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uh... I... uh.... I.... Ilikeyoutoo.

I'm a terrible communicator in relationships. If we're talking about feelings, I freeze up and can't say the simplest of things. How can I get past this? [more inside]
posted by sockypuppeteer on Oct 30, 2012 - 11 answers

What should I do about this guy?

What should I do about this guy? I'll preface this by saying I have pretty much no prior experience, so I'm not sure about what's considered "normal" in terms of communication (FYI this is a little long)... [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on Oct 26, 2012 - 28 answers

Dealing with insecurity in the BDSM/poly life

BDSMfilter: Newbie male bottom + experienced poly top = insecurity vortex! Help! [more inside]
posted by RockPuppet on Oct 22, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I get my friend to stop "joking" about things that aren't funny?

I have a friend who makes a point of expressing how much he likes really poisonous people from my past until I lay out for him the precise reason I (often) find even the mention of said person upsetting. These people are his acquaintances at best. He does this for every/any person he knows I find really upsetting. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by skermunkil on Oct 20, 2012 - 56 answers

How can I pass as a normal person?

Pretending to be normal. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Oct 5, 2012 - 28 answers

Online communication tool for small team

What is a good online communication tool for a small group? [more inside]
posted by allison00 on Oct 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Leadership is defined by results, not attributes.

I'm looking for books about reluctant leaders who went on to demonstrate outstanding leadership. Both current and historical figures accepted. [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Sep 10, 2012 - 18 answers

I'm so meta that my brain don't fit

Help me increase my metacognition. How can I best guess when my understanding of a task is adequate to the task? [more inside]
posted by LogicalDash on Sep 4, 2012 - 15 answers

Is he or isn't he "into it"?

He's just not that into you. How much of this is true and how can one ever really know? Scenario/question after the jump. [more inside]
posted by patientpatient on Aug 30, 2012 - 23 answers

Why doesn't my boyfriend respond to my jokes and stories?

Sometimes I can't tell if my boyfriend likes me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2012 - 48 answers

How to interact with the person my wife had an emotional affair with?

My wife has been having an emotional affair with another man, a married co-worker. Help me get what I want out of my first social interaction with him since the news broke. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2012 - 44 answers

This is a joke, right?

Rather out of the blue, my husband of 7 years brought up the baby question, about 5 years after our last conversation on the topic. I came back to him later that evening with one "neutral" (and sufficient) class of reasons why I was not interested in forming another babby: I don't want to give up my current freedoms to go back to the baby/preschooler parenting lifestyle. But behind that there is a big pile of more emotionally charged reasons that I didn't mention, and I don't know if I should. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Aug 15, 2012 - 38 answers

How should I act when I think that we might break up?

How should one act in a relationship when you are thinking of breaking up with them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2012 - 10 answers

productive social justice

How can I assert my support of issues that matter to me without going hog wild and kicking a lot of people out of my life? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 4, 2012 - 34 answers

Diplomatic and tactful

In what ways are you diplomatic and tactful in your relationship? What areas do you tread lightly and how do you do that? How do you use persuasion in your relationship to get what you want? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Aug 1, 2012 - 27 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

How I am myself

Are there any really good self-assessments online? [more inside]
posted by discopolo on Jul 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Collaboration Communication Issues

Looking for communication strategies in a tricky management situation, as well as general management resources. [more inside]
posted by House of Leaves of Grass on Jul 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Relationship Angst

Our communication sucks. What can I do about this? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jul 23, 2012 - 33 answers

Fixing general marital communication issues

I feel like my marriage is falling apart. It's not because we don't love each other, but I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2012 - 37 answers

All this over a ham sandwich?

Please help me figure out what I should have done differently in this argument with my boyfriend. It gets long, sorry. [more inside]
posted by guessthis on Jul 18, 2012 - 74 answers

What's between letting things go and leaving over them?

Needs and Boundaries: What is the space between "I suppose I can let this go" and "this is an utter dealbreaker; do this thing or I'll have to end this relationship" - and what do you do about negotiating things in that space? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2012 - 27 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

He's still mad

Didn't return an aquaintance's call back and he's still mad 2 years later. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2012 - 22 answers

Strategies for redirecting interviews

I'm looking for strategies and tips you use to interrupt, re-direct and control interviews with chatty folk. [more inside]
posted by mossicle on Jul 4, 2012 - 11 answers

How do you communicate Enterprise IT outages?

How do you communicate your internal IT outages? [more inside]
posted by multiphrenic on Jun 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me stand my ground against my ex.

I may have to see my abusive ex soon. Help me cope. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jun 22, 2012 - 66 answers

Facebook's Skewing My Sense of Real Friendship

I'm a supportive, loyal, and giving friend. My friends do not treat me the same way. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jun 9, 2012 - 45 answers

Help and angsty feminist parent talk with the school and her daughter.

My daughter has repeatedly brought home books from the school library that I have a problem with. I'm a feminist and I'm anti-censorship. I'm lost. [more inside]
posted by taff on Jun 6, 2012 - 146 answers

Concrete illustrations of complex theories

Other examples of true stories like Krugman's babysitting co-op and Radford's POW camp that illustrate complex and abstract truths, theories, and ideas with concrete language and more tangible, familiar, or interesting situations? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Jun 6, 2012 - 6 answers

I have a tricky situation involving a past acquaintance that I'd like to get some opinions on

I have a tricky situation involving a past acquaintance that I'd like to get some opinions on. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on May 23, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I convince my wife to come to marriage counselling sessions with me?

I'm trying to convince my wife to attend marriage counselling with me, but I'm having a hard time doing so. Her opinion of marriage counselling (based on what she's read online) is that it's a waste of money and that a marriage counsellor would "only tell us what we already know." When I've pointed out that a marriage counsellor is there to help facilitate communication, her response has been "if we need a facilitator to help us communicate we're fucked anyway." Reasons for needing counselling + bonus snowflakery inside. Apologies; it turned into a bit of a mind-dumpy wall of text. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2012 - 21 answers

I need to be plugged in while in Europe.

US resident here who has traveled extensively to Europe...pre 1990. Haven't been back since and will likely need to travel to Europe at least 2 times for > 1 week each trip in the coming year. Might be as many as four trips. Back in the day, one's only contact with home was via landline/long distance calling cards etc.. Now there are cellphones, computers, wifi, skype, and the need for on the go data. To be clear, I need to be as nearly plugged into the "grid" as I am while at home. What are modern day US-to-Europe travelling hacks, particularly in regards to staying plugged in? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on May 20, 2012 - 12 answers

Make me less of an academic island!

I'm a PhD student, and I'd like to do more academic networking over email. How does this work, and what should the emails sound like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers


Do I ask for something more or just let it flow? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on May 15, 2012 - 15 answers

What digital communications technology relied on underground biscuit tins?

Searching for an incredibly obscure (and hence impractical?) communications technology I saw outlined in a BBC Micro User or Acorn User magazine in the 8-bit era. Difficulty: biscuit tin. [more inside]
posted by Leon on May 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Reflection on genuflection

Is it rude to kneel down when speaking to someone in a wheelchair? [more inside]
posted by AlliKat75 on Apr 24, 2012 - 18 answers

All I ask is an email, damn it!

For those of you who don't contact your SO every day - and for those of you who got used to a SO who goes radio silent: Help! I'd love some perspective. [more inside]
posted by mylittlepoppet on Apr 19, 2012 - 50 answers

Anonymous SMS to Twitter

I want to create a number to send text messages (SMS) which will then post all the messages onto a Twitter feed... [more inside]
posted by iamck on Apr 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me learn to swallow my pride

How can I learn to not take others' success/intelligence as an affront to my own? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 - 22 answers

How do I communicate better with my dad?

I need some advice on how to communicate better with my dad and hopefully improve our relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Long Distance Rates For the Late Seventies and Early Eighties?

How much did long distance telephone calls cost in the late 1970s and early 1980s? I'm mainly interested in hearing about rates for the USA but data from other countries would be welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Mar 31, 2012 - 21 answers

How do I express to my partner I'd like him to do thoughtful things for me without making him feel bad.?

How do I express to my partner I'd like him to do thoughtful things for me without making him feel bad? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I deal with a workplace bully?

Help me crack a communication enigma and figure out how to deal with a workplace bully. [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Mar 21, 2012 - 27 answers

Do you surrender your right to privacy when you contact someone in jail?

Do you surrender your right to privacy when you contact someone in jail? [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Mar 17, 2012 - 7 answers

I want to write-up, but Academic Research has re-wired my brain!

The way I research (academic or otherwise) is increasingly incompatible with the tools I have. Reams of handwritten notebooks, and hundreds of word docs vs a highly tagged website only add to my self-created confusion. I'm drawn to Tinderbox software as a possible solution, but as an adamant PC user I'm locked out. How do you order your research? / How to write-up my PhD now my brain is fried? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 16, 2012 - 10 answers

I'm never wrong, you're never right

is it a red flag if a person never thinks they're wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 - 66 answers

Probably-not-an-STD-but-not-sure-yet -- what now?

Please help me figure out how I should tell my girlfriend about my probably-not-an-STD-freakout-moment. [NSFW] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 - 15 answers

The recovering addict and the… sports addict? What is this?

The recovering addict and the… sports addict? Is this level of interest in sports normal? How can I not take the backseat to sports, while remaining considerate of his feelings as he deals with me dealing with multiple health issues? [more inside]
posted by overyourhead on Mar 15, 2012 - 26 answers

How can I move forward without holding him back?

How do I talk to my fiance about the imbalances in our relationship? [more inside]
posted by guessthis on Mar 15, 2012 - 74 answers

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