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Do I marry/have kids with longterm love if I'm not ready due to career?

I love my partner - we have known each other for over a decade and have been together for over five years. I am in my 30s and he wants to live together/get married and/or start a family. I have insisted we wait due to my graduate school (and later) career struggles. Now we are older and our time frame for children (if not settling down with children in mind later) is diminishing. I don't know the right thing to do - specifics inside... [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Mar 21, 2014 - 25 answers

I feel like I’m not good enough. How can I battle my depression

I’m a 25 year old female and have been going through a lot of depression over the past year, mostly in the areas of finance and romance. [more inside]
posted by summertimesadness1988 on Jan 25, 2014 - 19 answers

How to Anonymously Send Grandmother Money?

How to anonymously send my Grandmother money? I love my Grandmother to pieces. She's one of my favorite people. She's the most charismatic woman I've ever known.. she just has a way with people. I watch her engage others in awe; she can disarm an utterly rigid stranger in a few seconds by simply bestowing her beautiful aura upon them. Pathetically, people have taken advantage of her throughout her entire life. I won't go into details because it's irrelevant, but her story is a sad one. Anyway I'm an adult now and I'm making a good living. I want to help her out without her knowing it's me, and for the rest of her life. She would never accept financial assistance from me so I have to be stealthy. [more inside]
posted by OneHermit on Feb 23, 2013 - 17 answers

How I learned to stop worrying and love the dog

Tell me your experiences getting over fear or discomfort with dogs. My wonderful brother, bless him, loves me, but fears dogs. But now I'm getting a second one (German Shepherd puppy), the breed of his nightmares, and he is struggling. He's told me himself he wants to get over it, and I'm sure exposure and puppies will help, but I'd love to hear your own experiences and anecdotes getting past this. [more inside]
posted by Elfasi on May 3, 2012 - 27 answers

Learned the lessons, still doomed to repeat

Regarding family and friends, how have you been able to let go of dark/problematic pasts, and moved forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2011 - 15 answers

How do I stop wanting gorgeous woman who aren't my wife?

I'm a mid-thirties man, committed relationship, wonderful kids, good job, great life, but I can not stop chasing attractive women. And it is wreaking havoc. How can I stop this, and why don't I want to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2011 - 69 answers

Those three little words.

How unusual is it for parents not to tell their children they love them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2010 - 76 answers

I'd like to help my distant brother.

Family Drama Filter: How do I connect with my disconnected brother? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 18 answers

Grow up or build a time machine?

How do I make it feel like home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2009 - 16 answers

We want to be together for life - but we think marriage is weird. Help?

To wed or not to wed: that is [sort of] the question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2009 - 82 answers

How to recover from a relapse

As an addict, have you dealt with a hidden relapse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 - 16 answers

How do I stop feeling like I'm living someone else's life?

How do I stop feeling so detached from everything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Still queer, thanks for asking!

Family holidays: some help at navigating not-so-subtle gender cues? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Dec 4, 2008 - 10 answers

MOM U R L33T!!1!!one!!

How do I make sure I'm the absolute best son I can be? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Nov 9, 2007 - 19 answers

Stuck in a relationship with small child, love gone, what to do?

Stuck in a relationship with small child, love gone, what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2007 - 19 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

Don't let distance become a barrier to the love of my grandfather

My seventy-seven year old grandfather, maker of pierogies and violins, will have his bladder removed this Friday to help stop the spread of cancer. What can I do to keep him positive? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jul 5, 2006 - 15 answers

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