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My mother is "Minnesota Nice" and it is driving me crazy

My mother (my kids' grandma) drives me crazy. She acts like she is interested in her grandkids, but honestly she wants nothing to do with them. How do I respond to her constant texts asking how everyone is doing if she really doesn't care and isn't going to help and is just texting out of guilt? [more inside]
posted by tangomija on Nov 11, 2016 - 48 answers

How to deal when a child hits yours

This has happened several times, and I react differently every time, and never feel like my response is correct. My son is 18 months, and at various playgroups/events/playgrounds, he has been hit or pushed over by children that are older and larger than him. In every single instance, the person meant to be watching that child was not, and the only response to the act would be coming from me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2015 - 14 answers

Aggressive Sales Tactic, or Understandable Common Practice?

I am shopping for a used car, and I found one which passed most of the points in my initial inspection. When I proposed meeting the owner and the car at a mechanic for a complete pre-purchase inspection--for which I offered to pay--the owner said he'd only agree to the inspection if I gave him a $500 deposit. The deposit would be non-refundable if the car passed the mechanic's pre-purchase inspection. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2015 - 16 answers

How do you get out of being upset/reconnecting after a fight

I find myself spiraling down in negative emotions occasionally and want to learn about actual skills to pull myself out before the fight gets meta and out of hand. [more inside]
posted by monologish on Jul 17, 2014 - 13 answers

How do I get my dog to stop worrying about other dogs?

Help me train my dog not to bark at other dogs while we’re walking. [more inside]
posted by komara on Apr 30, 2014 - 10 answers

What I'm With isn't It

Need sugqgestions for loud, aggressive, violent music that is contemporary (2014). I have a great back catalogue of stuff from ten and twenty years ago, but nothing from this decade. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Apr 7, 2014 - 12 answers

Angry Bastard Music?

I have been in a bad mood lately, and need some angry bastard music to get me through it & help me kick some butts. A small list of special snowflake details inside... [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Feb 4, 2014 - 18 answers

How to deal with passive aggressive females?

There is a girl in my circle who has taken to completely ignoring me and making snide remarks in front of me. Let's call her J. For instance, I sat across J during dinner when our group was at a restaurant. J would talk to 1) the people next to her and 2) the people sitting next to me. She never once said so much as a word to me, and when I joined in a conversation J and other people are having, J quickly looks bored and turns away. You'd think from her behavior, we're all in middle school. Nope, we are 21 years old and in college. This is also our church group (ha, ironic). I've pretty much ignored J's antics for the past 5 months, but since she hangs out with us a lot, it's becoming difficult to ignore. I'm wondering when she'll let the phase subside, and if I should even do anything? [more inside]
posted by echoplasm on Jan 8, 2014 - 48 answers

Dog is an aggressive chewer, can you please recommend me some toys?

My dog is an aggressive chewer or she has OCD - the jury is still out. Even the "aggressive" chewer toys are ripped to shreds within minutes to hours because of her chewing styles. Help me with toys please! [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Dec 6, 2013 - 21 answers

Fucking Tailgaters

How do I deal with or avoid being tailgated? Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by galvanized unicorn on Dec 13, 2012 - 53 answers

getting out of a suddenly dangerous dating situation

I just had a really upsetting/scary interaction with someone I've been dating/sleeping with and I'm not sure where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on May 11, 2012 - 53 answers

More like Xavi, less like Scholesy.

I need help staying calm and relaxed on the soccer pitch, but still play assertive. How do I reach that balanced zen? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Mar 20, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm picturing Homer strangling Bart right now...

Advice and resources for dealing with passive-aggressive people who aren't your SO? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Nov 9, 2011 - 22 answers

protecting myself while walking against agressive dogs

what can i use to protect myself from unleashed aggressive dogs on my walk to work? [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Apr 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Control Issues

Control issues: help me find online resources and reading material [more inside]
posted by lover on Apr 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Mean toddler is menacing my gentle son

How should I deal with a friend's toddler who is repeatedly aggressive toward my toddler? [more inside]
posted by chippie on Oct 30, 2010 - 28 answers

Why is my normally well behaved dog suddenly aggressive toward preteen and teenage boys?

Why is my normally well behaved dog suddenly aggressive toward preteen and teenage boys? I have a 2 1/2 year old male german shepherd who is very well trained and usually extremely happy and well behaved. He is from a breeder that has 30 years of experience breeding working german shepherds and his easy going temperment is one of the things we love about him. Until a week ago I would not have hesitated to let any toddler or child pet him or interact with him. Suddenly he has exhibited an extreme dislike for preteen and teenage boys. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2010 - 22 answers

Mean teacher or loving educator???

Is there a term for this? A high school honors teacher is being unreasonably hard on my daughter..... [more inside]
posted by winks007 on Sep 19, 2008 - 48 answers

We want the old Moxie back!

Why is my dog suddenly aggressive towards other dogs, and how can I try to reverse this recent trend? [more inside]
posted by Grither on Sep 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Learning assertive communication

Can you guys recommend any resources for learning assertive communication? In my family I learned to avoid conflict at all costs. Therefore, I don't know how to approach "difficult conversations" directly. [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 5, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I know when I'm being self-assertive vs. being a jerk?

How do I know when I'm being self-assertive vs. being a jerk? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Mar 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Japanese Passive Aggressive Bento Blog?

I am looking for a Japanese blog about a woman who left passive aggressive notes for her husband and son as part of the food in the bentos she made them. [more inside]
posted by duckierose on Jan 5, 2008 - 10 answers

How aggressive should we late the older Pug be with the new puppy Pug?

How aggressive should we late the older Pug be with the new puppy Pug? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Jan 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Seeking advice about Bernese Mountain Dogs

My wife and I are thinking about getting a dog. We're specifically looking at Bernese Mountain Dogs and we're just starting to talk with breeders. We've heard that they're often inbred and can be aggressive--which is trouble with such a big dog. But everything we've read says they're gentle. Does anyone have experience with Berners?
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2003 - 21 answers

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