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What's the line between having needs and being needy?

I recently married the love of my life after dating for a year. He's a good man, really kind, wonderful to my kids and sweet to me. I don't want to screw it up but I'm also getting tired of being on my best behavior. [more inside]
posted by Lizlemondrop on Jan 22, 2014 - 31 answers

 

how did you learn to accept kindness and positive feedback with grace?

I have an awful reaction to being on the receiving end of compliments, gifts, and expressions of gratitude: visceral discomfort followed by impotent self-directed rage at having failed to insulate myself against any/all kindness. Ideally, I would love to be able to do things that other people consider to be nice without ever receiving any sort of thanks or even acknowledgment, but I know this is not a realistic goal. What are some concrete steps/resources I can use to learn how to change this overwrought bad attitude, and start meeting others' generosity, kindness, and gratitude with equanimity and grace rather than petulant rejection and destructive anger? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Oct 7, 2013 - 15 answers

How can I help my friend cope and accept her dogs death?

One of my best friends is having a really hard time with her dying canine. She has had this dog since I have know her (14 years) and since the dog was a puppy. She has had some tough times in the years I have known her, and this dog has been her constant companion and helped her power through those times when she struggled even to get out of bed in the morning. She is (rightfully) having a really hard time letting go, though at this point it is the right thing to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2013 - 28 answers

Coping with a balding future

So, in my twenty-sixth year, a future of baldness is becoming pretty clear. I've basically made up my mind not to fight it via medication and so on, so how to I keep from falling into despair when I see photos and videos of my less-and-less-dashing self? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2013 - 42 answers

ACT therapists in Toronto?

I'm looking for an ACT therapist in Toronto. Does anyone have personal recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Jan 2, 2013 - 1 answer

The stork may change your life

How did you accept the fact that giving birth would totally change everything you know? [more inside]
posted by sockorama on Nov 14, 2012 - 54 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

handling new information without flying off the handle

When you learn something about someone you care about that negatively changes the way you think and view that person, how do you reconcile your new view with the one you had previously? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Apr 3, 2012 - 20 answers

Oh my weight!

How do I accept my weight and my body? (Snowflake-y details inside) [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Feb 5, 2012 - 27 answers

Freedom to Not Care

My parents' comments can bother me for days. I'm looking for ways to not allow their attitudes, beliefs, and comments affect me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Does one need good grades to enter the Coast Guard?

How much does GPA affect entrance into the Coast Guard? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Apr 17, 2011 - 2 answers

Where should my son go to college?

Please give me some hints on college selection for my physics major son. [more inside]
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA on Mar 30, 2011 - 43 answers

Diversity on a deeper level?

I've been asked to put on a diversity presentation/workshop at my workplace on "underlying" diversity--not race, religion or age but different ways people think and communicate. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by ista on Mar 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Shake what ya mama gave you...

How did you come to accept, make the best of and enjoy your body/appearance? How did you learn to really own your body type/features? [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Oct 24, 2010 - 33 answers

How can I prepare for the uncertain outcome of my own divorce trial?

Soon I will be giving testimony in my own divorce trial. How can I prepare for the judgment, whatever it is? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Where do I draw the line with my mom?

How can I begin to disengage myself from my parents (read: mother) so that I no longer feel anxiety and guilt when I handle or approach a situation my way, particularly when it comes to dating? [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Oct 2, 2010 - 28 answers

I love you, but that's not enough...

How do I help him get over "us" or at the very least how do I do the right thing in this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2010 - 28 answers

The grass IS green, even here in Beijing...

The grass isn't greener on the other side. How can I be happy with what I have? [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Apr 17, 2010 - 15 answers

How to find "the one" again.

How do you really get over someone you really, truly loved who's left you? Or how to fall in love with someone new? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 - 16 answers

How to balance a PhD waitilist with PhD acceptance?

How do I balance my waitlisting to a wonderful PhD program with not messing up my acceptance to a great PhD program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me accept fabulous 'cos perfect doesn't exist

No relationship partner can fulfil us in all ways. I know this. But I need some tips and tricks on how to accept it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2010 - 34 answers

Grow up already, school was over eons ago.

What can I do to let go of the fact that no matter what I do, there's no way I can ever make up for a crappy schooling experience? (long ramble follows) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 3, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me be my own best friend

What epiphanies and thought processes have helped you love yourself? [more inside]
posted by mossicle on Nov 3, 2009 - 34 answers

I am looking for anecdotes, stories, and pieces of wisdom where "giving up" led to increased happiness and peace of mind.

I am looking for anecdotes, stories, and pieces of wisdom where "giving up" led to increased happiness and peace of mind. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Sep 15, 2009 - 21 answers

Help me accept aging.

"... and loved the sorrows of your changing face." Help me accept the fact that I'm aging. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2009 - 34 answers

Give me perspective on my dad's dating situation

My parents split about a year ago. My father has started dating under unusual circumstances, and it makes me somewhat angry. Am I overreacting? How can I find peace with the situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2009 - 32 answers

Where to start when you start over?

How do you start over, with a new love or without one? Heartfelt, soul-searching soap opera of my life and love inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2009 - 31 answers

Expat/citizenship Filter

Expat/citizenship Filter: Before I became eligible to apply for citizenship in the country I live in, I was all for it. Now that it's six months past my first date of eligibility, I'm not so sure. Anyone else been through this process? Any advice? Any advice or stories from you wonderful Mefites to help a girl make up her mind? [more inside]
posted by Grrlscout on Nov 30, 2008 - 21 answers

Should I change?

Should I continue to be myself or change for the sake of acceptance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2008 - 24 answers

The unexamined life...

How to reflect on uncomfortable events (and relate to them in a healthy way)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I be calm when someone around me is angry?

How can I be calm when someone around me is angry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2008 - 21 answers

How dare you! ... we like it.

What are some audacious things that people have done to convince someone of their goal/cause/opinion or change their mind - and succeed? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 27, 2008 - 17 answers

Where can I see Stanley Donen's 1997 Honorary Academy Award acceptance speech?

I've been trying to find online a video of Stanley Donen accepting his honorary academy award in 1997 without much success. I have a very vague memory of it and I'm longing to see it again. It's been taken down from YouTube and I was wondering if anyone knows where else it may be hiding. My search skills are crap. [more inside]
posted by h00py on Mar 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Hons, Dons, and one smoking MA Oxon

Help me be accepted to Oxford University. I am not concerned with academic requirements (my grades are excellent). I need to know what I can do to set myself apart from all the other ambitious and overeducated nerds who will be fighting for my place. I have exactly two years to make myself amazing. [more inside]
posted by rhinny on Nov 23, 2007 - 30 answers

Redefining my standard of beauty, a how-to guide?

Have you purposefully changed your standard of beauty? If so, how did you do it? I want to redefine what I find beautiful, and I don’t know how to accomplish it. [more inside]
posted by esilenna on Apr 30, 2007 - 63 answers

PhD program "waiting list?"

Help me interpret the response I received from graduate school, and give me advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by contraption on Mar 24, 2007 - 24 answers

My dad doesn't like my religion.

How do I get my father to understand me? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on Feb 13, 2006 - 33 answers

Options when you don't get accepted to your first choice graduate school?

Graduate school acceptance. Or really, not. I need some advice from all of you over-educated metafilterites. What do you do when you don't get accepted to your first choice graduate school? Besides, obviously, not attend. Have any of you had any luck with reapplying, and if so, what did you change on your application to "do the trick?" Anyone have luck with taking classes as a non-matriculated student just to get your foot in the door? Any advice is much appreciated.
posted by hummus on May 10, 2004 - 14 answers

Multiracial Places to Live

AskMefi, what would you say are the best places to live, for those of multiracial descent? NYC, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area are all good, but where else have people found acceptance and feel comfortable?
posted by jare2003 on Apr 29, 2004 - 47 answers

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