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Los Angeles family therapist?

Family/Relationship Therapist in Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley area recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2008 - 2 answers

Buying a house for my parents and sibling: brilliant or stupid?

Is it stupid to invest in real estate in the next year (knowing things are hitting bottom and buying a foreclosure)? Is it doubly stupid to intertwine family with it (they'd live in it rent-free until the market rebounds)? Is this the stupidest idea ever or brilliant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2008 - 20 answers

Is it immature for me to want to sacrifice a good career with a good company to live closer to my parents?

Is it immature for me to want to sacrifice a good career with a good company to live closer to my parents? [more inside]
posted by speedoavenger on Oct 4, 2008 - 25 answers

I've suddenly got three teens. Help me!

I started dating someone pretty seriously at the beginning of the summer. Due to his former wife's emotional instability, his three children (a 16-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twin sons) are living with us in my small two-bedroom apartment. I always wanted to have kids, but this is rather sudden! I'm lost and stumbling. Please offer any advice you think relevant. [more inside]
posted by Jaie on Oct 1, 2008 - 73 answers

"So you've decided to ruin your life"

I've decided that I want to take a year to go backpack around Europe. Now what do I tell my current employer and my family? [more inside]
posted by sperose on Sep 30, 2008 - 18 answers

Is it possible to have a great, Carribean, resort vacation with an 18 month old toddler in tow?

Is it possible to have a great, Carribean, resort vacation with an 18 month old toddler in tow? [more inside]
posted by kilikina73 on Sep 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Wedding Woes ... for Grandma anyway.

I'm getting married in Seattle next summer. My 98 year-old Grandma lives back in St. Louis and cannot possibly get to Seattle due to her ailments. She's on a warpath about it. How would you approach this? [more inside]
posted by diablo37 on Sep 24, 2008 - 26 answers

Where can my family go to have a sandy, sunny, inexpensive Christmas?

Where's a warm, sunny, beach-y, relatively inexpensive place for my family to visit over Christmas? [more inside]
posted by timoni on Sep 24, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I locate someone that wishes not to be located?

My father disappeared completely from my life over 20 years ago. Supposedly he's dead, but there's no death certificate. He can't be found. Do you know of any FREE resources I could enlist to help me untangle the mystery? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Sep 17, 2008 - 21 answers

How do I protect a sweet old person who may need a legal guardian?

Does anyone here have any experience with nominations for conservatorship in the state of California, either as a potential conservator, an attorney, social worker, psychiatrist or anyone else who plays a role in the process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2008 - 2 answers

How do I fit into my fiancee's cluttered house

My fiancee and her family have too much stuff. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by warriorengineer on Sep 15, 2008 - 42 answers

Finding a private investigator.

Asked on behalf of a friend: I need to find a private investigator in the Miami, FL, area. [more inside]
posted by cowboy_sally on Sep 15, 2008 - 1 answer

Learning How to Share

Need help or ideas coming up with a good way to share a piece of family property with other family members that will avoid any messiness (or at least reduce the chance of messiness occurring) [more inside]
posted by Ham_On_Rye on Sep 14, 2008 - 10 answers

The soldier's wife.

Tell me about what it's like to be in a military family. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 - 14 answers

how to be supportive for anxious daughter

My daughter, who is at university, was just diagnosed with anxiety. What can I do to support her and better understand what she is going through? what about friends and professors? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 - 24 answers

conflicting feelings

Conflicted over dad's requests. Your advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by uxo on Sep 9, 2008 - 41 answers

I'd like to do some damage control on a pretty terrible weekend at the folk's home with the SO...

My SO and I got into a few dumb arguments in front of my parents while visiting their home over the weekend. How do I work on repairing the damage between SO and my parents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Favorite Family games?

What are your favorite family games? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Aug 30, 2008 - 24 answers

Seeking Family Reunion Destination Ideas

Seeking family reunion location ideas in the Mid-Atlantic states for crazy Irish clan. There are specific requests that folks are making... [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Aug 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Desperately seeking Erin Brokovich - need sliding scale family law attorney in San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula / South Bay)

Desperately seeking Erin Brokovich - need sliding scale family law attorney in San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula / South Bay) [more inside]
posted by ebellicosa on Aug 27, 2008 - 3 answers

I don't trust my gut

Should I take the job or hope I get another offer? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Aug 22, 2008 - 14 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

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

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

My father just had a heart attack. I am dropping everything to go and visit him this weekend, but he keeps insisting I do not come and visit. Am I being a jerk for going anyway? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Aug 15, 2008 - 45 answers


Why does Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin's father Valeri Liukin keep kissing her?
posted by plexi on Aug 15, 2008 - 36 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

Seattle, yes. Hydroplanes, no.

I hate Seafair. Is there anything family friendly to do just slightly outside of the greater Seattle area? Bellingham, perhaps? Please, no zoos or waterparks; I've done them all already.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Aug 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Is this cultural miscommunication, or am I being scammed? How to proceed?

Looking for advice about how to handle a cultural misunderstanding...or possibly a scam. Not sure how to reconcile the experience and associated feelings, and especially unsure about how to deal with the situation in the most sensitive and informed way. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2008 - 13 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

Plan for post-partum family visits?

What's a good plan for post-partum family visits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 - 25 answers

iPhone and family plan

Can two iphones owners be on family plan from AT&T if one phone is an original iphone and another is a 3g iphone? [more inside]
posted by jjcurtis on Jul 21, 2008 - 5 answers

How much interest for a family loan?

A family member loaned me money a few years ago. I would like to pay it back with interest. How much interest should I pay it back with? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2008 - 21 answers

How to make a family reunion fun!

Any suggestions for games/activities for an all adult family reunion? [more inside]
posted by ReneeOg on Jul 12, 2008 - 5 answers

One more slightly dysfunctional family.

Help me help the addicts (and possibly the enablers) in my family. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2008 - 10 answers

I love my new sister in law!

My brother is getting married (YAY!) Now what to give to my sister in law? [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Jul 6, 2008 - 4 answers

I love you, but I hate your style.

I'm 28 and still being dressed by my mother. Every birthday and Christmas, she buys me more clothes. But they're awful, hideous things. How do I get her to stop? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Jul 3, 2008 - 33 answers

How to relate to my parents during their divorce?

My parents are getting a divorce. How do I support them? How do I relate to them without it being terribly weird on me? How do I stop worrying about them so much? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jun 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Downtown Minneapolis bar/restaurant for a small get together with my adult family - Post wedding proposal

Downtown Minneapolis bar/restaurant for a small get together with my adult family - Post wedding proposal [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2008 - 9 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

I can't name my kid after you?

My cousin is changing her first name, but if I had a girl I always wanted to name her my cousin's old do I broach this? I'm happy for her choosing a new name, but I'm wondering is her old name off the table for my own (not yet conceived) child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2008 - 16 answers

Where-ever Shall We Go?

What's cool to see/visit in western Pennsylvania? [more inside]
posted by mmahaffie on Jun 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Is it my responsibility to help my friend make peace with his family?

This question is about my best friend, who seems to get into trouble with his family regularly. Is it my responsibility to help him out? Or should he sort it out on his own? [more inside]
posted by cyanide on Jun 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Dealing with the loss of a child

Do you have any advice for helping a family deal with the death of an infant, with the added fuck you from god that the mother can't have another child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2008 - 23 answers

It's not real, dammit.

How do you deal with friends or family sending you (and everyone else in their address book) fake virus warnings and other hoaxes? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Jun 19, 2008 - 31 answers

What a warm, loving family...

I'm looking for some films/TV shows that revolve around the concept of family, especially the "created family". [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jun 18, 2008 - 36 answers

What to send to a person who has everything (within walking distance)

Manhattan care package? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Jun 15, 2008 - 20 answers

Family Fun In Montreal?

We're thinking about driving up to Montreal for a 4-day weekend next week -- 2 adults and a 7-year-old girl. There hasn't been a "what to see and do" post about Montreal here since 2005, so tell me what's to see and do these days with a focus on family fun. [more inside]
posted by briank on Jun 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Working with my father is killing me. What can I do?

Working with my father is a nightmare. Should I quit? How do I deal with the repercussions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 47 answers

Looking for a green family car

Help us pick a car! We're looking for a good used family car. We have two daughters, a 2 1/2 year old and a newborn and need a car that can accommodate an infant car carrier without putting the front passenger's knees in the glovebox. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Jun 5, 2008 - 23 answers

Help identify this horror story mentioned in "The Secret History"

I've just finished reading Donna Tartt's The Secret History. At one point Tartt references a supposedly famous horror story, but I don't understand the reference! Can anyone identify it? [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Jun 1, 2008 - 13 answers

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