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Need a good lawyer in Victoria or Vancouver, British Columbia

A friend in Victoria is trying to extricate herself from an emotionally abusive relationship. She has been living with this man for ten years and they own a house jointly. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Plan to move to across the country for love. How do I tell my parents?

Since having a manic episode about a year and a half ago, my parents started treating me like I was a minor again (I'm almost 30 now). How do I most respectfully tell them that I'm am going to move without turning it into "I'M NOT ASKING FOR PERMISSION, DAMMIT: I'M MOVING AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME"? Thanks, mefites. [more inside]
posted by defmute on Sep 25, 2014 - 33 answers

Love him, leave him?

Please help me sort out my long-term thinking about my very good but maybe not perfect relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2014 - 23 answers

GSOH is killing my love life.

My stepson revealed the greatest stressors in his life is my self-deprecating sense of humor. What can I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2014 - 53 answers

how to cope with an omnipresent ex-girlfriend?

my SO's ex-girlfriend is pretty much always around. i thought i was cool with it, and philosophically, i want to be cool with it... but it's seriously starting to grate on my nerves. how to deal? [more inside]
posted by humiliated_grape on Oct 22, 2013 - 26 answers

Forget it, doc, I think it's really cool that you're concerned...

I've recently experienced a significant family loss. I also need to leave my long-term partner. How does this go exactly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2013 - 14 answers

What to do when girlfriend and brother don't get along?

I'm having trouble getting everyone to get along. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2013 - 18 answers

Supporting a partner in an ongoing, arguably abusive relationship

Looking for resources for supporting a partner (and my own mental health) in an ongoing, possibly abusive relationship with a family member. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2013 - 8 answers

How to cut ties with an emotionally abusive father?

My relationship with my emotionally abusive, BPD father has been strained lately; now, after realizing the extent to which his actions was causing me undue stress, I have cut off contact with him completely. But not having a father figure in my life is causing me stress as well. How do I deal with the pain of cutting my father out of my life? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Nov 5, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I communicate better with my dad?

I need some advice on how to communicate better with my dad and hopefully improve our relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 - 11 answers

If you had a chance to talk to your long lost father after 30 years what would you ask/ or say?

If you had a chance to talk to your long lost father after 30 years what would you ask/ or say? [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on Feb 27, 2012 - 21 answers

If kids play well together, mom will have more free time. Is this too much to ask?

Three young kids fighting for mom's attention and fight among themselves. Busy mom wants tips on how to let them play better together and be more considerate of mom's overwhelming work to do to run the household. [more inside]
posted by akomom on Dec 23, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me figure out the reason for my boyfriend's lack of effort?

My boyfriend is not putting effort into our relationship to the same degree I am? [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650 on Oct 16, 2011 - 21 answers

Dealing with others' control issues. What can you do?

Metaintervention: My Mom tries to control everything at the cost of her health and personal relationships. Resistant to therapy. How can I persuade her to see things in a different, more reasonable light? [more inside]
posted by aca.int on Sep 1, 2011 - 14 answers

how do i solve this convoluted problem?

physical health & mental health, 'secret' boyfriend, and my family... what do i do? [more inside]
posted by zazie on Aug 25, 2011 - 41 answers

How can I make this trip with my family easier for me?

I will be spending a week on a small boat with my dysfunctional family. How can I prepare myself so that this is a tolerable, or even pleasant, experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2011 - 32 answers

How to balance family and boyfriend?

I don't know what to do about my relationship with my parents anymore. Or whom to spend spring break with - this is a weightier issue than it seems. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2011 - 50 answers

Still My Brother's Keeper

In less than 5 hours, my teenage brother is coming to live with me. Possibly for the long haul. Neither of us are cool with this. Please help me sort out this ridiculous family situation [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Jan 21, 2011 - 73 answers

Reality check, please!

Mother in law invited herself on vacation, I'm not happy. Am I being unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2010 - 34 answers

How do I rebuild trust and relationships with my family?

How can I rebuild my relationship with my SO and my parents when someone seems set to undermine it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Carry-on baggage

Relationship issues involving long-distance and extended vacations. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2010 - 10 answers

what have I done wrong?

How to get the dropout back to college? How to repair relationships broken over the dropout? What is more important for a parent: to see that your son finished college or to have relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous111 on Jun 27, 2010 - 36 answers

[relationship filter] How do I get my girlfriend to believe me when I say that I don't hate her family?

[relationship filter] How do I get my girlfriend to believe me when I say that I don't hate her family? [more inside]
posted by DrDreidel on Feb 5, 2010 - 26 answers

What can I find solace in?

I'm a non-religious male currently going through a really rough patch. I have no family or friends I can depend on. Is there something to lean on for comfort during this hard time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2009 - 42 answers

To Leave or Not to Leave My Life Behind?

To Leave or Not to Leave My Life Behind? [more inside]
posted by simpleton on Oct 5, 2009 - 18 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

I saw mommy kissing an alcoholic neanderthal...

I am deeply concerned for my mother, and hate her boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Jul 17, 2009 - 27 answers

Am I doomed to be a doormat forever?

Are relationships a zero sum game? Is there such a thing as a happy compromise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 28 answers

We both want to live close to our families, except they live 1,200 miles apart.

We both want to live close to our families, except they live 1,200 miles apart. [more inside]
posted by lolalivia on May 27, 2009 - 14 answers

How to deal when others refuse to acknowledge your marriage.

Over the summer, I got married. For the most part, this is totally awesome. Due to circumstances beyond our control, though, we got married by eloping to Canada, and for many people, this seems to make our marriage less than real. I'm having a hard time dealing with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2009 - 32 answers

My in-laws HATE me and I KNOW I did NOTHING wrong! Please help!!!!

How does a girl find middle ground with pseudo-in laws that, out of nowhere, stopped liking and talking to her? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Feb 4, 2009 - 34 answers

At what point do you disown your family?

My father told me the other night that he considers himself a "failure" because of how I've turned out. This, among other things, makes me not want to go home for Christmas break and makes me wonder if our relationship should continue at all. Am I blowing this out of proportion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2008 - 56 answers

MYOB

I need some coping mechanisms for dealing with my boyfriend's meddling family. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2008 - 7 answers

The new guy at the table

How do I make my new-ish boyfriend feel at home with my family Thanksgiving weekend? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Nov 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Want to move, feeling trapped

Help, need relationship/life advice... I'm staying at home for the time being to help out my family instead of jetting off to another city to be with my boyfriend. Target move date is in January but we're both getting insanely antsy and we have the same conversation every day about me just going there NAO. My question is about what I should do, cause I really have no idea. Stupid details follow. [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Oct 12, 2008 - 18 answers

When I was young me and my mama had beef

How do I let go of the past? [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 16, 2008 - 23 answers

Works About The Relationship Between Fathers and Sons?

I'm the first-time father of a one-year old boy. Having recently finished "The Road" and "The Prince of Frogtown" and enjoyed the movie "The Kite Runner", I'm looking for suggestions of other books (or movies or songs) that are about the relationship between fathers and sons. [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Aug 4, 2008 - 32 answers

I want us to get along

I want to have a normal sibling relationship with my youngest sister. How can I begin to do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2008 - 30 answers

What do you call your significant other's family members?

What do you call your significant other's family members? [more inside]
posted by fermezporte on Feb 18, 2008 - 37 answers

Worry about tomorrow today, or tomorrow?

Relationshipfilter: I'm agnostic. She's Christian. We've been dating for four months. We fit eachother well and are very happy together, but of course clash over our deeply-held ideologies. Should we worry about the ideological clashes now, or be happy with eachother now and worry about how to raise the kids if/when we have kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2007 - 76 answers

Yes, PuGZ, this is about us.

How to introduce my (white) boyfriend to my (very traditional, a bit xenophobic, and extremely Chinese) extended family? [more inside]
posted by Mrs PuGZ on May 23, 2007 - 24 answers

Partner vs family. Let the battle commence.

In a nutshell, my fiancee hates my family. [more inside]
posted by aprivateperson on Feb 27, 2007 - 111 answers

The Wright Brothers' family dynamics

Does anyone know any details about the Wright Brothers' actual brotherly relationship? I'm looking for books, anecdotes, articles, or documentaries you've read/seen that actually address this aspect of the great American story, their personalities, family dynamics, etc. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Can ideological differences make or break a relationship?

Increasingly, my fiancee and I have become distant in our ideological views. I realize that this is likely to happen in any relationship as people age but I still feel rather strongly about some of these issues (as she did early on in our relationship) and I don't appreciate the increasing pressure from her and her family to "grow-up". How common is this situation? And, if so, is there any advice you can offer to work through the problems? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2006 - 69 answers

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