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boyfriend is overly self-deprecating

I have a great, smart, sweet, wonderful new boyfriend who is incredibly self-deprecating quite a lot of the time. He apologizes for everything and has admitted that most of the time it's the self-deprecation talking. Is there anything, other than making him aware of it, that I can do to help?
posted by city_park on Nov 4, 2014 - 20 answers

How to eat together, at home, with two different households?

My significant other and I don't live together, and haven't yet come up with a practical or efficient way to cook and eat a healthful dinner together on weeknights when we're both busy during the day and don't get home until late. Looking for suggestions from other couples in the same situation who have figured out tricks, systems, routines, or plans that will help us streamline our dinnertime process. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Sep 9, 2014 - 22 answers

How can I make up for calling him an aspiring softcore pornographer?

My boyfriend & I are in a fight right now, and I believe we're going to break up tonight. For background: We're both recently separated. He moved 350 miles to live nearby me (I'm ostensibly the one he let get away 10 years ago) and we've been actively dating 7 months. He is a hobby photographer. Before he moved up here, and while he was still married (his ex-wife knows this...), he did a couple photo shoots in a hotel room with 2 models of the shapely, fake-breasted variety. There was no nudity, just suggestive poses and skimpy clothing/lingerie. He posted the photos to a special page dedicated to them on FB, and captioned the photos with mildly suggestive comments like "Come here" and "Time for bed" and other things to that effect. These girls are "ring girls" (for boxing matches) and so have somewhat of a following. The photos drew loads of comments from the audience of males, and they were of the semi-lewd, drooling, 13-yr old boy variety. To be honest, I feel both offended and sexually threatened by this piece of my boyfriend's history. [more inside]
posted by phreckles on Jul 7, 2014 - 43 answers

Is it normal for your friends to make snide comments about your SO?

I've lost 2 different friends because I've asked them to stop making snide remarks about someone I was dating. It makes me wonder if this is normal in friendships and I should just suck it up? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jan 19, 2014 - 36 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

Travelling without boyfriend

I want to travel but my boyfriend is always in an uncertain position with his job. I am sick of waiting for him so I might (again) travel without him, alone or with friends. But I feel kind of bad for not waiting for him. [more inside]
posted by daile on Sep 17, 2013 - 22 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

That didn't go how I planned

A rough first impression . . . [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Aug 18, 2013 - 25 answers

Am I wrong for getting a bad feeling about my boyfriend's dating coach?

Started dating a great guy, he became my boyfriend probably a month and a half ago. A few weeks into the relationship we were talking and it turns out that he has a "dating coach" and he still meets with her in weekly phone calls because he enjoys her advice. This rubbed the wrong way and googling her, I found she's also totally hot. It just creeps me out that this totally hot woman has so much impact on my boyfriend's life. [more inside]
posted by ponytime on Feb 2, 2013 - 51 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

I feel trapped from being too different?

Pretty sure I don't want to get married or have kids. Problem is, almost all my friends are doing so and it's just getting to the point where I am the only one who isn't doing either of those (not a bad thing).Help me not go crazy if I hear one more person say the words 'I'm engaged" or "I'm pregnant". [more inside]
posted by Autumn89 on Oct 30, 2012 - 55 answers

Why is my family being so cold to my SO?

Deeply in love with someone who I'm pretty sure is a keeper. His family is warm & welcoming to me. My family hasn't lifted a finger to make him feel welcome. I'm humiliated. Help. [more inside]
posted by deliciae on Oct 24, 2012 - 27 answers

Moving, or moving on?

My boyfriend of one year just learned that he'll be laid off in the next few months. He's now applying for jobs in our hometown, as well as dream jobs that are halfway across the country. We need to discuss what we'll do if he moves out of state -- Do I go or stay? LDR or break up? -- but I'm trying to sort out my thoughts and feelings about what I want first. What questions should I be asking myself? [more inside]
posted by commander biscuit on Oct 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Is my boyfriend controlling or am I making this into an issue when it's no big deal?

My boyfriend tries to tell me what to wear, he says it's his preference but insists that I follow it. I told him that it's controlling and inappropriate however he sees it as completely ok. Am I overreacting? [more inside]
posted by CheeseAndRice on Jul 7, 2012 - 237 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 move on from an ex boyfriend and meet new people?

How do I move on from an ex boyfriend and meet new people? [more inside]
posted by enantio on Jun 12, 2012 - 13 answers

Boyfriend still uses okcupid

Boyfriend still uses okcupid. [more inside]
posted by teaforone on May 5, 2012 - 52 answers

How much time should I give my relationship?

How much longer should I give my 3.5 month relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2012 - 75 answers

how to get over an ex completely?

how to get over a breakup when you don't want the person back, but feel no closure? (note:very long) [more inside]
posted by teaforone on Feb 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Should I break up with my boyfriend?

Should I break up with my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2012 - 101 answers

What to gift my very practical boyfriend?

What to get very practical Boyfriend for (a very late!) Christmas or (early) Valentine's day? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Feb 3, 2012 - 33 answers

Schroedinger's Deployment.

How can I maintain my composure and sanity in the face of not knowing whether or not my boyfriend is deploying? [more inside]
posted by kataclysm on Dec 5, 2011 - 7 answers

I want a dog!

Help me come to terms with never getting a dog. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 9, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me find this comic!

I saw a comic online a few years ago; it featured a man surreptitiously putting nicotine patches on his girlfriend so that she went into withdrawal when she wasn't with him. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Aug 26, 2011 - 8 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

Don't use that there!!!

My boyfriend and I have very different views on what constitutes "clean". I'm not talking about differences when it comes to keeping one's room neat and organized. We're on the same page about that. I'm talking about re-using towels, sponges, dirty dish rags, and keeping counter tops SANITARY. Help me parse this one out. [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Jun 13, 2011 - 50 answers

Reluctant Barbie Girl

How can I explain to my boyfriend that some of the fantasies he has about me are hurting my self esteem (and our relationship)? [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Apr 22, 2011 - 62 answers

This is worse than finding a needle in a haystack.

Did you ever meet two potential Significant Others with whom you felt an equal level of physical attraction, shared interests & common values over the course of several dates? How did you end up deciding which one was the Right One? How many dates did it take? What questions did you ask yourself? Did your thought process center mostly on emotions or practical concerns, and how did either approach (or both) help you choose your partner? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Feb 20, 2011 - 44 answers

Feeling Guilty Post-Breakup

How do I stop feeling guilty about the break-up? Sorry, for asking so many questions as of late...this was my first relationship. [more inside]
posted by nikayla_luv on Jan 14, 2011 - 20 answers

Bitter, Confused Ex-girlfriend

How do you get over a major breakup with your first love?...long story! [more inside]
posted by nikayla_luv on Jan 5, 2011 - 10 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

Is it normal to never fight with your boyfriend (or girlfriend)?

Is it normal to never fight with your boyfriend/girlfriend? Should I get mad at him for certain things? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Nov 20, 2010 - 38 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

How to welcome my honey back from 10 days of silent meditation?

My honey is returning home from a ten-day silent meditation retreat on Sunday. In all of my excitement to welcome him home, should I be wary of ruining his vibe? Looking for some metafilter insight into reentry from these retreats, and how they would have liked to have been welcomed home. [more inside]
posted by Lisitasan on Sep 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Is he really flakey? Or am I crazy?

My boyfriend is flakey and I have zero tolerance for flakey behavior. Am I reaching the point of being unreasonable, and should I learn to be more lenient? [more inside]
posted by squirtle on Aug 23, 2010 - 42 answers

Everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package

I have the world's most amazing partner and I'd love to get him a gift that shows him exactly how much he means to me. However, I am the world's worst gift giver and the situation is made even more difficult because I'm here in the US and he's in Australia. Can you suggest gifts that might show him how wonderful he is and/or recommend Australian sources of potential gifts? [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Jul 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Can you help me restore myself to myself?

Can you help me restore myself to myself?
I've recently moved from NYC to Buffalo, my long-term relationship ended and I've started a new job. [more inside]
posted by turtlewithoutashell on Jul 17, 2010 - 19 answers

I got too close and got burned.

I became too involved with my boyfriend's family and don't know how to escape his asshole younger brother. Here's the catch - we're all kids and their guilt tripping mother is involved. This is causing me a lot of grief and anxiety stemming from feeling trapped. [more inside]
posted by Yasuo on Jun 17, 2010 - 22 answers

Don't Know how to ease my mom's burden

I feel bad giving tough love to my mom when she is feeling depressed about breaking up with her asshole boyfriend. I don't know how to make her situation better for her, or to ease her pain. All I can do is lend an ear but its annoying that my privacy is invaded constantly because shes totally out of it. I never had a private moment to myself all my life, that's a different story. How can I make light of the situation without losing my own sanity?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on May 27, 2010 - 25 answers

I don't want for it to be over, but it might be over.

RelationshipFilter: After about a year of dating weirdos and loons, I met someone really neat. The problem: He's unemployed. Has been for a while. We've been dating for several months, and it's getting to the point at which I'm realizing that I really dig him. He seems to be pretty irresponsible, which makes me anxious. Is this relationship doomed? [more inside]
posted by kittenplease on May 7, 2010 - 33 answers

Awkward Conversations + Significant Other = ??

Are awkward conversations with a significant other normal? [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Apr 12, 2010 - 26 answers

Should I convince my balding boyfriend to shave his head?

Should I convince my balding boyfriend to shave his head? ...How? [more inside]
posted by moons in june on Feb 25, 2010 - 37 answers

How should I move on? Should I even move on?

What road to take during a devastating breakup? Be the supportive, hopeful, girl that will stay until the storm calms down OR move on with my life and leave the love of my life? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Feb 10, 2010 - 27 answers

He is pushin me away, but does not want me to leave :'(

My S.O.'s life is falling apart and has decided to break up with me, however, S.O. has requested that nothing change. (LOOONG, so sorry) [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Feb 2, 2010 - 73 answers

Long Term Relationship Advice

Long Term Relationship Advice [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Nov 28, 2009 - 19 answers

He said I'm chubby, but now he says he didn't mean it...

A week ago, my boyfriend of three years said that I was chubby. I am hurt, and having trouble moving on. Am I overreacting? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Aug 5, 2009 - 85 answers

One minute I held the key, next the walls were closed on me...

Help me go back to being a happy girl. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Jul 20, 2009 - 20 answers

moving past feelings of disappointment.

how to deal with canceled plans and disappointment in long-term relationships? [more inside]
posted by sucre on May 25, 2009 - 17 answers

Two Sides To the Story Left Me Feeling Anxious

Would my ex really lie about something like this? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on May 10, 2009 - 29 answers

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