Can you have a trial separation while still both living in the same house? [more inside]
How does a youngish (36) married couple spend quality time together when demanding jobs and childcare responsibilities seem to make it nearly impossible? What are your strategies? How do you cope? [more inside]
I have a beautiful, curious, 8 month old daughter. I love her, but I don't know how to play with her. Help! [more inside]
AdviceFilter: What life experiences (or fun things) should my partner and I make time for, before having a baby? [more inside]
Should we break up? The middle aged version... I see these sorts of questions all the time from people in their 20s, but I'm a little older... [more inside]
We are exploring moving in with my mother for six months over next winter. She has a very large home where the daylight basement functions as its own living space -- second washer/dryer, kitchenette, bathroom, bedrooms etc. What questions should we be asking? Have you ever done this? How did it go? [more inside]
How to approach dating someone who has primary custody of two almost-grown children? [more inside]
I am a 25 year-old gay(-ish?) male living in New York City. Perhaps uncharacteristically, I have a really strong drive to have kids (of my own) and really want to do so in the next five or ten years. I'm torn about how to get there though, given relationship difficulties that hinge largely on unresolved issues relating to my sexuality. Warning: TL;DR potential, but significant context is necessary. [more inside]
How to deal with ambivalence in a romantic relationship? [more inside]
I am no longer with the father of my child and he treats me like crap. In person, over email, on the phone. We've got a long way to go here - our kid isn't even three yet. I'm trying to not take it personally and to let it go, but I am struggling... [more inside]
Parents of 3+ year olds! How do you deal with being tired *all the time*? I've gone from being single and childless and in my early 30s to being the boyfriend of a mother of two boys (3 and 7). Things are astonishingly good between us, and the boys are great (albeit a lot of hard work, even according to their Mum), but I'm *so* tired after helping out with the boys - it's all the games of tag, the nerf gunfights, the question and answer sessions, etc. We're really enjoying ourselves, but ohmigod I'm exhausted. Help me not feel like I'm letting the side down at home with my housemates, at her place, out and about with my friends and at work. Other than 'coffee', 'more sleep' and 'less time with the girlfriend and the boys' (done, done, and ain't gonna happen), what are your protips for fighting off tiredness and irascibility?
How do you broach the subject of having kids in the future when first dating? [more inside]
For a month I've been dating someone I've met online. His online profile displays N/A on the topic of wanting children. While on another conversation topic he mentions that he "doesn't really want children". I do. Should I be discussing this topic conversation just one month into dating? I can't even begin to know how to talk about this so soon, but -- yeah -- it will eventually be an issue. What now?
I'm trying to deal with some familial baggage that seems to be getting heavier by the year and I'm wondering from parents what your perspective is on your kids. How did their characters shape your relationship? If you had a difficult toddler (defined however you like) did that inform your relationship with them as teens and then as adults? [more inside]
If you wanted kids and decided to have a serious relationship with someone who didn't want them (or vice versa), how did things work out? Did you regret it? [more inside]
I'm starting a pediatric rotation next week for nursing school, and I have pretty much no experience with children. Do you have any tips for a nurse dealing with kids of any age between 1 and 18? [more inside]
Tell me the best way to introduce my kid to new significant others. [more inside]
So, I'm getting divorced. I have 2 daughters, who I'm kinda terrified to tell. I'm hoping Ask.Me might be able to provide some tips. [more inside]
What does it all mean?! [more inside]
Imminently divorcing parents, naive and idealistic father, playing therapist to adults - the works. Help me not hate my family! [more inside]
Any advice for a single mother venting? She's a good mom, I've seen her and her kids. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only friend who understands. [more inside]
How do I best get acquainted, and develop a good relationship, with my boyfriends' kids? [more inside]
Child number two will be born in about a month and a half. Any advice for making the jump from having just one kid to having multiple?
Posting for a friend: Should she break up with her boyfriend because he doesn't want kids? [more inside]