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Break up with a man I'm not very attracted to? Feeling crappy.

I have been dating a man for just over a month that I met online. He is 41 and I am 33. He is simply lovely: kind, attentive, complimentary, generous, funny, smart, gainfully employed, family oriented and wants children, likes me a lot, socially/environmentally conscientious, cooks well, nice sense of style, has friends, etc. And, I'm not very physically attracted to him. I am 5'2" and his profile says he is 5'7" but I think he exaggerated ~two inches and has a slight frame. He is very fit, but the cave woman in me seeks a more commanding physical partner. There are other things about his physicality and bedside manner that don't "do it" for me, either, but the main thing is that I just prefer bigger men. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Apr 1, 2013 - 35 answers

How do I find myself after a 9 year relationship?

My fiance and I have recently parted ways after a near 9 year relationship and it seems as though I've forgotten how to function. [more inside]
posted by KnittingBer on Mar 26, 2013 - 7 answers

He loves me, he loves me not.

Ok MeFites, help me. My best friend and her boyfriend just broke up, mostly his idea. But he says he wants to communicate still and "will always love her". She asked me what the hell this meant. I have no idea. So I'm posing the question to you relationship experts. What the hell does he want? [more inside]
posted by fresh-rn on Mar 6, 2013 - 43 answers

Taking time off from a relationship

My boyfriend and I have been dating for five months. After a big fight this weekend, we've decided to take a week off from seeing each other. Has this strategy EVER improved a relationship? &How do I best manage anxiety this week? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2013 - 21 answers

Weekend break near Austin, TX?

I will be visiting Austin, Texas for work in April. I'm thinking of taking a weekend break before I return to Europe. I'm looking for suggestions for somewhere relaxing to spend a few days near the city, preferably Texan in flavour.
posted by Grinder on Feb 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Getting hired as an adjunct after a break?

I have written a ton of cover letters applying to tenure track jobs, but every adjunct class I ever taught I obtained through referrals and word of mouth. I now find myself wanting to ONLY adjunct after an extended break, and have no idea how to write an inquiry letter. And I know just the folks to ask. . . [more inside]
posted by dirtmonster on Jan 7, 2013 - 4 answers

How do you fill the emptiness after a break up?

How do you fill the emptiness after a break up? Its now been two month since the break up and I feel like I have no interest anything anymore. I don't enjoy watching sports, my tv shows or movies like I use to. I still go to the gym and run but even time to time I am not motivated to do them. I use to complain about my job to friends and family (politics, unfairness, too much stress), but now I just go to work and I don't even complain about them anymore since all I think about is my personal stress life. I know I am depressed but do I have a bigger problem?
posted by kser333 on Jan 5, 2013 - 20 answers

Is it worth it to live in a city with too many bad memories?

Is it worth it to live in a city with too many bad memories? I love Los Angeles, but I feel that pieces of my heart are scattered all over it. [more inside]
posted by Cybria on Dec 26, 2012 - 15 answers

The world is one big oyster

7 months to spare before starting med school – help me plan an adventure somewhere abroad. [more inside]
posted by pikeandshield on Dec 20, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I deal with her knowing that she is with someone else?

My girlfriend broke up with me a couple weeks ago. I thought things were going well, I was even planning to propose to her. She broke it off by saying things weren't working out for her, even though she told me I was good to her. We kept in contact and still talked and texted almost everyday. Then she told me she met someone else. I was very hurt/angry when I heard this. I tried still talking but it hurt too much. I told her the other day that it was best of we didn't communicate for a while because it was hurting me. Now not talking to her for a few days only hurts me more. Should I try to contact her? What should I do? How do I deal with her knowing that she is with someone else? I'm more and more depressed everyday.
posted by kser333 on Dec 2, 2012 - 24 answers

What is causing my car's brake switch to break?

What could be causing my car's brake switch to break down? [more inside]
posted by Gosha_Dog on Dec 1, 2012 - 5 answers

How to break up with needy girlfriend?

Hi all, I have been together with my girlfriend for almost 3 years. It has probably been the loneliest three years of my life. [more inside]
posted by silvershadow on Nov 26, 2012 - 71 answers

Shows with experts as the main characters

In Breaking Bad, Walter White is a genius chemist. In Prison Break, Michael Scofield is a genius structural engineer. What other shows use a main character's genius in a given field like these shows do? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Sep 19, 2012 - 40 answers

After the break; what does it mean and where did it originate?

After the break; what does it mean and where did the phrase originate? [more inside]
posted by fieldcannotbeblank on Aug 30, 2012 - 18 answers

Okay to move out but still be together?

Moving out but not breaking up? [more inside]
posted by Confusedteacher on Aug 30, 2012 - 66 answers

Has anyone ever made an olympic, or world record in a qualifying round of the olympics without winning the gold medal in the final?

Has anyone ever broken an olympic, or world record in a qualifying round of the olympics without winning the gold medal in the final? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Aug 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Roommate troubles: Spain or Bust edition.

Roommate is moving to Spain in 4 days. Has not found replacement. Please help. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jul 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Why is my ex girlfriend acting this way?

Help me understand my ex girlfriend's recent behavior. VERY LONG [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Jul 26, 2012 - 43 answers

How do I go about dating now, if I even should be?

How do I go about dating now, if I even should be? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on Jul 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Shes finally leaving! Now what?

This question is part law, part human relations. I need to know how to handle a situation when only one person wants to break out of a lease. Are they allowed to break out without the consent of the other lessees? And if not, should we let her? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I understand and cope with my love leaving me?

How do I understand and cope with my love leaving me? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on May 24, 2012 - 31 answers

Do I throw away a half-bottle of maple syrup?

Throw away or keep? A Maple Syrup love story. [more inside]
posted by LemonGardot on May 10, 2012 - 26 answers

How do I stick to my guns and break up?

I've determined that I need to get out of my current live-in romantic relationship. How do I stick to my guns and break up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2012 - 28 answers

Morally torn.

Dilemma: I plan to break up with my boyfriend but we live together. Our lease is up at the end of May. I know that the right thing to do would be to tell him now so he has time to find an apartment (I've started looking for one). What is the right thing to do here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2012 - 21 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

Next: same question but with Zombies.

Could an average person, sufficiently motivated, break through a wall built to current U.S. building code standards without the use of tools? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 14, 2012 - 38 answers

"I hate it when the $1 dollar bills stick together." "Stickin' together is what good $1 bills do!"

I have $500 in brand new, fresh-from-the-mint, sequential $1 bills. What is the fastest way to "break them in" so they don't stick together? [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jan 14, 2012 - 17 answers

I DID NOT PUT IN THAT BREAK TAG. PLEASE TO MAKE IT STOP.

Wordpress is adding a secret break tag to my Google Button code, and it's driving me batty. No one on the Google forums helped with FIXING the problem, and the one suggestion I got on Facebook from a friend was bupkis. I turn to the hive mind so that I can fix this stupid problem. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jan 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Long distance relationship fizzled out, because of distance. Do I move to salvage it?

My relationship broke down because of the distance. Can it be salvaged, or do I just let it be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2011 - 15 answers

Bitter Songs

Tell me you favorite bitter, angry songs. [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Dec 14, 2011 - 159 answers

Can a 3 year relationship survive a break after trust is broken (not infidelity...but almost)?

Can a 3 year relationship survive a break after trust is broken (not infidelity...but almost)? [more inside]
posted by fezzle on Dec 8, 2011 - 38 answers

I know I need to end it, but I also know I won't

Help me end this toxic dating situation. Maybe even share stories about finally realizing you had to cut things off and how you actually went through with it. [more inside]
posted by patientpatient on Dec 8, 2011 - 31 answers

I miss my ex-girlfriend when we break up, but I want to be single when we're together?

I miss my ex-girlfriend when we break up, but I want to be single when we're together? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Dec 3, 2011 - 20 answers

End Nosepicking Now!

Please help me enforce my self imposed ban on nasal excavation! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 - 14 answers

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

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