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Learning how to set limits and follow through on them

I need help in learning how to firmly say no and in changing patterns that have been years in the making. I’m an empathetic and intuitive person and I’m very generous. It’s second nature to me to offer to help out or to support my friends. I come from a very ‘what’s mine is yours’ approach. I’ve given people places to stay, financial support, intensive emotional support and career assistance. I like being this way; it’s true to me and I’m not resenting or adding it up…but I feel I am training some people to exploit me or to assume they are always entitled to my help. I’m happy with these parts of myself, but recently I’ve started feeling that my kindness and sensitivity to others needs and boundaries is encouraging some people to treat me as if I have no boundaries or needs myself. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2014 - 35 answers

What word or phrase sums up this pattern of human interaction?

I'm looking for a word or phrase to sum up the following sentiment: [more inside]
posted by bac on Jun 11, 2013 - 42 answers

Should I feel hurt that my boyfriend may be going on a trip without me?

I want to ask him if he's going but don't want to seem pushy about it. [more inside]
posted by femmefatale123 on May 12, 2013 - 55 answers

How do I calculate price?

Introduction to Markets/Auctions: I need a short book or paper that covers bids / asks [more inside]
posted by tintexas on Oct 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Is my friend trying to surreptitiously decline a gift?

Question for the "guess culture" people: If a friend wants to leave a gift I gave her behind at my house for a year, is that likely to be her way of saying she doesn't really want it? Does that mean I can treat the gift as mine? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 12, 2012 - 48 answers

MetaFiltro! lmao

Ask Metafilter in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Apr 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Seeking long term advice for dealing with "asker" in-laws as a life-long "guesser."

Seeking long term advice for dealing with "asker" in-laws as a life-long "guesser." [more inside]
posted by anony moose on Nov 22, 2011 - 24 answers

How to become as Asker?

How can I change from being a Guesser to an Asker? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2010 - 17 answers

Get smarter response and link?

That answer that included a link to a website where you did some stuff that made you smarter... I forgot where I saw it. [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Dec 3, 2009 - 8 answers

How do Bid and Ask work on Intrade?

How exactly does the Bid/Ask work on Intrade.com? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Dec 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Are there other sites on the web like ask.metafilter?

Are there other sites on the web like ask.metafilter, where you can ask/answer questions on pretty much any topic? [more inside]
posted by waxboy on Nov 17, 2008 - 17 answers

How to best communicate the data about which I will later AskMefi?

Question-Asking-Filter: What would be the best way to ASK a question on AskMeFi that I want to ask? Pre-question question-answers within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Oct 3, 2008 - 21 answers

Do guys really mean "just be friends?"

I'm in my early 20's and asked a guy in my cooking class to hang out via email. The guy said we could but added, "I want to be clear that if we do hang out it will only be as friends." Does this mean I am on the "would not hit it" list? An internet profile say's he's into girls, single and looking for "friendship."
posted by ShadePlant on Aug 22, 2008 - 51 answers

Is there an open course codebase similar to ... Ask Metafilter?

Is there an open course codebase similar to ... Ask Metafilter? I have a fun idea for a specialized group Q and A blog, but I'm not much of a coder.
posted by clango on Oct 15, 2007 - 7 answers

AskMe do answer me!

What is the most intellectually challenging question you have ever been asked that is not knowledge specific? [more inside]
posted by markesh on Jun 28, 2007 - 37 answers

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