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If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it?

If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Extra-special destination for wife's birthday

Where's a fantastic destination for an extra-special short break? [more inside]
posted by Blackwatch on Aug 31, 2011 - 9 answers

Ideas for a short winter break for two?

Long time, first time. Looking for travel ideas: want to take the kid (23) for a treat-holiday over Christmas break. Specs include a short-ish flight out of NY, cold weather, shopping and museums, coffee and cocktails, not too terribly expensive, two female travelers, maybe 5 days. [more inside]
posted by henry scobie on Aug 16, 2011 - 9 answers

How long would you last only eating a teaspoon on honey a day?

How long would you last eating only a teaspoon of honey per day? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Aug 13, 2011 - 11 answers

In love with best friend, need a break

What is the kindest way to have "the talk" about needing a break from a friendship? Text, phone, IM, email, or face to face? The reason I need this break is because I am in love with him but he's not over his ex, and I've recently realized all this, and discovered it's too painful to keep hearing about her. We've been sleeping together, too, and I thought I would be able to keep it casual but I was wrong. [more inside]
posted by sucky_poppet on Jul 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Am I being unreasonable in my expectations for relocation assistance from my employer?

Am I being unreasonable in my expectations for relocation assistance from my employer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 16 answers

How do I help you, help yourself?

My number 1 may be suffering from psychotic break. What do I do here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2011 - 12 answers

Can't Commit to a Long Term Relationship

My problem is that I can't commit long term to romantic relationships. This commitment phobia automatically colors me as a bad person because the right thing to do in this society is to find that one special person and commit to them for the rest of your life. (ideally) [more inside]
posted by BettyBurnheart on Jun 30, 2011 - 36 answers

Is my lens broken? Or just broken?

I think my camera lens is broken. Is my camera lens broken? Image (and more information) within. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 30, 2011 - 7 answers

What should I do about repairs on my Hyundai Elantra?

I have some questions about my car/car repair, specifically about having driven without a cap on my break fluid and my cabin and engine filters. 2004 Hyundai Elantra. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

What the hell happened in this relationship? Fixable?

The relationship is not looking good, I'm trying to figure out if I can save this thing and if I can't, how the heck to get back into my own head and get her out of mine. [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Jun 18, 2011 - 30 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

Am I being taken advantage of, or does my S.O really love and deserve me?

Am I in a good relationship, or is it time to move on? When do you let someone go, even though you love them? My S.O has chronic pain and I have helped him through alot, are things about to get better for us, or would you say this is a dead-end relationship that could go on like this forever? [more inside]
posted by amacph10 on Jun 8, 2011 - 32 answers

Break-up Remorse: Reconciliation?

For 5 years, I was in a great relationship with a fantastic woman. Never crazy with infatuation, but never, ever bad. Shared values, great time together, all-in-all great. Story ends when LDR, move to a new city, and new person contribute to my decision to end things. Now I'm not sure what to do and looking for resources, related journal articles, advice from strangers. A lot of details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Responding to an ex who's broken with reality

Utterly delusional letter sent from my ex to my current partner (stating I belong with the ex, am being kept from him, and am currently in love with him). Here is our plan; what do you think? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2011 - 58 answers

I can't move on after this break up, and I'm beating myself up for every mistake I make. How do I stop?

Having trouble moving on after a murky break up, and berating myself for my mistakes. How do I move forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2011 - 22 answers

Abandon ship, once and for all, or fight for what I have?

Seven months ago I cheated on my partner. Six months ago I came clean to him. Three months ago we broke up. This past week we have begun to spend some time together, and I feel like we both reached a breakthrough last night. Am I crazy to have this renewed faith in/willingness to work for our love? Do I need to finally let it go? Much more inside. [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Apr 21, 2011 - 23 answers

Could my relationship break be temporary and successful?

My girlfriend have decided to go 'on a break'. I'm interested in hearing about how others have fared in such an arrangement. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 - 36 answers

mouth off

I chew my mouth and I want to stop without using gum or other mouth foods as my main crutch. [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Any hope out there?

About a decade ago, I stubbed my big toe so badly that I clearly broke it. My crappy University Health Services refused to x-ray it, insisting that it was just a normal stub. I have since had severe pain every step I take, I can't really bend it very well, it sits differently than the other toe, and I am incapable of wearing heels or doing various athletic activities that I am dying to do, or even wearing most flat shoes, or taking long walks. I fantasize about it being broken again and then set correctly, but I have no idea if this is something that is done. What do doctors tend to do in this kind of situation, so I have some idea before trying to arrange a way to see someone? [more inside]
posted by asimplemouse on Apr 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Did this relationship end for the right reasons? IS it even over??

Is he a commitment phobe, or is it me? Does he just not like/want me? [more inside]
posted by Fenshwee on Apr 2, 2011 - 65 answers

Help this absent-minded person recover (or not need) his password.

How can I view an old Microsoft Word document that is password protected, when I cannot remember the password? [more inside]
posted by khelvan on Mar 9, 2011 - 13 answers

Please give me some hope.

Please give me some hope. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2011 - 57 answers

Help me plan the quintessential Cancun Spring Break

Help me plan the quintessential college spring break [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 on Feb 6, 2011 - 1 answer

Break Up Decision Filter (including a long description)

Break Up Decision Filter (including a long description) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2011 - 27 answers

Should I break up with him?

Am I making the right decision about breaking up with my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on Dec 30, 2010 - 18 answers

B-more social

BALTIMORE Filter: I am a college student who will be living in Baltimore City (near Little Italy) this winter break for six weeks. I don't know anyone in this city. Are there any "discussion" groups/activities I can get involved in while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by taiscape on Dec 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Can two people plan to take a break from a relationship?

I really want to take a break from this relationship, maybe in the next six months or so. My boyfriend is slogging through the process of sorting out his mental health issues, and I'd like to let him know that I want the break, but I don't want to force it on him right now. Is that a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Oct 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Neighbor broke in, we can prove he did it, should we be scared?

Our downstairs neighbor broke into our apartment, there's a good chance he'll be caught. We don't feel safe. [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Oct 3, 2010 - 19 answers

The only thing harder than breaking up

Working with an ex. We just got out of each other's space. Now our only point of interaction is work. It is awkward and uncomfortable, not just because of the obvious but also because it seems he's going out of his way to be unpleasant. The job is great, the pay is amazing, and the company is awesome. I've been there for a year. He's been there for a year and three months. Quitting is not an option for either of us. [more inside]
posted by chichimimizu on Sep 21, 2010 - 36 answers

oh its human relations, work and money, and health and fitness, and all the rest, so I guess its a grab bag

I don't know how to "handle" stress nor do I know how to explain to anyone how bad it is. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Sep 15, 2010 - 19 answers

What's a hobby I can do in very small spurts (5-10 mins.)?

What's a hobby I can do in very small spurts (5-10 mins.)? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Aug 30, 2010 - 33 answers

Feeling bitter about the break up

I dated this guy for almost 6 months on and off. This past couple of months we have been dating exclusively and everything seemed to be fine between us. He broke up with me yesterday and I am in shock. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2010 - 23 answers

You win the lottery, the prize is £2000 a month, tax free for 2 years. What do you do?

You win the lottery, the prize is £2000 a month, tax free for 2 years. What do you do? You are single, quite employable, but between jobs. [more inside]
posted by choppyes on Jun 6, 2010 - 23 answers

Anxiety attacks at the mention of commitment. Why?

Anxiety attacks at the mention of commitment. Why? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 7 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

Can "a break" be a good thing or are we doomed?

My partner of almost two years and I are "taking a break." Is it possible that this could be a period of growth and not just the death rattle of our (up until recently) happy relationship? Have you ever taken a break successfully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 29 answers

What is going on with this lease?

Real-estate filter: Landlord tries to push us to break our August 2010 lease after sabotaging our roommate-finding efforts. Tells us we can't break our lease without forfeiting our $1700 security deposit. Now, they've put the house back on the market BEFORE anything was discussed about breaking the lease. What now? [more inside]
posted by kro on May 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Breaking Load of 1"x12"x30" marble

Breaking Strength of Marble. How much weight can a sheet of Tennessee pink marble support? Sheet is 1"x12"x30". It and two others like it will be the base of an octagonal plinth which will support a concrete urn weighing about 200 lbs empty, maybe 400 lbs when planted. Plinth is entirely built of this marble and hollow inside. I am open to suggestions for interior supports, currently thinking of gluing a rod to underside of marble and extending it below ground surface.
posted by fkeese on May 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Need advice on how to accept my daughter spending so much time with her father, his family and his new girlfriend.

I had posted a question a little while ago on how to finally move on after ending the on again off again relationship I had with my daughter's father. I received great avice, thanks. I cannot say that I have yet fully moved on, but I am now having more good days than bad. However, one thing I am having such a hard time dealing with is the fact that my daughter is now spending so much time with either his family or his new girlfriend, who he began seeing again only 3 weeks after we broke up. (he dated her briefly during one of our separations) [more inside]
posted by aprilc34 on May 16, 2010 - 20 answers

Holiday plans with friends?

My girlfriend and I loved to travel, and for a couple of years we had vague plans that we would go to America. Now we're on a break, and I have the opportunity to go with friends. Should I take it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2010 - 38 answers

He wants a break, and my world is falling apart.

About handling a relationship "break". [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on May 6, 2010 - 37 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Do I settle with someone who is mostly OK or do I dump her and go back on the prowl in hopes of finding someone who is awesome? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 - 62 answers

Complex question about leases, dogs, and drama.

I'm on a lease with a woman who owns two dogs that are destroying our apartment. I want to move out and not get stuck paying for the damage. We're all in Arizona. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2010 - 5 answers

I want to get out of the self-pity loop

Snap me out of becoming obsessively shallow and insecure. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2010 - 24 answers

A warm spring break destination where we can ride our bikes?

A warm spring break destination where we can ride our bikes? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jan 23, 2010 - 6 answers

how to start again, if at all?

I’ve had reservations about my relationship. We agreed to some time of no contact, giving us both some time to think. How do I come back to it all 1) letting go of some of our past mistakes 2) ensuring that we don’t make them again? Am I even ready to start again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 - 10 answers

How to wash my hands of this lease?

Breaking my lease: landlord barely making an effort and raising the rent. What are my chances in court? YANML, I want to know where I stand before I start pouring lawyer money after rent money. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Straightening a leg at the knee after a leg break

Niece EvilBreakfast is on the road to recovery after a break of the femur. Although doctors say that the positioning of the pins inserted to help heal the break shouldn't cause a problem, since the bandages came off she's unable to straighten her knee. Physio has not helped, and after 3 months we're starting to get concerned. The doctors and physiotherapists are saying that there's no reason for the problem; you are not my doctor... But has anyone else come across this and have any suggestions?
posted by Mrevilbreakfast on Dec 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Two good reasons to break a lease

My lease expires May 15. I need to be in another city the first week of March. My housemate and I want to move out ASAP because our neighborhood sucks. Please advise. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by beefetish on Dec 18, 2009 - 7 answers

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