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I can't stop not doing my final project. I don't want to fail. Help.

This is my last semester of college, and there's a major project I haven't worked on for weeks. Parts of it are past due. Other people are counting on me. I feel paralyzed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2014 - 23 answers

How to Talk to a Guy, Awkward Home Edition

I'm awkward, and I want to approach this guy that I know, but I'm not entirely sure how to do it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2013 - 18 answers

I'm dating-challenged and dropped the ball. How I do pick it back up?

Over last weekend I spent a whole bunch of time with a lovely woman--dinners, picnics, walks, wine under the stars etc. These weren't explicitly dates, but it all seemed pretty romantic. At the end of the evening on Saturday and Sunday we had these awkward pauses when my insecurities and my desire to--give a goodnight kiss? Express my attraction? Or something--were warring. I don't know what she was thinking but it was awkward on both sides. Now I won't see her for a month. Do I email her and explicitly say that I'm interested? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2013 - 25 answers

Being professional while socially awkward

My role at work is changing such that I'll need to interact with people face-to-face and over the phone much more than I currently do. The problem: I'm kind of awkward. I don't want to make things go poorly for my employer, so what is my next step? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2013 - 21 answers

You're doing it wrong.

I make websites. I have an old client whose new vendor is, to be blunt, not a competent web designer and not a developer at all. She has been coming to me for help, and it's putting me in quite an awkward situation. How can I remove myself at all gracefully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Normally the awkwardness is part of my charm

How do I minimize awkwardness when I see a couple I stopped being friends with because, in part, I found myself falling very hard for one of them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2012 - 21 answers

why can't I keep a job?

I keep getting fired from jobs, and I think my poor social skills play a major role. I don't know how to change this pattern. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2012 - 29 answers

How To Handle A Stressful Snowflake Situation With Class

How does one deal with constantly being told that they've done something wrong to another person? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 - 19 answers

Oh, so THIS is why they say not to mix money and friendship....

How should I deal with a friend who owes me money and is (apparently) avoiding contact? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 - 8 answers

How do you handle dealing with customers who make you uncomfortable -- when you were hired to be friendly and available/approachable?

How do you handle dealing with customers who make you uncomfortable -- when you were hired to be friendly and available/approachable . . . and maybe for your looks, too? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2009 - 45 answers

Problems with sex

I'm worried about my new-ish sex life with my boyfriend. Please help me figure out if everything is alright, and if it isn't what I can do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2009 - 24 answers

How do I turn a one-night stand into more?

How do you turn a particularly enjoyable one-night stand into something more? Lots of overanalysis and fairly NSFW details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2009 - 7 answers

explain to me this... mojo.

Please explain the basic principles of flirting to me as if I were an alien who had recently landed on Earth trying to describe the phenomenon for my anthropological records or something. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2009 - 27 answers

I don't have any real life friends. What should I do?

I don't have any real life friends. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2008 - 34 answers

Distill my bleeding parts

I've been putting off this post for fear of not getting everything across, I almost completely lack confidence and a sense of identity. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 20 answers

We don't let fuckups be bridesmaids in this wedding.

How to deal with not asking a close friend to be in your wedding because you don't think she's responsible enough? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2008 - 39 answers

I like you, but not, like, LIKE like you.

Meeting and making friends from online dating sites? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2007 - 14 answers

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