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Ain't no Cherokee princesses here!

Recommendations for geneaology help, please (involving Hungary and Germany) [more inside]
posted by easily confused on Oct 22, 2012 - 8 answers

My sister is separating and likely divorcing her husband after 15 months of marriage, and my family strongly disagrees with her decision. Do we tell her this?

My sister is separating and likely divorcing her husband after 15 months of marriage, and my family strongly disagrees with her decision. Do we tell her this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2012 - 65 answers

How do I bank sperm for later use?

How do I bank my sperm for potential future parenting desires? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Oct 19, 2012 - 4 answers

How to manage the relationship with Mom

How do you enforce boundaries with a needy parent? [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Oct 18, 2012 - 19 answers

The campaign for more slacking off as a family.

Are there corners to cut that we should be cutting? What tasks do you skip, consciously or not, as a family? Washing dishes? Putting laundry away? IS THERE SOMETHING WE SHOULD NOT BE DOING? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Oct 17, 2012 - 84 answers

Life choices are hard.

I have one daughter, she is 5.5. We always planned on having 3 children, but spacing turned into fertility issues turned into daughter will likely be 8 by the time we actually manage to have another offspring. Help me figure out the various pros/cons of having 2 more kids v. having 1 more kid/adopting a school age kid/ having 1 more kid/ leaving well enough alone. [more inside]
posted by dadici on Oct 15, 2012 - 33 answers

ADHD acceptance; nobody's problem but my own?

I've just been diagnosed with ADHD, and have started an initial stimulant-based management plan. I'm in my mid-forties, and work in a very traditional industry and come from a not-very-accepting Old World culture. How open do I need to be with colleagues and friends that I'm doing this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me help Mom.

Mom is depressed. She has always been depressed. Is there anything I can do to help? If not, how do I cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Sadfilter: Helping an elderly parent/grandparent realize they can never go home.

Strategies for helping an elderly parent, who is living in assisted living, realize/come to terms with the fact that moving home will never be an option and it is now time to sell that home? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Oct 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Size XL, he likes them baggy

I recently travelled 8,000 miles home to visit family and see my sick grandad for possibly the last time. I brought $150s worth of gifts across for them from Montreal, Toronto, Paris, Lorraine, and Iceland. Now my mum is demanding an extra, more expensive gift that I post to my brother because his car broke down after he'd given me a lift to the airport. Reasonable or unreasonable? How would you navigate this? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Oct 9, 2012 - 64 answers

Photo of mother/father/child sleeping spiral-style?

What's that image of the happy mother/father/child sleeping spiral style? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Oct 4, 2012 - 3 answers

33 going on 17

Is there anything I can do to help my brother who seems to be in arrested development? He seems lost in life (mid 30's still lives with my parents, no real job), and while he has a lot of strengths, can be is a difficult personality to be around..it breaks my heart to see his life slipping away, and I wish I could help him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2012 - 15 answers

Do I support a family member taking drastic surgery or not?

I’d like to know if any has had gastric sleeve surgery or has a family member who has undergone this type of procedure? Can anyone tell me their experiences, pros and cons, what to expect and how to come to terms with and support someone who thinks this is the right choice for them? [more inside]
posted by Under the Sea on Oct 4, 2012 - 17 answers

How to deal with emotions about past abuse?

What is the best way to get through/past/over the rush of emotions that come up when I think about abuse that happened to me in my adolescence? Also, how to deal with ambivalent feelings towards a relative who treated you badly in the past? Are there any books about this, fiction or non-fiction? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Living with a food addict

I'm looking for tips and coping strategies and insight for living with a food addict. My domestic partner is now a diabetic and gets pancreatitis because of his overeating. I want ideas for how to lessen the impact on the household and to avoid obsessing about the situation. [more inside]
posted by Jane the Brown on Sep 30, 2012 - 31 answers

Recommend a family doctor in Vancouver/Burnaby? One that can deal with allergies would be nice.

Anyone recommend a family doctor in Vancouver/Burnaby? One that can deal with allergies would be nice. Or at least give me suggestions on how to get one, because I've never done this before. [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Sep 26, 2012 - 2 answers

OK, fine, the sky IS falling.

What are some good, supportive conversational strategies for dealing with someone who's catastrophizing? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Sep 26, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I tell him they want to let him go

I work on a small office, my stepson also works there. He is bright but for some reason his performance is poor, he makes a lot of mistakes that costs money, and doesn't care about the job at all. The office manager told me today that they don't let him go because they hope my stepson will find another job soon and leave (he just finish a MBA) but asked me not to tell anyone. The problem is that I don't think he is looking for another job. I don't want to involve my husband. I think my stepson has a great opportunity of looking for job while he has this one. What would be the best way to get him to know it without breaking my promise of not telling anyone? Thanks!
posted by 3dd on Sep 25, 2012 - 19 answers

By the way...our mothers are sisters.

I have a bunch of first cousins, aunts, and uncles whom I've never met (or if I did I was too young to remember). Both of my parents had falling outs with their siblings and haven't had contact with them for decades. How can I best connect with these folks without stepping on landmines? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Sep 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Adopting a baby. We want to. Who should we work with?

Adopting a baby. We want to. Who should we work with? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

How to cope with mom's illness?

What are some tips to cope with mom's illness/despair? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on Sep 21, 2012 - 13 answers

So. Assuming we can't reanimate Rod Serling and invite him over.

What should I get my mom for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 23 answers

Family Secrets on Film

Documentaries about ordinary people, their secrets and inner lives. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 21, 2012 - 36 answers

Take the money and run!

My 'rents want to support me. I don't really feel like I need their support anymore. Am I being silly by not considering their offer of money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 39 answers

Family cell phone plans

Please choose a family cell plan for us. [more inside]
posted by Kazimirovna on Sep 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Best practices for post-op family support?

My husband will be having major surgery next week. As far as I can tell, I was born without normal sick-person-wrangling instincts. What helpful or comforting things should I be planning to do to support him through recovery, at the hospital and afterwards at home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2012 - 21 answers

Will this poster emotionally scar my little brother?

I have this NSFW poster in my room. I study sexuality and art. My mom, grandmother, and 6 year old sibling are visiting me, and will want to see my room. Should I take the poster down? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Sep 16, 2012 - 40 answers

Job-hunting for my brother

How can I help my unemployed brother find work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Devices to remind my cognitively impaired mom not to remove her oxygen?

Please recommend devices/tools/strategies to help my mom—who has mild dementia—remember not to remove the oxygen she is now required to wear 24/7 for COPD. Longer story inside... [more inside]
posted by JuniorBCat on Sep 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me stop being mean.

I am unnecessarily and randomly critical of people. It is worse when I am stressed. This impacts my friendships, home life, and work. I need to stop. [more inside]
posted by domo on Sep 12, 2012 - 34 answers

How do I best help my mom with her election?

My mother is running for a fairly high office. I generally agree with her beliefs and standings, but not always those of her party. I want to support her in her bid for election but I have a hard time waving a flag for those who I don't agree with. How do I support my mom who I agree with while dealing with those who I have to shake hands with and smile at while at parades, fairs, and other functions (I mean people who are working for her campaign either explicitly or not, not those who are there to heckle)? This is in the US in the midwest, but it really shouldn't matter what state we are in or what party we might each be affiliated with - I just want to know how to best help my mom.
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Putting Names to Faces for Future Generations

Suggestions for identifying people in home movies for future generations? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Sep 11, 2012 - 5 answers

A first dance is not unreasonable!

A problem that isn't one but still is: my partner and I are planning on getting married next fall. YAAAY! But I feel like I'm getting made fun of constantly by my sister for it... [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 11, 2012 - 45 answers

HELP ME FIND BOUNDARIES

Help me find boundaries, again (sorry)--this time with updated boyfriend and cast of characters! The long and short of it is that my ex is coming back to stay with my family in a couple days after I kicked him out, and my aunt who I live with says this is okay, and my cousin lives in my room now, and I need to move out. And I'm broke. [more inside]
posted by athenadanae on Sep 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Friend's a fraud. Freak out or fly on?

A formerly close friend (with some family ties) is building a career as a seminar leader by misrepresenting himself as a business success and giving paid seminars supported by a local government agency. Should I care? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2012 - 26 answers

Help me be awesome and supportive towards my pregnant sister!

My sister is pregnant. I am psyched. Help me be an awesome and supportive sister and aunt! [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Sep 6, 2012 - 12 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

But Grandma, a lot has happened in the last 40 years...

Can you help me improve my relationship with my grandparents? They recently moved across the country to be closer to family (my parents, my sister and me + husband). We've grown apart since I transitioned from child to adult (which I think is fairly normal) and I was looking forward to having them in the same city to get closer again. This is turning out to be more difficult than originally premised. Special snowflake details within. [more inside]
posted by pallas14 on Sep 3, 2012 - 25 answers

Supporting someone in psychiatric care

My brother is being admitted to an inpatient facility. How can I support him, and can you calm me down about the long-term picture? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2012 - 22 answers

Help a sister out!

How do I make my much younger half-sibling a part of my life? Last week, I found out that my dad's wife is pregnant and due in December. I am 24. Aside from being pretty weirded out, I'm worried that my half-sister will never know who I am. Beanplating inside. [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Aug 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Very nervous about my upcoming move!

Is it normal to be petrified about a move? Wondering if what I am feeling is normal fears/doubts or a sign that I am making a mistake? [more inside]
posted by mdn31 on Aug 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Would You Move for Better Schools?

Moving to a better school zone. Should I do it? Tough decisions concerning moving, staying put, and financial future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 19 answers

How do I protect my possibly developmentally-challenged brother in law who is intent on getting married to someone we barely know?

I need help in guiding my brother-in-law, who may be developmentally challenged, with some important life decisions. I am pretty much his only family contact, am at a bit of a loss, and not quite sure where to start; (slightly lengthy) details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Do I keep my cannabis-smoking secret from my 15 year old brother?

Do I keep my cannabis-smoking secret from my 15 year old brother? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 - 19 answers

Where were you when the lights went out?

It looks like we are going to have a tropical storm pass by where I live tomorrow. From my experience this means a couple of days without electricity. Could you suggest activities that will help keep my five year old son (and wife and mother-in-law and myself) engaged if there is going to be no television, internet, kindergarten, and lights? [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches on Aug 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Was my behavior disrespectful?

I would like some outside opinions on an incident that occurred yesterday that is still bothering me. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Aug 19, 2012 - 34 answers

Family Ties

Relative robbed our grandma who has Alzheimer's... took $10,000 worth of gold belonging to me. Not the first time. What to do? [more inside]
posted by kettleoffish on Aug 15, 2012 - 21 answers

I need a time machine

A little more than a month ago, I started a full-time telecommuting job that I thought was my dream job. When I took it, I was working part-time (and had been since my son was born two years ago). This is my first full-time job since becoming a mom. I now think I made a big mistake. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Aug 14, 2012 - 21 answers

How do I talk about my family

How do I talk to potential romantic partners about my rough childhood and my mentally ill mother? [more inside]
posted by minorcadence on Aug 14, 2012 - 32 answers

Should we have another child? Two is enough for me.

I have two kids. My wife wants another. I don't. How do we decide? I have two boys. Ages 6 and 2 1/2. My wife is saying we should have another child because she wants a girl. [more inside]
posted by alshain on Aug 13, 2012 - 34 answers

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