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Do I have to invite my father to the wedding?

Should I invite my estranged father to my wedding? [more inside]
posted by gauche on Dec 18, 2009 - 27 answers

Help me deal with my parents and their ass-eating dog.

HomeForTheHolidaysFilter: Help me deal with my parents and their ass-eating dog. [more inside]
posted by granted on Dec 16, 2009 - 29 answers

Help me stop mentally rolling my eyes all the time.

How can I get over my continual annoyance with a family member? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 - 21 answers

It's the least wonderful time of the year

How to handle an abusive, alcoholic family for Christmas - now and in years to come? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 - 40 answers

Santa would've brought gifts if given enough warning!

My family decided in November on not buying Christmas gifts this year as we are all adults and have what we need anyway. I get paid once a month and right now am living cheque to cheque. So I spent the money I had saved up on extra credit payments. Now they've changed their minds and all want gifts. I have 25 dollars to last me til the 30th. How do I get through this holiday without being as bitter as I am now? And not feel like a loser for no one having a gift? [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Dec 12, 2009 - 27 answers

"But the wind goes right through you/It's no place for the old"

Christmas dinner in Toronto - need some crazy recommendations for something out of the ordinary. [more inside]
posted by rmm on Dec 8, 2009 - 3 answers

You're alien to me, but I love you anyway...

So, we don't clash outright (much), but we don't really talk either... [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Dec 8, 2009 - 19 answers

Flesh not an option

Help me have the most awesome themed gift this Christmas! A pound of _______ [more inside]
posted by Rallon on Dec 7, 2009 - 31 answers

Where should my family go skiing in the Pacific Northwest this winter?

Please recommend ski slopes for my family to learn to ski and snowboard in the Pacific Northwest this winter. [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Dec 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Wii games for all ages

I'm thinking about buying a Wii for my family this xmas. What are some titles that my parents (mid 50s) might enjoy playing with my niece and nephew (ages 3 and 5)?
posted by sonofslim on Dec 1, 2009 - 19 answers

Family Christmas

Christmas with parents or with friends? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 16 answers

How often do people change their minds about starting a family?

How often do people change their minds about starting a family? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower on Nov 24, 2009 - 24 answers

How to handle Christmas stay envy?

What's the best way to stand up to my mother about Christmas and to handle her jealousy about our better relationship with my partner's parents? She's determined to make the holiday season into a zero sum game with my partner's mother [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2009 - 35 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

Fuck death

Both of my wife's parents died. Her dad first in January, now her mom in September. My wife is the oldest child. No will was left. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Nov 18, 2009 - 24 answers

Help, I feel culturally patronised

My boyfriend's mother keeps trying to rename me and I find it offensive, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by Xianny on Nov 18, 2009 - 76 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

Can I have your tips about entering into the holiday season right after my dad's death?

Death, mourning, family, and holidays: How to prepare for the holidays in a post-Dad world? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Nov 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Missing Classic Song

Shortly, after 9/11 David Letterman hosted Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, and Nancy Griffith performing an acapella version of the Carter Family's' "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." Anyone know where I can find the audio or video of this forgotten classic? Thanks
posted by captainscared on Nov 7, 2009 - 7 answers

My little sister's growing up :'(

My younger sister is moving in with her future-fiancé. How to mark this passage, and what house-warming gift to buy them? [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on Nov 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Help us forge new holiday traditions!

What are some traditions that we can incorporate into our first Christmas solstice together? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Nov 3, 2009 - 21 answers

Yay, I got #1. Now what do I want?

Please help me come up with a theme for our family holiday Yankee swap. [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on Nov 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Is it okay to lie to your parents to avoid seeing them on the holidays?

How can I handle my feelings for my parents during this holiday season? [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on Nov 1, 2009 - 32 answers

Nighttime noises

Help us quiet our suddenly screechy-at-bedtime 19mo daughter! Difficulty: shares room with brother. [more inside]
posted by larsks on Oct 29, 2009 - 6 answers

How to have a coherent group email conversation?

Recomendations needed for a good way to keep group email communications clear and unmuddled, you know emails zooming back and forth, people messing up addresses, cross talking etc. If you were about to embark on a email conversation with five people with much back and forth, one fraught with high emotions and perhaps family type dynamics, how would you make this work? Would you set agreed upon ground rules and/or would you use a tech solution. Is there a excellent ( hopefully free) software solution to this problem?
posted by flummox on Oct 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Linux fun composer for 8 year old?

Does anyone know any simple Ubuntu music software for me to have fun composing with my eight year old son? [more inside]
posted by Sch01ar on Oct 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Help, need to get out of my "slump"!

Worried about my emotional well-being, and my future. Need some good Metafilter advice.... I am a 34 y/o female who is gainfully employed and generally self-sufficient (own my own home, car, take care of the house, etc.) but I am extremely lonely and feel more and more isolated everyday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2009 - 29 answers

Train watching in Philadelphia

It's a lovely Fall day. Where's a good place to take some young 'uns train watching in Philadelphia? The priority is on lots of trains, up close. I don't mind paying to get on a platform. Proximity to West Philly a bonus. Thank you!
posted by carter on Oct 25, 2009 - 6 answers

There must be 50 ways to leave your employer... right?

Should I get out of this uncomfortable job? Complication: nepotism. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 12 answers

What practical things can you do to help loved ones caught in a cycle of poverty

As a follow-up to this question I asked last week... What *practical* things have you done as a loved one of friends or family that were struggling financially or were stuck in a cycle of poverty. Have you loaned money? Paid bills? Helped them write a budget? Let them move in? Bought them groceries? Filled up their gas tank? There must be other things I'm not thinking about. What advice would you give to a parent whose adult child was floundering?
posted by jeffreyclong on Oct 22, 2009 - 14 answers

My Teenage Daughter Said I'm Untrustworthy. WTF?

How do I cope with my angry teenage daughter? After an somewhat nonsensical rant about how hard her life is (I wanted to chat with her about applying to colleges and how the process was going), she dropped the bomb that she doesn't trust me and therefore doesn't have to talk to me. [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Oct 18, 2009 - 39 answers

I don't know what to do with my family.

It's Sunday morning. My wife is surfing the Net. My 14-year-old stepson is playing World of Warcraft. My 5-year-old mildly autistic daughter is watching Cinderella. This works, sort of. But it doesn't feel like being a family. [more inside]
posted by musofire on Oct 18, 2009 - 56 answers

My family moved across the country without me, and make me feel guilty about not joining them.

My whole family moved and they want me to join them. But I hate where they live. How can I get them to respect my decision to stay? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 15, 2009 - 27 answers

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

My parents are divorced; my father has custody of my younger brother, but is leaving the country for a few years for work. He wants me to live with and take care of my 16 year old brother until he graduates from HS. I love my brother, but I have some objections and I’m not sure how to handle this. (long explanation inside!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 - 60 answers

How can I forgive my mother for losing some of my most treasured items?

How can I forgive my mother for losing some of my most treasured items? This may sound like a stupid/trivial problem but it's really eating away at me inside. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Oct 13, 2009 - 56 answers

How can I follow my dreams without upsetting my parents?

How can I follow my dreams without upsetting my parents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2009 - 31 answers

Moving an immovable mother

How can I get my mom to go to her colonoscopy? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Oct 11, 2009 - 17 answers

My parents are moving to my sister's city

My parents are looking to buy a house two streets from my sister, and I feel really hurt. Should I say anything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2009 - 36 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

Being an adult sucks. Can I be 18 again?

Help me/us gain perspective about working while in school, please! [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Sep 30, 2009 - 20 answers

I need a kind soul in South Korea to find school records of a woman born in 1937

I need a kind soul in South Korea to find school records of a woman born in 1937, to help us begin our search for the birth family of our adopted cousin. [more inside]
posted by cda on Sep 30, 2009 - 16 answers

My inappropriate attention spidey sense is tingling

When I was a young girl, my brother's best friend made very inappropriate advances to me. My brother and his family are visiting this friend on the weekend, and I have a concern about how the friend will behave to my young niece. There are complications over what I should do … [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2009 - 43 answers

Should I stay near my parents or move away?

Go to graduate school with Favorite teacher and move away, or go to graduate school with less than favorite teacher and stay close to family? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Sep 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Fun group project ideas for ages 4-64?

I'm looking for ideas for a project that 8-10 relatives can casually contribute to over the course of 2.5 days. Ideally it will be something fun to do, not simply something nice to look at after the fact. We are artists, writers, musicians, teachers, engineers, cooks, and kids ages 4-64. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Sep 28, 2009 - 8 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

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

What do you call your cousin's cousin's cousin's kids?

I need an argument settled over the proper title for each of these relatives: (1) Your great-aunt's children, (2) Your cousin's children. Are they both called second cousin or cousin once removed, or something completely different?
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) on Sep 19, 2009 - 20 answers

CD downer

I'm having a problem installing Family Tree Maker 2010 - and I am getting an error message I don't understand. [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Sep 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Facing Death: Breaking the News

Facing death: I have received a medical estimate of dying within a year, but this is known only to me (within my circle of family and friends, including my wife). I am so lost as to how to break the news in a caring, non-stressful way. [more inside]
posted by potato on Sep 7, 2009 - 37 answers

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