpose of teens again?

Please help me talk to my boyfriend about his relationship with his ex-wife and rude, overly indulged child and evaluate my relationship overall. Yeah, I know. Long. [more inside]
posted by nubianinthedesert on Mar 21, 2012 - 41 answers

Uncertainty about wanting kids - dealbreaker?

Fears about the future interfering with the now? Or: how hard I should try to convince him to give us another shot. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2012 - 17 answers

Books, forums, ??, for adult children of abusive parents who have (undiagnosed) cognitive and emotional issues?

What are some informative self-help books and other resources (preferably online or UK-based) for adults dealing with abusive parents who have undiagnosed cognitive deficits and are emotionally stunted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Life after divorce - with kids.

I'm in the throes of a divorce. I have an 8 year old girl. I've met someone else - how best to integrate two people with young kids...more details below... [more inside]
posted by nicktf on Jul 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Too Old For Mr Right?

My relationship with 'the one' ended about 6 months ago. We were together 5 years and I'm now 32. As a woman, I'd like to get married and have children sometime in the next decade. I just feel like it's never gonna happen. Any encouraging words from those that found love after their prime 'love-finding' years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 46 answers

Another "kids/no kids is a deal-breaker" question.

How do you broach the subject of having kids in the future when first dating? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Sep 17, 2010 - 27 answers

Can I Make It Happen at 40?

I am a newly single 40 year-old woman who’d like to be in a stable relationship and to start a family. I’m afraid that the man I’m looking for does not exist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 35 answers

How to talk to a friend who is considering leaving her husband

My friend has asked me to have a conversation with her about whether she should leave her husband for a new man. I have a strong view: should I tell her and can I do so in a way that is constructive? What else should I consider about the content and format of what I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 27 answers

Transatlanticism

If you wanted kids and decided to have a serious relationship with someone who didn't want them (or vice versa), how did things work out? Did you regret it? [more inside]
posted by spinto on May 4, 2010 - 32 answers

How to smooth step-childen (sort of) co-habitation?

Not the brady branch: I live in a household with my child and my boyfriend and his two children. We both have our respective children 4 days of the week (split custody with ex-spouses).... even though his kids live here more than with their mother - they do not think of it as "home" which is starting to unnerve me in many ways.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 42 answers

How do you act around kids?

I'm starting a pediatric rotation next week for nursing school, and I have pretty much no experience with children. Do you have any tips for a nurse dealing with kids of any age between 1 and 18? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Jan 13, 2010 - 33 answers

Rules for a Parent in a New Relationship?

It's been almost three years since my mother died, and my father has slowly been working himself back into seeing new people, but it's starting to cause major family drama. I'm 23 and live on my own in a different city, so this doesn't bother me much. But my 17 year old sister still lives with him, and she's really upset that this is going on. To make matters worse, the latest person he's seeing is my sister's favorite teacher from school. What can my dad do to ease this transition for my sister? What do both people deserve here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2009 - 34 answers

How can I ease the pain for my kids?

So, I'm getting divorced. I have 2 daughters, who I'm kinda terrified to tell. I'm hoping Ask.Me might be able to provide some tips. [more inside]
posted by Richat on Apr 2, 2009 - 27 answers

What's a gifter to do with unwanted gifts?

My wife's battled depression for a while, and though she rallied and had a decent few months, she plunged back into the depths of it for the few weeks around her recent birthday (which seems to happen every year, but this year was the worst yet). She had us cancel any birthday plans, cake, etc -- didn't even want anybody to say "happy birthday". After asking a few times and receiving this same answer, I went along with it; it was her birthday, after all. Her mood has lifted since then, but she still doesn't want her presents -- says to return everything, and shuts down when I bring up the subject. Fine, I can return them, except for one, a custom order meant as a present from our four-year-old (call her "Olivia"): a set of coasters printed with Olivia's scanned artwork. What do I do with them? [more inside]
posted by UtterlyDrained on Aug 11, 2008 - 65 answers

Is it right to divorce a depressed spouse?

Is it right to divorce a depressed spouse? [more inside]
posted by UtterlyDrained on Dec 4, 2007 - 60 answers

Are differing views on having children always a deal-breaker?

Are differing views on having children a deal-breaker for a relationship when the thought of starting a family doesn't come into play for 5 years? [more inside]
posted by designmartini on Nov 11, 2007 - 53 answers

Does he deserve another chance?

My boyfriend has recently been diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Alone this is something to come to terms with but on top of this i have just found out he has been lying to me, which has made me question my whole relationship and the very foundations it has been built on. I have no idea what i should do... [more inside]
posted by rainbow_2006 on Feb 14, 2007 - 79 answers

How do I best get acquainted with my boyfriend's kids?

How do I best get acquainted, and develop a good relationship, with my boyfriends' kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Is having two kids more than twice as hard as having one?

Child number two will be born in about a month and a half. Any advice for making the jump from having just one kid to having multiple?
posted by taumeson on Dec 1, 2006 - 18 answers

Is there anything I can do to keep my soon to be ex wife from leaving town?

The wife and I are probably breaking up. We've been together for a few years for the benefit of one kid, and another one is due this month. The problem - her family is on one coast, mine is on another. We are near mine. I'm concerned that she might just pack up and take our kids.

Is there anything I can do to keep her from leaving town? We've just bought a house, and I have no job prospects if I have to follow her to be with my kids. She hasn't worked in years, and we're here primarily to make a good living. If she leaves, I feel she will find a way to use this against me.
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2005 - 21 answers

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