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We broke up but we want to be with each other....

How can we fix our communication problem so we can be happy again? [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Dec 29, 2009 - 25 answers

What movies would I like?

MovieFilter: I recently watched and enjoyed the film All the Real Girls. Specifically, I seem to enjoy movies that are: slow, subtle, somewhat funny, southern, romantic and a bit long. Any suggestions for more things to fit this bill, or does this one movie meet all of my needs in a way that no other can? Hopefully helpful side note: I saw Up In The Air tonight, and also enjoyed it, mainly for the same sense of calm and subtlety I liked in ATRG.
posted by broadway bill on Dec 29, 2009 - 26 answers

How do I not feel like a failure?

I failed high school -and- college. How can I not feel like such a failure/cheer myself up? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Dec 7, 2009 - 29 answers

Just a stirring in my soul?

I can't seem to get unstuck. [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Nov 18, 2009 - 20 answers

Prescription to Move.

Canada Filter: I live on Vancouver Island, BC. We just had 180mm of rain in a day and a bit. I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. The two do not mix. Where should I move? [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Nov 17, 2009 - 38 answers

Just asking this question feels like self-indulgent wallowing

Why am I such a pathetic sad-sack these days, and how can I shape up before I drive all my friends away? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2009 - 15 answers

Effective treatments for SAD?

Effective treatments for SAD that work for you? (Please let's avoid a general discussion/opinion exchange about SAD.) [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Oct 6, 2009 - 34 answers

Who Will Sing Me to Sleep?

Aural Joy Filter: which songs, performed live and on YouTube, combine simplicity, beauty and quietness into a haunting, moving whole that will make you cry when the mood is right? There are such lists on Ask MeFi, but often without links.I'm thinking of things like this by Kate Rusby, which is just the most gorgeously sad thing.
posted by Holly on Sep 3, 2009 - 44 answers

Should I be happy when it comes to SAD lamps?

I know there have been some other questions on SAD lamps, but I'm more interested in whether they actually do make a difference. Anecdotal and empirical evidence are both sought after. Also, recommendations in the UK. [more inside]
posted by jhighmore on Jul 25, 2009 - 16 answers

One minute I held the key, next the walls were closed on me...

Help me go back to being a happy girl. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Jul 20, 2009 - 20 answers

Mites - An Itch That Can't Be Scratched...

Mites - is moving only option? Will we take them with us? [more inside]
posted by curiositykilledthelemur on Jul 1, 2009 - 7 answers

She may be my best friend, but I'm not hers...

How can I deal with the fact that my best friend is not inviting me to her wedding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 - 90 answers

"Lonely, I'm Mr. Lonely, I have nobody for my own..."

How can I make myself feel better when I'm feeling lonely and depressed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2009 - 30 answers

Why do minor chords sound cold?

Why do minor chords sound cold? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on May 31, 2009 - 16 answers

how did you feel when you turned 40?

How did you feel when you turned 40? [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on May 24, 2009 - 30 answers

Sountrack for sadness

Soundtrack ideas needed. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Apr 5, 2009 - 17 answers

Why did this happen?

Why would a 21 year old guy have ED issues for no apparent reason? [NSFW] [personal drama] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 - 18 answers

Is this SAD, or something else?

Is it Seasonal Affective Disorder, or something else? [more inside]
posted by deeper red on Mar 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Need to shed some light...

Where can I get a light therapy box for S.A.D. in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Feb 12, 2009 - 12 answers

What to do when depression disrupts your relationships?

What to do when depression disrupts your relationships? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 30, 2009 - 13 answers

I'm Moving Out

Sort of like a question I asked before, but not quite as whimsical. I've reached the end of the lease with the apartment my wife and I live in. It's up as of February 1st and that's perfect, because we'd like to be out by then. The problem is that they're asking for a 60 day written notice and we just gave them notice today. In the last 7 days, Mrs. Bageena's father died and while we were out of town for the funeral, someone broke into our apartment and robbed us. [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Jan 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Have years of poor sleep hygiene ruined me from using a sunrise alarm clock?

Will my sunrise alarm clock ever work for me? And other tips on regulating my sleeping schedule? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Dec 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Give us a soundtrack for our walk away from the apocalypse

I am looking for songs that call to mind (music-wise, rather than lyrics-wise) the rather specific feeling of walking or driving away from a great disaster that has left one greatly scarred, but alive: Post-apocalyptic victory songs. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Dec 2, 2008 - 41 answers

To find a misplaced laptop in NYC?

My roommate just left his laptop in a car (from a car service) that he flagged down (i.e. he doesn't know what service it was) in Greenpoint (NYC). Is he totally screwed?
posted by unknowncommand on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Help Me Not Be SAD

I'm heading into my first Northern European winter, and all of my Berlin friends are regaling me with stories of months spent in a state of unrelenting malaise while developing alcohol problems and watching people throw themselves on to the Bahn tracks. I had problems with depression even when I lived in California, so I'm trying to develop a strategy for a suicide-free season. My primary question: will the sunbeds at my local pool constitute "light therapy"? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Oct 22, 2008 - 15 answers

The kindly one

Is it normal to become exhausted after feeling intense anger or sadness that is accompanied by no particular physical activity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I just pick up the phone and call?

Should I suck it up and extend an olive branch or wait for her to contact me? [Long, long post. Apologies] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2008 - 12 answers

How to deal with post-robbery anxiety?

Broken car window, stolen iPod. Yep, I'm a careless idiot. Looking for info on renter's insurance (too little, too late?), potential new generations of iPods, dealing with emotional anxiety after being robbed. [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Apr 30, 2008 - 21 answers

I don't listen to what they're saying because then I'd be crying instead of dancing...

I'm trying to put together a list of the happiest sounding songs with the saddest lyrics... can you help? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Apr 18, 2008 - 106 answers

Help a 22-year-old female deal with a relapse of her depression.

I'm a 22-year-old female, dealing with a relapse of depression/almost-quarter-life crisis. I'm doing the therapy + medication thing, but what else I can do to help me get out of this rut? How do you deal with relapses of depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Light box model recommendations for seasonal affective disorder?

I'm interested in purchasing a light box to help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD); can anyone recommend (or warn against) specific models that they (or someone they know) have used?
posted by korpios on Feb 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Super depressing winter murder movie.

Forgotten movie: Winter, small crashed plane in the woods, bag of money, resulting woes. Spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by agentofselection on Feb 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Turn my sad into awesome.

How do I stop spending energy on being sad and be productive instead? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Feb 7, 2008 - 18 answers

Virtual Windows

How do I make fake windows? [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall on Jan 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me make it through the sunshine

Anyone here familiar with the polar opposite of SAD disorder? Or to be more specific it seems a majority of people in every culture suffer varying degrees of sadness and 'the blues' during short and/or inclement weather days. Any number of studies confirm this But what if so called 'beautiful' days depress you? [more inside]
posted by dawson on Jan 12, 2008 - 23 answers

Long lost short story: A pride of lions. She looks so tiny in her isolette. A flock of doves.

I'm trying to find a vaguely remembered short story. The story was about a woman whose baby was in the NICU and then passes away. What I distinctly remember is that peppered throughout the story were phrases such as "A pride of lions. A gaggle of geese. A flock of doves." Lists of names for collectives of animals started and ended the piece, I think. In between was a very sad story about a baby, including the line "unplug my baby like he's a toaster?" or something very similar. Sound familiar to anyone?
posted by bonheur on Jan 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Battery pack for SAD lightbox (Apollo Health P1)

Where in northern Virginia can I get a battery pack for my SAD lightbox? It's the P1 from Apollo Health, and I'm hoping for a battery pack before a trip this weekend. Thanks for any help!
posted by selfmedicating on Jan 10, 2008 - 1 answer

So SAD. Illuminate me.

I've been aware of a tendency toward winter blues for many years, but this winter is really kicking my ass already. I think I'm ready to look into a little treatment, and I'd like some advice. Yep, I've read all of the previous AskMes on this. [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Dec 19, 2007 - 19 answers

"From now on, we'll have to muddle through somehow/So have yourself a Merry Little Christmas now."

"Emotionally ambivalent" Christmas Songs? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Dec 15, 2007 - 40 answers

Music to make me cry?

I've been listening to Johnny Cash's American V and it is breaking my heart. I'm in a wallowing mood and looking for other such raw emotional songs that are relatively simple (not a lot of instruments). Any genre. [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Nov 28, 2007 - 57 answers

What are some funny tearjerkers?

Movie recommendation time: what are some funny tearjerkers? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Nov 11, 2007 - 62 answers

Help me ID this piece!

What is the music behind this page? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 16, 2007 - 4 answers

Lamps for the plants and SAD?

Lamps for the plants and me? [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Oct 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Me and Me against ... Lenovo?

I've worked as a technology consultant and technician for nearly 17 years and in all that time, I have never been so upset by a technology purchase. About 40 days ago, I purchased a Lenovo X61t (tablet) laptop. One problem appeared immediately out of the box, the other two have developed: 1. Will not enter sleep mode. (Out of the box) 2. Dead pixel in the center of the screen. (developed) 3. Bezel is coming unglued from the screen. (developing) I would gladly have them repair it, but they've stated to me that they will not do it because they aren't sure whether the bezel issue is a defect or not, the sleep issue could be Vista related, and they allow for a minimum of eight dead pixels. Am I screwed? Do I have any means to ratchet up the pressure. Texas doesn't seem to have any lemon laws that would help me here and while I've heard of attempting to contact higher-ups or even small claims court, I am not sure how to do such things. Any advice?
posted by tcv on Sep 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Depress and sadden me with your beautiful melodies.

How about recommending some songs like "Everybody's Talkin' at Me" from Midnight Cowboy? I explain more inside. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Apr 22, 2007 - 74 answers

Good Dog! Silly Woman!

Why do dog shows make me cry? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Mar 8, 2007 - 73 answers

How do I become less lazy?

How do I become less lazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2007 - 24 answers

Sayonara, Mr.Roboto

Help me identify a sad robot movie from the 80s. [more inside]
posted by Isabeau Sahen on Oct 1, 2006 - 12 answers

let the sunshine in

Has anyone had any experience with light therapy for SAD? [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana on Sep 28, 2006 - 14 answers

Sad lightboxes make me happy

How does the kelvin and lux ratings of a light relate to how effective that light will be for treating SAD? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Sep 28, 2006 - 19 answers

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