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sharing passwords with significant others?

My SO recently gave me his password. What does this mean? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2014 - 37 answers

 

How can I help a friend in an abusive relationship that she almost left?

My best friend has been seeing someone for about 7-8 months now. Initially, he seemed very nice and friendly. However, as the months have gone by he's turned out to not be right for her. To make things worse, she's being emotionally abused by him on a rather subtle level, to the point where several times she's been crying while talking to me about him. A couple of weeks ago almost broke up with him after talking with me about recent problem, where I got fed up with the crap she was dealing with and told her she should end it. Since I know she tends to listen to me and to trust my thoughts, should I make a bigger effort to convince her to leave this guy? [more inside]
posted by hytrack on Feb 15, 2014 - 22 answers

how to ask for help

I've been dating a guy since the summer. I need help with asking for things I need in the relationship. [more inside]
posted by swamp rocket on Jan 26, 2014 - 14 answers

Does this relationship worth continuing?

I have known this girl for about 8 months. She has put a lot of pressure on me to meet her parents and wants to see my parents as well. In the beginning of our relationship she told me that she was done with dating and the last person she wants to be intimate with should ideally be her husband. She said that she dated two other people in the past and I am the third one. Since she was 30 years old and her number was too low to me, I asked her if she met other people in between her serious relationships and she said yes but she claimed she was not intimate with them. Anyways I did not care about her number as long as she was honest with me. [more inside]
posted by mbn1455 on Dec 20, 2013 - 41 answers

Going to my boyfriend's grandma funeral

Hi, guys. My boyfriend's grandma died today of a brain tumor. I come from a culture where when someone dies you all go and spend time and mourn together with the close family of the dead. It is something similar to viewing in America. Now he calls me tonight and tells me she died and that the funeral is on Monday. Then he says that probably this weekend he will go home to his parents house and spend the weeken with them and that might be best if I don't go because I might not see them at their best and that way he gets to see them alone because he hasn't really spend any time alone with his family ever since we started dating. Like I said, I am Romanian and in our tradition you want exactly the opposite , people to come by and sit by your side. Is that a cultural change in America? Is he right? Is he acting goofy? Just don't know if I should just shut up and mind my own business? This is weird because he was ok before with me spending the entire weeken in the hospice. Tell me how would you react from an American perspective? We have different cultures.
posted by barexamfreak on Nov 21, 2013 - 43 answers

Middle distance relationship, no car, money issues? Here!

30 miles apart, without a car to have date nights and with a boyfriend unwilling to share expenses despite having little money. Result: us not doing much of anything and me feeling guilty and stuck. [more inside]
posted by opalshards on Nov 7, 2013 - 50 answers

Should I tell my boyfriend about my ex who is dying?

My boyfriend (lets call him Mike) does not know about my ex boyfriend's existence (Lee). I found out his brother died a couple of months ago, and now he has the same disease and may or may not survive as well. I am quite upset about this, should I tell Mike about him or just keep it to myself? [more inside]
posted by lovisa91 on Oct 29, 2013 - 30 answers

how to cope with an omnipresent ex-girlfriend?

my SO's ex-girlfriend is pretty much always around. i thought i was cool with it, and philosophically, i want to be cool with it... but it's seriously starting to grate on my nerves. how to deal? [more inside]
posted by humiliated_grape on Oct 22, 2013 - 26 answers

High school sweethearts turned college breakup

Is it possible to love someone and want to "explore your options" at the same time? [more inside]
posted by xxxsweetambitionxxx on Oct 20, 2013 - 10 answers

I Need Help Saving My Relationship

I might have pushed my boyfriend past his limits. After an ensuing huge fight, he now wants some time to himself and rethink the relationship over. Possible breakup. I love and care for him, and want things back to normal. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by milque on Aug 26, 2013 - 53 answers

Relationship expectations I have are to high?

I need to figure out whether I have high expectations in a relationship, or the guy I saw for three months is just a jerk, or emotionally unavailable. [more inside]
posted by barexamfreak on Aug 23, 2013 - 34 answers

Is my boyfriend gay?

My boyfriend was raped as a kid, and recently told me that he used to believe he was gay before he met me. I don't know how to handle this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2013 - 25 answers

Can you convert a (literate) non-reader?

I would like my boyfriend to read more for leisure. Partly because I think he'd enjoy it, but also because I think it would be a good activity to share together. He's never been "into" reading; I think he sees it as a significant commitment. Were you a non-reader previously and now love to read? What made you change? If you are an avid reader yourself, have you ever inspired someone to start? How did you go about it? [more inside]
posted by goblue_est1817 on Aug 7, 2013 - 44 answers

If I don't miss my ex, then why do I care that he has a new girlfriend?

Hi. I dated my ex for three years and we broke up a little over a year ago. At first I was very hurt and depressed, missed him terribly, was counting on getting back together, and couldn't imagine ever being attracted to or dating anyone again. Now I don't miss him at all and have no desire to be with him, and no longer compare every guy I meet to him. I thought I was over everything, but then last week I found out he's finally dating someone else and I can't help but feel hurt, like I've been replaced. I keep thinking about what she's like and why he likes her even though I do not want to be with him at all. To make matters worse my ex and I work together, so it's possible we might all run into each other, and that makes me want to vomit. I feel like I'm moving ten steps backward in my healing process. How do I proceed?
posted by thank you silence on Jul 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Girlfriend met a guy on dating site. This isn't settling well with me.

My girlfriend, who is lonely, used a dating site to make a "friend" which I'm having difficulty coping with. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2013 - 81 answers

Sex is Natural, Sex is... Fun (Right?)

My very sweet, kind, funny, smart, caring, new, younger boyfriend is... how to put this... terrible in bed. Over several months, we've had about a half dozen "encounters" (we live in different cities), and they have left me feeling bewildered, drained, confused, and overwhelmed. It's not that there's one thing that isn't working, and it's not "technique"-- it's like the entire foundation is out of alignment. Either we're just super incompatible, or one of us is doing something wrong. I'd really like to figure out how to approach this, and I don't know how to even begin this conversation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2013 - 40 answers

Unsure of whether or not I should move on from my relationship

My boyfriend and I want to get married but I'm not sure. Is my intuition is telling me something important or is it just fear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2013 - 14 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 to bring up attitude and exes without causing another argument?

The boyfriend will take things I say in totally the wrong way, how do I explain this to him without starting another argument? And he compares me to his ex when doing this stuff...long-winded details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2013 - 36 answers

Is my RL a dead horse or does he deserve this chance?

Another question about my LTR: how much should I try to give another chance to my potentially EUM partner? [more inside]
posted by hungry hippo on Dec 29, 2012 - 35 answers

We are at different ends of the emotional spectrum, are we doomed?

We are at totally different ends of the emotional spectrum, are we doomed? [more inside]
posted by JIMSMITH2000 on Dec 10, 2012 - 36 answers

help me motivate myself and my SO

how to deal with differing levels of ambition and motivation in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by humiliated_grape on Dec 5, 2012 - 14 answers

Boyfriend gained weight and I don't like it

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little over a year. All things considered, I'm quite happy with him. Problem is, he's gained a ton of weight, more than 50lbs since we've been together. He doesn't look like the person I started dating, and it really upsets me. In his current state I don't find him attractive and I'm really at a loss for what to do. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by mariisoul on Nov 13, 2012 - 40 answers

My boyfriend recently lost his job, and today he found out he's ineligible for unemployment. His life is in shambles. What can I do to help?

My boyfriend recently lost his job, and today he found out he's ineligible for unemployment. His life is in shambles. What can I do to help? [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount on Sep 20, 2012 - 20 answers

I didn't cheat. SO thinks I did. What happens now?

A few days ago, I came back from a week of vacation. Despite my calm and honest reassurance, my SO is wondering and worrying that I cheated.We've already talked, but she's still very anxious about it. This is the first time I've ever dealt with this kind of situation. MeFi, what else should I/we be doing or talking about? Did I do something wrong, and if so, what should I do differently in the future? I feel terrible, even though I didn't do anything to cheat at all. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2012 - 45 answers

Seriously confused by recent breakup.

Why am I hopeful with this ex-girlfriend ? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Jul 28, 2012 - 31 answers

My man fixes my stuff, but doesn't touch me enough

Boyfriend is great, but how can I get him to meet my emotional needs more consistently? [more inside]
posted by hungry hippo on Jul 6, 2012 - 31 answers

How do I get my boyfriend to stop repeating himself endlessly?

My wonderful boyfriend gets stuck on one topic of conversation for days at a time and has trouble talking about anything else. How do I kindly get him unstuck next time before he drives me insane? [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Jul 4, 2012 - 26 answers

What's his issue?

New boyfriend is already irritable towards me? [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650 on Jun 10, 2012 - 44 answers

break up or not?

Should I work harder for my relationship or is it beyond saving at this point? I don't know if I'm sacrificing too much for something that will never work. [more inside]
posted by lleguana on Apr 22, 2012 - 49 answers

I just want to go home. But not THAT home.

Boyfriend is jobless. I moved in with him anyway. Job hunt isn’t going as planned. He’s depressed. I want to move to a better apartment. What to do? [more inside]
posted by hubble on Feb 7, 2012 - 39 answers

Should I stay or should I go.

Should I stay in the city unhappy, or take a big risk and move to the mountains with a wonderful but very new boyfriend? Lots of background inside. [more inside]
posted by Emms on Dec 9, 2011 - 50 answers

how to survive long-distance neediness

how needy is too needy in a long-distance relationship? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Dec 4, 2011 - 17 answers

how do i solve this convoluted problem?

physical health & mental health, 'secret' boyfriend, and my family... what do i do? [more inside]
posted by zazie on Aug 25, 2011 - 41 answers

Is it really that bad?

My boyfriend hit me. How I should react to this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 100 answers

I want to support you, not enable you

Am I being too impatient and unsupportive with my depressed boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 - 33 answers

I hate my roommate's boyfriend. Help!

I really, really dislike my roommate/friend's boyfriend. How do I deal with him? [more inside]
posted by spectacularicity on Jul 29, 2011 - 55 answers

Help me help myself

My boyfriend is going through a divorce and he's taking his stress out on me. Help me take care of myself during this difficult time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 - 47 answers

Help me identify abusive relationship

Please help me learn how to identify an emotionally/mentally abusive relationship. I am not sure if myne has always been one, or is slowly turning into one, or is not one. [more inside]
posted by amacph10 on Jun 15, 2011 - 137 answers

Is it ever normal to dislike your SO?

Is it normal to dislike your boyfriend at times? (Or girlfriend, or husband, any SO...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2011 - 40 answers

How do I better deal with my partners medically induced loss of libido?

MentalHealthFilter: Anyone personally dealing with bipolar partners sexual issues? Mildly NWS, and long as heck. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Help: Mom's health and relationship tangles

My mother had a stroke (it seems like a transient ischemic attack) but she won't be in the States until Friday morning. And there are many relationship issues mixed into this. What should I do? Previously this question. (I had decided to spend one week, this week of 3/6, at home and one week, next week, with SO.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2011 - 14 answers

I have a friend who has a boyfriend who despises me. What should I do?

I have an online friend who has a boyfriend who despises me. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2011 - 33 answers

How to balance family and boyfriend?

I don't know what to do about my relationship with my parents anymore. Or whom to spend spring break with - this is a weightier issue than it seems. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2011 - 50 answers

Do you believe in life after (first) love?

My first boyfriend/first love and I recently broke up after nearly four years together. I know this was the right decision, but I feel like I'll never feel this way about anyone else ever again. I realize that sounds dramatic, silly, and naive, but I'd really like to hear from the perspective of someone who's been through it that, yes, life does go on (and maybe get better, in a different way) after a first love. [more inside]
posted by gypsyhymns on Jan 4, 2011 - 24 answers

Break up, yep.

Break-ups and the future: how to proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 - 17 answers

Dealing with a depressed, hypochondriac SO

I'm coping with a hypochondriac/depressed boyfriend right now. I have tried to be there for him but I am very gradually starting to lose my patience and feel restless in the relationship. I love him and feel completely torn about what to do. [more inside]
posted by maggymay on Oct 22, 2010 - 14 answers

The middle ground will come, I know it will, but right now we're on such high ground I'm dizzy

RelationshipFilter: being patient when your partner is trying to figure things out that we're discovering in couples' therapy. [more inside]
posted by inmyhead on Sep 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Once my lover, now my friend. Possible, or just a cruel thing to pretend?

How to manage the transition from fiance to ex to friends? [more inside]
posted by Ceci n'est pas un sockpuppet on Aug 26, 2010 - 27 answers

All the umbrellas in London couldn't stop this rain, and all the dope in New York couldn't kill this pain

Every breakup is its own special snowflake. Should I try to put the pieces back together or is it time to cut losses and go our seperate ways? (Sorry, this is going to get long) [more inside]
posted by Ceci n'est pas un sockpuppet on Aug 11, 2010 - 24 answers

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