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Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.

How do you get over having to ask for what you want in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 - 40 answers

What are you talking about?

Can you help me understand and deal with this dynamic between me and my partner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 47 answers

Getting good directions

Freelancers: help me help my clients with communication. [more inside]
posted by bryon on Jan 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Apparently I've wandered into a Love Triangle...how to get out?

Fell for someone, thought it was over and started to move on, now maybe it isn't?? Lots of complexities and juicy details inside (long, naturally) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2011 - 10 answers

What is the most effective technique for making oneself understood by non-native English speakers?

I only speak English and I live in a country where much of the English spoken is devoid of plurals and tenses and has a very limited vocabulary. In order to communicate most effectively, would I be better off speaking in technically correct sentences or simplifying my speech similarly? [more inside]
posted by m1ndsurfer on Jan 17, 2011 - 20 answers

How do I tell my long term boyfriend what I like in bed?

How do I learn to be more sexually communicative/assertive about what I like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2011 - 16 answers

Headphone conversion

I need to know how to adapt a media headset(koss sb49) to use with a cordless landline phone.I have adapted 2-3.5 male ends down to 1-3.5 male end and the single 3.5 to a male 2.5.When i plug it in to the handset I have plenty of volumn but also a good bit of feedback.Do I need different plug or an amp or what?I am hard of hearing and need the full over the ear headphones to block out as much background noise as I can.
posted by bswartzel on Jan 15, 2011 - 3 answers

How to compare communication methods?

In terms of bandwidth, how might we compare, various mediums? [more inside]
posted by matholio on Jan 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Rejecting your core values, but not you

Can I make a religious friend okay with not-religious me? Sorry, long... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 - 54 answers

Which communication channels make sense for reaching students?

I want to provide as many different communication channels between my students and me this semester. Which ones should I use? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Jan 4, 2011 - 26 answers

round-faced straight-haired girl seeks haircut for long-term relationship!

Round-face haircut suggestions, help, and probably emotional counseling needed. How can I articulate what I want my hair to look like? Any ideas for straight hair + round face haircuts? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Dec 27, 2010 - 23 answers

Talks too much, but is never heard...

How do I improve communication with my wife given a history of anger issues, bad assumption, and best of intentions on both sides? [more inside]
posted by Koffeeman on Dec 26, 2010 - 50 answers

Seasonal gift giving dilemma

Did I give her an xmas gift? Should I be giving her a(n another) xmas gift? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Dec 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Facebook: School Me

I'm a parent volunteer who's now in charge of my school's Facebook page. Please help me learn about the most effective ways to promote and communicate about my school this way. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Dec 9, 2010 - 9 answers

What does it mean when people "miss the point?"

What does it mean when I'm talking to people and they "miss the point?" [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Dec 9, 2010 - 39 answers

Sometimes It's Sweet. Sometimes It's Sour!

What is going on here??? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Dec 6, 2010 - 29 answers

Help me reign this talker in so I can get to know him better.

We all hear about too little communication during dating and a relationship. How about the reverse? Help me assert my need for less communication in a new friendship/potential relationship. [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Dec 5, 2010 - 34 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

I need to become more articulate

I have a lot of trouble expressing myself in clear and effective language, especially technically, which is hurting me in my job search. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Ex and "best friend" won't talk to me anymore, why?

Why won't my ex talk to me? And how can I be okay with this? Give me insight based on your experience. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2010 - 36 answers

Should I text this stranger?

Yesterday I received a text message from an excited stranger asking me whether I was ready for some sort of meet-up (possibly a first date) tomorrow (today). I duly yet tongue-in-cheekly informed her that she had the wrong number. Now I'm wondering, on a scale from stalker/freak/weirdo to fun/random/friendly, how inappropriate would it be for me to follow up tomorrow, asking if it went as well as she hoped? (Obviously in a humorous and "I'm aware of how random this is" kinda way) [more inside]
posted by spr on Nov 15, 2010 - 95 answers

Need better solution for keeping everyone on the team in the loop...

How to share time-sensitive information and decision-making with a fast-moving, cellphone-toting, virtually and asynchronously connected team? Team of university student leaders needs a better way of staying connected between meetings with each other and faculty advisors. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Nov 15, 2010 - 3 answers

I have no mouth and I must perform maintenance on my brain

Fellow communication-challenged mefites: how do you work around your communication problems to participate effectively in therapy? Often I find that regardless of whether I have my thoughts lined up or not, I cannot. get. words. out, as though someone cut the circuit between my brain and my mouth. So far I've had no luck circumventing the issue by writing things down; same problem. It's inhibiting my ability to (a) convey the severity of the problems I'm experiencing and (b) address them adequately if we happen to hit upon relevant topics by chance. TL;DR details inside, but that's the gist -- any suggestions for other work-arounds? [more inside]
posted by dorque on Nov 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Is it possible to refurbish this mess into a more reasonable friendship? If so, how?

At baseline, I'm terrible with keeping in touch even with uncomplicatedly good friends. This situation is far from uncomplicated, though. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 - 21 answers

Boy vs. Girl in the World Series of Love

Husband vs. Wife. The challenge? "In a typical household situation, does every statement you make or question you ask require a verbal or visual response from the other person?" [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Nov 9, 2010 - 108 answers

We Communicate!

"I loved that place. They really knew how to communicate with their employees." Have you ever thought this or said this? [more inside]
posted by hecho de la basura on Oct 28, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I get my subordinates to reply to e-mail consistently?

How do I get my subordinates to reply to my e-mails? I work remotely, but they don't. I need to know that they've read what I send them. Details about work situation below. [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Oct 25, 2010 - 61 answers

Help me get mad in Japanese?

Is it possible for a foreigner living in Japan to express his/her dissatisfaction with a work situation? [more inside]
posted by TrishaLynn on Oct 24, 2010 - 7 answers

The strong, silent type does not compute.

He asked for a break until we see eachother again in six weeks. That's coming up this weekend. Having a hard time getting perspective and feeling out how to approach the meeting. [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Oct 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Sign Languages to Facilitate Communication in an Institutional Setting

Recently corrections officials at a local prison turned down a proposal from the inmates for an ASL (American Sign Language) program, on the grounds that teaching inmates to communicate non-verbally was a security risk. This got me thinking: Wouldn't there already be non-verbal languages commonly used in prisons? Gang members, who are well-represented in prison populations, have systems of hang signals, would there be institutional variations? Have non-verbal communication systems been used in other institutional settings, like POW or concentration camps? Obviously, a universal cross-institutional language is unlikely, but any resources, web or book-based dealing with the topic of non-verbal communication in prisons or similar settings would be much appreciated.
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Oct 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me help us?

RelationshipFilter: Is writing a letter to your SO ok, in addition to face-to-face? If so, help a kid out. [more inside]
posted by hubble on Oct 6, 2010 - 19 answers

moving e-romance from IM to phone(or skype)?

crush on internet guy-he hardly ever wants to voicechat. what should i do? [more inside]
posted by achtland on Oct 4, 2010 - 26 answers

What technology solution can I use to communicate from room to room?

What technology solution can I use to communicate from room to room? [more inside]
posted by micawber on Sep 27, 2010 - 17 answers

Son of Who?

Odd religious reference in official business communication—what to do? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Sep 24, 2010 - 20 answers

Nacho email address

What, if anything, should I do about the woman who thinks my Gmail address is hers? Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Sep 23, 2010 - 55 answers

(brotherly) pride and (anti-gay) prejudice and (avoiding sibling rivalry issues returning like) zombies

Calling adult younger siblings with older siblings who sometimes annoy them (and anyone else with an opinion on said matters): I'm proud of my gay younger brother for a stand he's taken (some would say finally); should/how I express this to him without accidentally being patronizing? Long details within. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Sep 14, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I get my husband to sleep in bed with me?

My husband falls asleep in front of the TV four or five nights a week. He says this is the only way he can get to sleep. I hate sleeping alone and this has become a Big Issue. Should I let this go and if not, how can I communicate more effectively? [more inside]
posted by fantoche on Sep 10, 2010 - 49 answers

How to stop feeling ditched for the party?

Last night I called my boyfriend, completely distraught and partially crying. He said he'd call me back, but he never did. He went to a party instead. I feel completely unimportant to him. Am I being too sensitive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2010 - 54 answers

Why can't I get rid of the song in my head?

Someone just sang a stupid song, to himself; he sits next to me at work. Which raises a question: Why do songs get stuck in our brains for days? What is the scientific explanation for this phenomena? Is it an affect of modern life on the individual? Do we fear of loneliness?
posted by lipsum on Aug 31, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I make a budget we can BOTH stick to?

Our household income has been cut in half in the last six months and although we theoretically have enough money to get buy, we keep running out. We're really bad at this. Help? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by threeturtles on Aug 21, 2010 - 36 answers

How do you handle the silent fade away from a person you spoke with for hours a day?

How do you handle the silent fade away from a person you spoke with for hours a day? [more inside]
posted by boostershot on Aug 21, 2010 - 17 answers

How do Peace Corps (or similar) volunteers communicate their experiences in the field?

What tools do Peace Corps (or similar) volunteers use to communicate their experiences in the field? I'm especially looking for creative uses of digital/web communication tools: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs, etc.. Bonus points for any good examples. Thanks!
posted by charmston on Aug 18, 2010 - 5 answers

This post took a week to write. Seriously.

How to be less flaky when it comes to communicating with friends? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Aug 9, 2010 - 16 answers

Bills, bills, bills.

My roommate is overcharging me on utilities, and I feel a bit misled. How can I address this with her? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Aug 8, 2010 - 29 answers

Avoiding heartache

How to resolve relationship issue regarding how to communicate and support one another in times of crisis. [more inside]
posted by EmbarrassingQuestionsSockpuppet on Jul 31, 2010 - 15 answers

How bad is the 2010 job market?

I have had 3 job interviews in the last 2 months but have received no offer? Is this regular for this market or do I have issues with my interviewing skills? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2010 - 23 answers

Americans who will be travelling in Canada seeking cheapest phone options

My husband and I will be travelling to Canada next month (previously) and are wondering what our cheapest bet is for cell phones. We don't care so much about calling home to the US, but it would be nice to be able to make brief calls and send texts to each other. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jun 24, 2010 - 7 answers

How to be more sexually communicative and experimental with my partner?

My partner has a wild sexual history and would like to incorporate threesomes into our sex life. I am not comfortable with this idea at all. Do these sort of discrepancies point to some sort of sexual incompatibility? (Many more details insides . . . NSFW.) [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Jun 24, 2010 - 50 answers

How to tell boyfriend of my depression?

How to tell boyfriend about depression? [more inside]
posted by hubble on Jun 18, 2010 - 19 answers

When do I tell new partners about erectile dysfunction?

When (and how) do I tell new romantic partners about my erectile dysfunction? How would you react to a guy telling you this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 14 answers

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