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Is history repeating itself?

Boyfriend has a history of commitment issues. Am I letting the past affect my future? [more inside]
posted by askme on Jun 6, 2014 - 45 answers

Is this a red flag in my 3 month old relationship?

I have been dating this girl for three months now. I think she is a sweet classy girl. The only problem I have with her is this: During past three months there were three occasions in which she wanted to go to a family event. At first she said that she was going to a family party. Then later she said that she made a mistake and that was actually a big party where half the city were invited. I texted her this morning asking her to hang out tonight and she said fine. Then this afternoon she said she rather hang out tomorrow and pack her things up for a trip she is going to go in 9 days. She just called me a few minutes ago telling me that she is invited to an event on FB which she just realized because her FB did not send her any notifications and she is thinking of going or not going. She always says she is not sure if she would go but ends up going any ways. [more inside]
posted by mbn1455 on May 22, 2014 - 13 answers

Should I call my girl friend or should I wait for her to call back?

Should I call my girl friend or should I wait for her to call back? [more inside]
posted by mbn1455 on Apr 21, 2014 - 24 answers

Resources for advice in the uk

I'm very confused about my relationship at the moment and need to talk it through with someone. I don't want my family and friends to know at this stage as I don't think that's fair on my SO, and whilst normally I would talk to him about anything and everything I think I need an objective ear. Does anyone know of any resources to discuss emotional/relationship issues in the UK? Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2014 - 5 answers

Crush me once, shame on you. Crush me twice...

Fiancee admitted she took a crush too far. Again. Help us get past this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2013 - 36 answers

I consider myself married to my work

How to explain in a concise way why I'm not interested in dating anyone now and anytime soon? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on May 17, 2013 - 43 answers

How can I help my friend who is verbally abusive to his partner?

My friends B and N have been together for years. They are happy together, supportive, and good people. But N is regularly verbally abusive to B, in small, sarcastic ways. It makes me (and other friends) uncomfortable. Can I do anything to help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2012 - 40 answers

Should I Stay in a Relationship that I Helped Ruin?

I deeply hurt my partner emotionally. I was insecure and stupid. She was there for me when I wasn't for her. Now, I've gotten all my confidence back, and she's not present in the relationship. I truly love her and want her. Should we continue? [more inside]
posted by sunogenous on Sep 14, 2012 - 26 answers

Are massage parlors cheating?

What do I do with a husband who has been getting handjobs @ massage parlors...help! [more inside]
posted by momtothreedc on Jun 13, 2012 - 64 answers

Should I be doing anything besides wringing my hands

So, you might remember my question 'help me navigate and not screw up this budding online relationship', in which I managed to self sabotage a good thing w/ a guy who was really into me by dragging on a conversation online for 4 months and screwing up 3 attempts to meet. Well, I re-read our entire conversation and it seems he had subtly made attempts to hang out 2 additional times! (I don't know what's wrong with me and why I was being so daft, scared or evasive). I took you all's advice and apologized for flaking on our first official/somewhat organized meetup in which my rules about being feminine/cautious caused me to act like an idiot. His specific response to my date suggestions was ... [more inside]
posted by soooo on May 3, 2012 - 36 answers

How do I approach a second date?

Never dated someone I didn't already know. Some advice on dating protocol? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Oct 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Should I be okay with my gf's ex moving in?

Relationshipfilter: Should I be okay with my girlfriend's ex move into her/her moms's house? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Jul 26, 2011 - 55 answers

MORE relationship hacks?

My relationship is good, but I want it to be the best relationship EVER (hyperbole). What are some good ways to improve a long term relationship, after both people are really comfortable with each other? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Apr 17, 2011 - 29 answers

I thought that sort of thing was just between the two of us...

My girlfriend of a significant amount of time posted a naked picture of herself online without ever talking to me about it... am I wrong to be bothered by this? [more inside]
posted by doompuppy on Nov 16, 2010 - 84 answers

Breaking up: yes, hard to do.

How can I do this break-up right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Should I choose between my boyfriend or my career....2 years in advance?

Should I choose between my boyfriend or my career....2 years in advance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2010 - 24 answers

What are your best tips to get yourself out of feeling needy?

What are your best tips to get yourself out of feeling needy after a relationship is over? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Jul 15, 2010 - 17 answers

How to be ok with my boyfriend's feelings?

Crazy card alert? Please, help me sort out my relationship, MeFi world! [more inside]
posted by LemonGardot on Jul 6, 2010 - 15 answers

how to create a healthy relationship with my mother

Nervous about reconnecting with my mother. Advice? [more inside]
posted by lover on Jul 3, 2010 - 17 answers

How to deal with a friend who is basically using his girlfriend for a place to live?

A friend of mine is essentially using his girlfriend for a place to live. He really should break up with her, but that would mean moving back in with his family. He claims to care about her, but constantly expresses interest in other women, going so far as to say he'd leave her for any one of them, if one opened that door. The girlfriend is clingy, emotionally dependent on him, and completely lacking self-confidence. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by SugarAndSass on Jun 5, 2010 - 28 answers

Help me give my friend relationship advice!

My friend's in a pretty toxic relationship. Help me give him good advice [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 13 answers

Hey, that's not what you told me last time!

(you are not my lawyer filter) My lawyer has 35+ yrs of experience in family law and is also a guardian ad litem. I am involved in a family case regarding legal custody in a state whose preference is for joint legal custody (not joint physical). He told me in the past that I had a good case for sole legal custody. Now that I am a defendant in a motion for joint legal, and the circumstances of the case have not changed, he is telling me something different, or avoiding most of my questions. How do I approach this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Lowering my wife's expectations in her job search without damaging her and the relationship...

Wife is seeking job, but has unrealistic expectations. How to gently redirect without hurting her feelings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 - 33 answers

All the people who taught her card tricks are dying..

The woman I am romantically interested in has had an extremely taxing couple of years. Her long term boyfriend disappeared and committed suicide last year, and now her chief support/best friend/roommate has been given only 2 months to live. Both of her pets have cancer and will die soon. And me.. well, I'm moving out of country for at least 4 months in about a week >< Her family is all living overseas until mid summer. She says she doesn't think she can handle the pain and doesn't think she can live after the impending death of her friend. She basically has no one to turn to and I want to be a support for her without trying to replace her past. The question: How can I show my care for her without coming off as a looter during a vulnerable time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 - 19 answers

Long distance relationship advice

How can I explain, to a younger person seeking my opinion, that I don't feel that long distance relationships work? I want to speak honestly but without hurting their feelings. [more inside]
posted by trojanhorse on Jan 2, 2010 - 32 answers

I've accidentally been leading a friend on.

Help me clean up a complicated friend-triangle before it becomes a messy love-triangle. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Dec 5, 2009 - 13 answers

What is a better gift for my recently laid-off girlfriend?

One for the ladies - should I get my unemployed girlfriend some nice jewelery, or some nice green cash? [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Dec 1, 2009 - 42 answers

Too horny. Can't think. Need sex.

I'm a mid-20s British male and I haven't had sex for about three years. Manual Overides are barely taking the edge off these days and the horniess is getting so bad I can't think clearly. Help me get laid. Complications inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 - 31 answers

How to be a good friend to those in open relationships?

Help me navigate the perils of being a friend to people in an open relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2009 - 20 answers

Relationship advice books needed

Who's the Dr. Phil for the Dan Savage audience? [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Mar 30, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I overcome my fear of disapproval?

I'd like advice on how to overcome my fear of disapproval from others. It manifests itself as lack of confidence/assertiveness, self-consciousness, anxiety and fear of not being good enough. Looking for all kinds of techniques, suggestions. [more inside]
posted by richar4 on Mar 8, 2009 - 16 answers

Is he text-book material?

My friend's boyfriend sucks. She knows that, but she doesn't seem to realize how serious it is. Please help me help her. [more inside]
posted by neblina_matinal on Jul 9, 2008 - 44 answers

Fun activities for a couple at home

RelationshipFilter: Help me find some good time activities to do at home with a prospective girl friend. [more inside]
posted by the_dude on Jun 20, 2008 - 39 answers

Just the three of us

Single mom/Single parent: How does one go about building a lasting relationship with a single mother, to show her that you will not only be there for her, but also for her son? (She's 22, and he's under five I'm assuming.) [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on May 5, 2008 - 10 answers

How to get over a nasty breakup

I need some advice for getting over an ugly break-up for a rather sketchy relationship. [more inside]
posted by the_dude on Feb 24, 2008 - 29 answers

What song says "No thanks" with the right amount of delicacy?

If songs were lines in a conversation, the situation would be fine. That's the theory, anyway. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2008 - 45 answers

Offensive meddling or well-intentioned help? What would Miss Manners do?

How should I respond to some friends who are concerned that I'm becoming too codependent, and who have written and given to me a list of things I need to do to become a more balanced person? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on May 2, 2007 - 63 answers

My friend needs a date!

I'd like to help my buddy find a girlfriend. He's 26 and pretty normal, other than the fact that he's never had a girlfriend or even been on a date and he's obviously extremely shy around females. How can I help him? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Aug 2, 2006 - 35 answers

it's over, it's over, it's over... is it?

How do you know your relationship is worth fighting for? Or, how do you know when to call it quits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2005 - 25 answers

Insomnia

Due to a relationship breakup, I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping, and it's wreaking havoc with my life. I just can't sleep, I toss and turn most of the night. I never feel rested. I've tried Tylenol PM, but it just doesn't seem to work most times. I don't really want to drink myself into a stupor. Any suggestions on how I can fall asleep? [more inside]
posted by patrickje on Feb 8, 2005 - 44 answers

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