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Should I change my job and my country of residence?

I am facing a huge question that I don't know how to navigate and don't feel like I can talk to anyone about. The short story is that I have a precarious-feeling academic job in the Midwestern U.S. and applied for a job in an English-speaking country in the Southern Hemisphere. Today, I found out that I am on the short list for the job. And now I'm just not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2014 - 16 answers

How do I get to know my parents as people?

After seeing and reading about the death of parents, one of the biggest regrets seems to be not knowing them better. I have a cordial but distance relationship from my parents and while I don't ever see us being BFFs, I would like to know them better as people and their life. How do I do this, considering I live 6 states away? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Mar 26, 2014 - 21 answers

Inbetween Days

What tasks should I accomplish during a week off in between jobs to improve the state of my soul? [more inside]
posted by thenewbrunette on Oct 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Family vs. Career

Is it more important to be near family or to follow career developments? Snowflakey existential question that needs review. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Get Busy Livin

I'm pretty sure it's not a mid-life crisis. Help me rationalize/forget about my burning desire to quit my job and change my life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2012 - 31 answers

Is moving back home the worst thing I could do?

I graduated college a year ago and moved to Baltimore. I’m now considering moving back home to be close to family, save money and travel. Am I possibly making a huge mistake? Special complications inside. [more inside]
posted by saltwater on Jul 29, 2012 - 22 answers

I feel trapped in my very own Bell Jar

I have no friends, no life, and am trapped in a dysfunctional family. Help me. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 - 26 answers

How did you decide to have one parent stay home was the best situation?

How did you decide to have one parent stay home was the best situation? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Jan 5, 2012 - 29 answers

Suggestions for ultra-practical upgrades to my life?

Suggestions for ultra-practical upgrades to this life? I received a ~$5,000 windfall with some hefty strings attached, the main of which is that I must spend it within 60 days. Another kicker: whatever money I don't use before the deadline goes to a cause I'm ethically opposed to. I'm a single mom who, right now, would rather buy makes-life-easier/peace-of-mind type things, not silk sheets or espresso makers. [more inside]
posted by Yoshimi Battles on Jun 20, 2011 - 76 answers

Want to start school and get our life on track, but how?

Want to start school and get our life on track, but how? I've made some mistakes in college by not showing up an entire semester so my GPA is 1.05, even the lower university's here in TN like austin peay won't take me because my grades suck. I live a hour away from the two community colleges in my area. I also have to figure out how I'm going to give my family a place to live, I lost my job in missouri and moved down to TN with my mom. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2010 - 37 answers

Should I drop out? How do I tell my parents?

Feeling very lost and confused about my life. Should I drop out of college? How do I tell my parents? [more inside]
posted by herebedragons on Jun 5, 2010 - 36 answers

I think my elderly father is thinking of taking his own life...

My father recently intimated without saying outright that he was thinking of ending his life. He's 77, has been living with the after effects of strokes for about 15 years or more and has lost his ability to enjoy pretty much all of his passions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2010 - 33 answers

Should I register for classes in the fall?

So I'm about to start my 7th year of community college... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 11 answers

They left us alone. Now what?

I want to read fictional and/or true stories about people being put into positions of responsibility unexpectedly for extended periods of time and how they deal with it. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 27, 2009 - 37 answers

Adoption for adults?

What are the options for an adult who's intellectually mostly-normal but who needs a structured supportive program and training in life skills? Bit of a long story inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2008 - 20 answers

Can it be that it was all so simple then?

I am 28. I have a wife and an 11 year old daughter. I am going through a minor, yet stubborn crisis. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2007 - 32 answers

How do you know when to settle down and make a life for yourself?

When do you know that it's time to move on to a new stage in life vis-a-vis settling down with one person and starting a family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2006 - 12 answers

No kids at 40

I'm a 40-ish woman, intelligent, fun, interesting, married, a home owner, have a lot in common with women I meet. You like me when you meet me...why do you turn off when you learn I have no children? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2005 - 42 answers

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