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How soon is too soon to start feeling restless in relationship?

Should I be concerned that my SO is already scared of feeling "trapped" because of our long-term/forever potential after 2-3ish months of dating (and 7 of close friendship)? He mentioned noticing other women more than normal and equates it to feeling scared of eternal monogamy. Is this a giant red flag? Or am I picking a fight with someone willing to be honest with me about his feelings? Or both? More details inside. (anon because he and mutual friends are aware of MeFi handle) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2011 - 25 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

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

Kind of freaking out about commitment.

Why do you commit to being in a relationship with someone? [more inside]
posted by shornco on Apr 2, 2011 - 31 answers

No, you just have to wait...

I love my boyfriend very much. We have a wonderful relationship and I would like to get married. We would both like to get married. We've talked about it, and agreed that we share this goal. Yay! However, we have very different ideas about when to get engaged. I want to shout it from the rooftops, but he wants "more time". Please help me understand his reasons for waiting to make our intentions official and public. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2011 - 31 answers

How the heck do I handle relationships, and the possible end of a promising one, in my mid-20s?

Dear MeFi, How the heck do I handle relationships, and the possible end of a promising one, in my mid-20s? [more inside]
posted by mostly vowels on Jan 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Does this have any hope of not ending in tragedy?

Star cross'd lovers facing another hurdle - can I convince him it's worth it to keep trying? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Dec 2, 2010 - 41 answers

Funny stories: some things about your long-term s.o. that once upon a time gave you anxiety attacks?

He's a silly nerd. I love him for it, but the more I find myself getting seriously attached to those things that he does, the more I find myself worrying that one day I won't be able to appreciate it as much as I do now... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Caught in same love trap again

What do I do about bipolar boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Boyfriend is scared to think about the future. Should I be patient or leave?

I'm in a new relationship that's going great, but he's scared of thinking about a future together, and we have different views on kids and marriage. Should I be patient, or is it better to cut my losses? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2010 - 27 answers

The un-wedding your wedding could smell like?

Cheap, awesome wedding ideas for a small group? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Nov 4, 2010 - 19 answers

Sweet Guy or Crazy Person?

I am currently dating an ex, and we've been back together for about a month now. Everything is going really well, except for the fact that I'm starting to get a little freaked out about his revelation that he thinks I'm his soul mate and that he never got over me from the last time around. Does this guy sound sweet and sincere or potentially unbalanced? [more inside]
posted by mudlark on Oct 22, 2010 - 49 answers

Where to find a laptop that can't get online

Can you point me to online stores where I can buy a laptop computer that does NOT have Internet access? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Oct 20, 2010 - 14 answers

When to be gracious, when to react?

I thought we were friends, apparently I don't fit into his list of priorities though. How should I have responded? [more inside]
posted by ergo on Oct 1, 2010 - 30 answers

Considering suicide and possible psychiatric commitment

Considering a somewhat voluntary psychiatric commitment for myself. Meeting with a psychiatrist this afternoon. What should I tell him? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Sep 7, 2010 - 21 answers

help me find community and commitment readings

[commitment/marriage/community support filter]: looking for a reading about community support in the success of a relationship. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Sep 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Grass is greener syndrome with first love after 7 years together

First love, 7 year healthy relationship, grass is greener syndrome - how to proceed? [more inside]
posted by lichen on Sep 2, 2010 - 39 answers

Should I expect to be a priority after this long?

What to do when you're more commited than you're partner? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Aug 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me attract available men please!

Please help me attract available men! [more inside]
posted by fan_of_all_things_small on Jun 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Let's all just relax.

A guy I've been seeing for seven weeks just told me he loved me. I do not feel the same way. [more inside]
posted by Tha Race Card on Jun 21, 2010 - 25 answers


Failedpolyamoryfilter: Help! I care for two people and I have to choose between them. What does one base a decision like this on? How do I tackle this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2010 - 26 answers

Wireless Carrier/Service Fine, Phone Needs to Go

I just realized, after calling ATT's tech line, that I cannot send pictures using my 3-yr old bottom of the barrel (then/now) Samsung flip mobile because of some damage done to it after taking a pretty nasty spill on my bike while the phone was pocketed. So, I'd like to regain this functionality and possibly upgrade. My budget is $500, for simplicity's sake. One of my options will hopefully give me.... [more inside]
posted by fook on May 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Was it too soon to ask about his feeling?

Relationship-break-up-post-mortem filter: Did I objectively screw this up or was it just a unique to the person I was with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 - 30 answers

A Classic Case of Cold Feet?

We've been going out for three months and suddenly he's starting to freak out. He's got all the symptoms of the classic cold feet you see in the movies. Our relationship is still very new but good, and loving, but he's building up all this irrational stress about being in a committed relationship is cutting off his options and he's afraid he'll hurt me because he can't trust himself if he's tempted. [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie on Mar 17, 2010 - 25 answers

talking about Big Plans in a relationship

Talking Big Plans in a relationship -- how do I distinguish the excitement of approaching life for two from the prudence to not jump the gun, so to speak? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Mar 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Tick-tock biological clock

38. No kids. Want kids. Loving relationship. HELP! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 26 answers

Wedding commitment symbol that is not a ring?

Let's say you want to marry someone, but they don't want a ring. This would be because the person doesn't ever wear rings, not wanting to draw attention to their hands (long story, just know that hand-oriented things are out). What other options are there for a wedding token? Are there cool options from cultures that do not have the wedding ring as part of their history? Any non-hand-based suggestions are welcome.
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2009 - 38 answers

When almost perfect is too complicated

A late 30s divorced guy: Should I commit to one person or continue to go on dates? It's long and complicated, as always. [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Aug 19, 2009 - 20 answers

Stereotypical male, or just being cautious?

Am I that stereotypical "afraid to commit" male, or am I just being cautious about a relationship I care about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 - 28 answers

Should marriage even be a hard question?

Should marriage even be a hard question? Are there people for whom it was who end up very happy together? [more inside]
posted by namespan on May 8, 2009 - 32 answers

How do i tell her not to see him anymore?

How do i tell her not to see him anymore? explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by oviedo on Mar 21, 2009 - 32 answers

How do I learn to trust myself/my partner?

Relationship over-analyzers: how did you get over the need to worry about your relationship so much? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2009 - 10 answers

So, he mentioned that he wants kids...

What does it all mean?! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Ring Around Your Finger/Rope Around Your Neck, short term/long term

When you consider marriage, do you have a time frame? Not for the ceremony, mind you, duration of the bond itself. [more inside]
posted by emhutchinson on Jan 10, 2009 - 62 answers

Asperger's and Fatherhood

Should I seriously consider a long-term relationship/having children with someone who seems to have a mild case of Asperger's? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 15 answers

How to address recurring doubts about a long-term relationship

In serious, long-term relationships, how have you dealt with nagging doubts? How have you sorted through those doubts and then either set them aside and committed yourself, or decided to end things? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I find clarity in a breakup?

How would you choose between leaving a girl after 5 years that you could be happy with in marriage, but who doesn’t want to wait for you, in order to follow your dream of checking out day to day life in the country you were born. Fear of regret and resentment later in life a big factor here.(long explanation follows) [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Aug 20, 2008 - 19 answers

Jobs that are okay to leave

What jobs are (relatively) okay to leave after a short time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Looking for an old ad

I'm hoping to find a pdf or image of the old Shearson Lehman/American Express ad featuring the following quotation: "Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions that speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism." So far google has failed me, anyone happen to have it lying around? Or know any more information? (e.g. what magazine(s) it appeared in? What year?)
posted by hihowareyou on Jul 8, 2008 - 3 answers

He may be moving away geographically, should I be moving away emotionally?

Is my relationship going nowhere? And how might I go about asking him what his intentions are without freaking him out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2008 - 30 answers

everyday expressions of love

In an average relationship, how often and how intensely do people express their love for each other (in private)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2008 - 28 answers

What are the limits of couples on a break?

Should I give up getting back together with her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2008 - 34 answers

Commitment Issues

I can't commit to anything. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2008 - 23 answers

Can you help a husband survive his wife's affair?

My wife had a months-long affair and I've given her another chance. Any suggestions for getting rid of these awful feelings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2007 - 51 answers

How do I get over my fear of commitment/grass is greener syndrome?

How can I get over my fear of commitment? And what are some ways of dealing with the fear that I am somehow "settling" in this relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2007 - 34 answers

How can I diffuse my predilection for long-term relationships in order to make the most of things short-term?

Is it possible to recalibrate my thinking/expectations to accept the circumstances of casual dating? [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Feb 28, 2007 - 18 answers

Space sucks.

Relationshipfilter: My 5month girlfriend suddenly realized she needs space to grow on her own, outside of a serious relationship. How the hell do I do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2006 - 30 answers

Polyandry + 1

I'm in a polyamorous relationship. It isn't enough. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Aug 31, 2006 - 41 answers

Cold feet--just a phase?

Can I talk my boyfriend out of cold feet? Should I even try? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2006 - 24 answers

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