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Family drama plus holidays = awesome.

I come from a generally easygoing family which lately has developed a schism between a family member and his immediate family, and because of this a holiday invitation has created drama. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Aug 21, 2013 - 13 answers

 

Handling bipolar drama

My distant sibling, diagnosed with bipolar some time ago (I don't know any solid details, unfortunately), fell out of touch with me for years. Now he's back in touch, but mostly just to drop dramatic texts on me ("I'm at the hospital", or, tonight, "I'm with the police, I'll call you when I'm released") and then not answer my increasingly plaintive texts or phone calls. I haven't been the prime target of this sort of thing before, what seems to be big swings of mental illness with the hospital and sheriffs and police involved, and the person involved giving me a bit of information but then nothing. Can anyone with more experience give me some advice as to ways I might handle it? [more inside]
posted by theatro on Apr 7, 2013 - 13 answers

Do I Stay or Do I Go?

How do I deal with the stress and drama caused by my emotionally manipulative live-in sister? The emotional welfare of her two young children is also at stake. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Dec 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Merry Christmas to you, you, you, you, but not you

Please hope me. Christmas is important to my mother, but it over the last few years it has turned into something that she can’t stand. It has gotten to the point that she doesn’t even want to have the Traditional Family Christmas at their house anymore. She loves Christmas and this is breaking her heart. Our family needs the help of Metafilter. This is anonymous because there’s enough drama already. Christmassy flurries within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2012 - 41 answers

Thanksgiving with a side of family drama

My family's Thanksgiving has been hijacked by unwanted guests. Please help with etiquette so we're all happy. [more inside]
posted by Cloudberry Sky on Nov 11, 2012 - 74 answers

family drama

My semi-troubled sibling finally pulled the "I want to live with dad!" card. What should my mom do? How can I support her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me get over being excluded from a bf's family event.

I wasn't invited to my boyfriend's family function, and I can't seem to get over it. Help me. [more inside]
posted by quodlibet on Jul 5, 2012 - 35 answers

When to pull the plug?

Family Drama Filter: Please help me sort out this situation. My parents are very difficult people and I'm considering cutting off ties. Help. [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on May 1, 2012 - 50 answers

Drove two days into a Missouri firestorm

What is there to do in St Louis over the holidays? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Dec 25, 2011 - 20 answers

My father is angry, my family is upset, and I feel responsible. What can I do?

My father has anger issues and my family's reactions makes me feel like everything is falling apart. Can I do anything? If I can't, what can I do to cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Not sure how to deal with family drama!

How do I avoid a potentially upsetting and tricky family situation in an already stressful event? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Aug 2, 2011 - 19 answers

Thinking of the children

What do you say to children of your exes that find you on Facebook? Bisexual three-way snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by No1UKnow on Jul 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Get me out of here! Tactfully.

How can I peacefully and tactfully get out of the huge family Thanksgiving celebration for next year, or years after that? I've finally reached the end of my rope, I think. [more inside]
posted by kpht on Nov 26, 2010 - 60 answers

too much estrogen for one house

Help me get along with my female family members at home! [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Jul 12, 2010 - 18 answers

Family Font Feud. What to do?

Upon my homecoming, I find my family in a nasty feud. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I balance my work and my family when I live in another state?

I am incredibly stressed out by things going on with my family right now, and I'm not sure how I should handle things. [more inside]
posted by jnaps on Jul 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Family gift trainwreck

How do I extricate myself from a family gift trainwreck with the least impact? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 - 24 answers

I got too close and got burned.

I became too involved with my boyfriend's family and don't know how to escape his asshole younger brother. Here's the catch - we're all kids and their guilt tripping mother is involved. This is causing me a lot of grief and anxiety stemming from feeling trapped. [more inside]
posted by Yasuo on Jun 17, 2010 - 22 answers

How to entertain parents you don't get along with?

Activities to do in San Francisco for mellow people... [more inside]
posted by thegreatcokeolympics on Dec 22, 2009 - 21 answers

I can't afford my family's Christmas expectations, how to handle this appropriately?

My husband lost his job, we're not sure how we're going to pay the rent in January, and my family is being assholes about Christmas gifts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 64 answers

Explaining Dysfunction and Estrangment to the Mayberry Set.

How to explain family estrangement to in-laws and other folks? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2009 - 23 answers

How do I re-start/maintain a relationship with my father while my mother is cheating on him and he doesn't know?

How do I re-start/maintain a relationship with my father while my mother is cheating on him and he doesn't know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Surviving the weekend with my cranky right-wing grandparents.

My elderly grandparents live 45 minutes south of Orlando. My husband and I are visiting them next weekend. What do we do while we're there to minimize drama and maybe have a bit of fun? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 7, 2009 - 23 answers

Dealing with in-laws during separation?

We are recently separated (with lots of drama), and our families and friends don't know. How do I deal with my brother in law asking to stay with “us” for a while, since he suddenly got a job in our town? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2009 - 45 answers

How Can I Help My Troubled Cousin?

How can I support my troubled cousin who suffers from attachment disorder? [more inside]
posted by harnharn on May 22, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I tolerate gatherings more?

With the holidays coming I find my inability to tolerate some family members and listen to the inane chatter that fills the room. I am often visually unhappy about the situation. How can I tolerate such gatherings in a way that at least makes it appear I'm not so unhappy? (Bonus points if I'm ACTUALLY not so unhappy). [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 1, 2008 - 28 answers

Help me, my mother is a drama queen!

Help me endure my unbelievably self-absorbed and recklessly-impulsive mother just a little longer. [more inside]
posted by Yoshi Ayarane on Aug 21, 2008 - 44 answers

Help! I'm being extorted/blackmailed/strong-armed by my sister in law!

My wife and I asked her sister for my wife's wedding dress back. She is refusing to give it to us until we pay her for damage to her car. [more inside]
posted by adi on Jul 27, 2008 - 58 answers

I screwed up; how to minimize the family drama at Christmas?

I missed my two brothers-in-laws' birthdays, and one of my sisters is mad at me. I'll see everyone at Christmas. Help me make things right and prevent family drama. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2007 - 24 answers

Help me help my dramatic sister.

How to help a person known for high drama... (long) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2007 - 21 answers

A sad coming-out story

I'm dealing with the fallout from coming out to my deeply religious immediate family. For years, I had prepared for their tears, their anger, their remonstrances, their appeals to the Bible, and all of those have come. What I hadn't prepared for was how disappointed I would be, and how fundamental and lonely that disappointment would be. Help? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Oct 16, 2007 - 38 answers

Hotel instead of parents house for the holidays?

Hotel/Home for the Holidays? My girlfriend and I are facing a major dilemma in visiting her home town for Christmas: Stay at her parents house or stay in a hotel. Any advice or past experiences would be most appreciated. Much much [more inside]
posted by travis vocino on Dec 7, 2006 - 44 answers

What to do, when drama is no longer entertaining?

I am a hopelessly moderate, hyper-responsible, mostly mellow person. How can I help my niece, who is very bright, but hyper-emotional and kind of an over-the-top drama queen, create stability for herself and/or make more responsible choices? [more inside]
posted by whatnot on Oct 6, 2006 - 18 answers

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