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Help me deal with my mentally ill father, who I still need to talk to.

How should I go about handling my (very) mentally ill father who goes through (primarily) emotionally/psychologically abusive phases with anyone he holds a relationship with? Completely cutting off contact is probably not a solution for a few reasons. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2009 - 23 answers

Mobile phone with dual SIM, wifi and SIP protocol support

Do you know mobile producers which provide dual SIM mobiles with wifi supporting SIP protocol? [more inside]
posted by fifigyuri on Oct 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Leadership/Communication Books

Can you recommend a good book about leadership and/or communication skills? [more inside]
posted by MorningPerson on Sep 23, 2009 - 9 answers

best book for a new kitten

Looking for the perfect book to give people who adopt our foster kittens. Hoping for one which will lead to a fabulous relationship and rich life for both the people and the kittens. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Sep 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Phone communication and keeping it off the books

I and another person need to communicate with each other via phone and text in a manner that does not appear on our regular phone bills, how do we accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2009 - 16 answers

I like to make plans, he doesn't. What now?

What do you do when one partner likes to make advance plans and the other likes to be spontaneous, in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by CatherineK on Aug 25, 2009 - 26 answers

List of forms of communication?

I'm trying to make an large/exhaustive list of different types of human communication, especially (but not at all limited to) the digital variety. Help me out? [more inside]
posted by Jebdm on Aug 15, 2009 - 26 answers

Emotional intelligence and ability to be in a relationship

My bf calls me cold. I am 29 and he is 34. The only other time this has happened to me was when I was a child. My grandmother and aunt (they raised me) used the same word to describe me. I generally consider myself an emotional person. Not touchy feely or especially warm. But, at any given moment I can laugh about anything or cry about something. I can intuit other peoples moods easily. I am definitely an introvert and would hardly ever choose to spend time with other people if I can be alone. I love to be alone. These days my relationship with my family is pretty good. I see them every couple of weeks. I don’t have friends and I am not social but I do get along with people without any problems. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 50 answers

When has instant access to information saved you?

When has instant access to information saved you? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Aug 12, 2009 - 21 answers

Pointers on the practice of poise

How do I become more calm, or at least appear to be more calm? [more inside]
posted by thisjax on Jul 29, 2009 - 20 answers

Is it possible to help someone become a better communicator/conversationalist without offending him?

Is it possible to help someone become a better communicator/conversationalist without offending him? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jul 28, 2009 - 22 answers

Politely communicating that your site needs a total makeover

How does a lowly unpaid blog contributor tell his/her bosses that the whole site needs a major redesign? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

I think I need to change my career. Is teaching the right one for me?

Should I go in to teaching? What's it like teaching primary (up to 11-12 year old kids)? Do you get to do much science? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Mom: I'm not going to call you back.

MomFilter: help me deal with mine! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 - 32 answers

What conversations are a MUST before two people get married?

What conversations are a MUST before two people get married? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Jul 7, 2009 - 58 answers

WW1 Aviation Communications

How did pilots communicate with each other in World War 1? [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Jun 22, 2009 - 4 answers

why twitter

What benefit is there to a twitter account - if I already text via my cell phone and have a myspace account?
posted by mareli on Jun 19, 2009 - 31 answers

Is it over-analyzing or just being smart in dating?

Am I over-analyzing or being rightfully cautious in dating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 29 answers

Is there anything else I can do? If not, help me let it go.

Is there any further action I can take to recoup the financial loss and and deal with the emotional frustration resulting from my university's swine-flu-panic decision to cancel a much-anticipated field research opportunity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How do we get our realtor to talk?

In January we moved across the country and put our house on the market. Our realtor is a friend of the family. I had misgivings about using a friend, but, he has helped us a lot in the last few years and I felt we should go with him. Since January he has contacted us twice, once to tell us about an open house and another time to ask a few questions from potential buyers. I email him about once a month and usually have to wait 2 - 3 days for a response. Often the response does not address our questions. Instead we get a brief personal greeting followed by what feels like a form response. I want to address his lack of communication, but, as this is the first time I've sold a house, I don't know what is reasonable to expect from a realtor. What level of communication is reasonable to expect given our location/situation?
posted by a22lamia on Jun 8, 2009 - 21 answers

Low rent, yet smooth

How can I gracefully take the first date down a notch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2009 - 27 answers

How to communicate with a loved one

Is there any reason why some people don't like to be "put on the spot" to answer questions? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on May 23, 2009 - 60 answers

Communication

How do people transmit that positive energy that makes you like them.
posted by page123 on May 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Work in the industry as a PhD or teach instead?

What starting salary can a recent graduate PhD in Mass Communication expect to make in the industry focusing on research (i.e., not teaching at a university)? [more inside]
posted by philrj on May 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Texting-talking etiquitte? Email ADD?

A friend of mine constantly texts and checks email on her phone when we're out together, which I find irksome. Am I right to think this is discourteous? Or am I behind the times? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2009 - 62 answers

I really am sincere. Help me look sincere.

My facial expressions don't match my emotions. Sometimes when I think I'm being friendly and warm, I actually look condescending, anxious or just weird. As far as I know I'm neither crazy nor autistic. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2009 - 21 answers

Armchair analysts, take a shot in the dark!

My boss is a very nice man with some very strange shortcomings that I cannot explain. Help me out with some wild conjecture. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Did we break up or not?

Two days after saying our relationship isn't going to work out, my boyfriend is communicating again with me, saying he was sorry about his behavior. Should I assume that we just had a heated discussion and said things in anger? Or should I assume he ended things and that this reach-out is a way to clear the air? [more inside]
posted by lunachick on Apr 22, 2009 - 20 answers

Distinct written and spoken languages

Are there any human cultures, past or present, which have developed completely (or largely) distinct spoken and written languages? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Apr 20, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me turn my contract job into a real job!

For a school-sponsored work-term, I'm currently working as a Software Developer for a very large software company, and I couldn't be happier at my job. Problem is, I'm nearing the halfway point of my one-year contract. How do I turn this into a full-time job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Kids masturbation talk time?

Help me talk to my son about masturbation! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 54 answers

don't condescend...

How does one properly use the term condescend (or condescending)? Is there a correct way? Is there a more popular way? It seems the word expresses two contradictory meanings. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Mar 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Pre-marital counseling in Chicago?

Any suggestions for a pre-marital counselor in Chicago? My fiance and I are doing a church wedding, and we are doing the Catholic pre-Cana requirements, but we actually think our church's requirements are too...minimal. [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Mar 10, 2009 - 3 answers

I didn't realise being in therapy was a skill

I feel like the punchline of a joke: on top of everything else, apparently I suck at therapy. I've given it a while - a year and a half - and I still can't do it properly. Now I'm at a loss. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2009 - 30 answers

Two disparate servers need to communicate

A Windows server needs to tell a Linux Web server to change the contents of a Web page. I don't know how the first can communicate this to the second, or how the second can then make the change. [more inside]
posted by davcoo on Feb 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Help.

How can I help a kid who won't help himself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2009 - 21 answers

Management 101: How do I communicate with a difficult person?

What are some tactics or tips to help me communicate effectively with an aggressive, negative person? [more inside]
posted by trunk muffins on Feb 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Why am I getting ignored by these two?

Why are these two males acting funny with me? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Feb 19, 2009 - 23 answers

How to encourage casual collaboration at work between different offices?

I'm part of a group of about 70 people (at a company of tens of thousands) spread across the country and we're having a hard time communicating, especially casually. Anyone have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Tilon on Feb 18, 2009 - 18 answers

How can I transfer my 'online communication skills' to the real world?

How can I transfer my 'online communication skills' to the real world? [more inside]
posted by 0217174 on Feb 15, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me figure out his intentions

Yet another dating question. Maintaining constant contact but not actually asking me out again - what's the deal? [more inside]
posted by longwalks on Jan 30, 2009 - 29 answers

Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer bought in USA? How to use in U.K?

Just returned from fabulous 2 week holiday in New York. I Brought back Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer from Staples costing $230. Unfortunately, I cannot use it in U.K., unless I plug voltage converter/transformer products. Has anyone else bought this set over there with more success? Any advice \ information appreciated. Please specify me What exact voltage converter product to buy & where to buy it from USA online store. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jan 28, 2009 - 4 answers

How I understand music reviews better and explain it to others ?

I listen to a lot of 'contemporary' music (not classical), but how do I better understand music reviews and explain what I hear to my friends and peers ? [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Jan 23, 2009 - 11 answers

What can I do with BA in communications?

Hi, I'm sophomore college student thinking about majoring in communications. When I get out of college what can I expect when I graduate? What kind of jobs will be open? What kind of demand can I expect? What kind of salary can I expect? Should I think about going on after college for some sort of further education?
posted by AZNsupermarket on Jan 23, 2009 - 19 answers

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

I find myself longing to be blunt about how I'm feeling and what I want in relationships, but I worry that I'll shoot myself in the foot if I don't play the dating game. Should I stop trafficking in ambiguity and try some plain dealing for a change? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Can Mr. Emotional and Ms. Practical learn to get along?

How does a very logical person deal effectively with someone who makes all their decisions on an emotional basis? I’m asking for the benefit of a friend who is a having a terrible time with her marriage, but I’ve also never had any success myself in dealing with people who make all their decisions on an emotional basis. I get very frustrated when someone insists on making the emotional choice even though it makes no practical sense, and especially when they won’t even take responsibility for the consequences of doing so. If any of you have had success in this type of interaction, I’d love to hear about it. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jan 20, 2009 - 41 answers

should i contact my friend's therapist reagarding decisions my friend is making?

Could/Should I contact my friend's therapist to deter my friend from making bad decisions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2009 - 34 answers

Um, honey....

How do I tell my SO that he smells bad? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2009 - 53 answers

How can I safely interact with the police?

What is the proper protocol to use when dealing with police officers? [more inside]
posted by esd on Jan 5, 2009 - 35 answers

How do I state my sexual preferences without sounding like a broken record?

How do I state my sexual preferences without sounding like a broken record? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2008 - 10 answers

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