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Boyfriend's ex is seriously ill

My boyfriend's ex has leukemia. While she could recover if her bone marrow transplant is successful, there is a strong possibility that she could die. My boyfriend is very sad about her illness. This seems completely natural, and I want to be supportive. But at the same time, I am uncomfortable with what he has told me about his feelings. Are these feelings romantic? If not, how can I support him? [more inside]
posted by Triscuitier on May 27, 2014 - 40 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

I am in a strange situation. Around 8 or so months ago I met a man on a message board. We started private contact and things quickly turned romantic. He lives in another country that I will be visiting in a few months. There are some concerns in if I should bail now or go through with the meeting. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2013 - 30 answers

How to handle loved one going on tour?

My fiancé is going on tour in support of a major pop act. This means consecutive three-month absences for the next year (maybe two) as she performs. This is her calling and her art and I support it 100%. Still, I dread her long absence and I am going to miss her as fiercely as I love her. I'm looking for ways to maintain our strength, equality, and communication, and to stave off problems that must arise. Particularly advice, anecdotes, and specific things that helped your (similar) relationship - or hurt it.
posted by fake on Sep 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Can you help me, I'm loved up over someone Down Under?

How to bring a Melbourne woman a little romance from half a world away? [more inside]
posted by Callicvol on Feb 6, 2013 - 10 answers

when to hang on, when to bail

when to hang on, and when to bail, when there is a lot of love, but also coldness [more inside]
posted by frequently on Jan 29, 2013 - 11 answers

Can you really be addicted to a certain kind of sadness?

Can you really be addicted to a certain kind of sadness? Ugh...I hate that song. My boyfriend has serious intimacy issues but is trying to work on them. I feel intermittently insecure/frustrated/sad/angry and I don't know how much longer I can take it... [more inside]
posted by entropy33 on Nov 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Am I crazy for feeling this way?

Are we incompatible and am I overreacting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 36 answers

Have you ever successfully fought for a relationship that you knew was worth saving? How did it work out?

Have you ever successfully fought for a relationship that you knew was worth saving? How did it work out? [more inside]
posted by newlyminted on Apr 28, 2011 - 24 answers

He lives on the west coast. I live on the east coast. Do I try or do I move on?

He lives on the west coast. I live on the east coast. Its the most passionate relationship I have ever been in, except we never talk when we're apart. Do I try or do I move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2010 - 14 answers

I'd like to help my distant brother.

Family Drama Filter: How do I connect with my disconnected brother? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 18 answers

Well worth it or just a waste of time?

Will taking the saying "it's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all" too seriously lead a person to self-sabotage, specifically when they know the affair is doomed from the start? [more inside]
posted by afabulousbeing on May 7, 2009 - 27 answers

Summer of Love, Autumn of Love? Never of Love?

Love, intimacy, sexual frustration, distance, inaction... help me deal with the complexities of it all. [more inside]
posted by curagea on Jul 31, 2008 - 19 answers

Should I let my girlfriend move across the country to be with me?

Met girl abroad, corresponded for several months, met again, got together, started living together as soon as I got back to the states. Now I've moved across the country, and she's set to follow soon. I'm not sure I want her to. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2007 - 42 answers

My girlfriend wants to spend more time together than I do.

My girlfriend wants to spend more time together than I do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2007 - 18 answers

Long distance hurt

Can it be fixed? Long distance heartache question [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2007 - 15 answers

Am I being fair?

Is this long distance relationship fair to her? [more inside]
posted by coreb on Oct 2, 2006 - 29 answers

Don't let distance become a barrier to the love of my grandfather

My seventy-seven year old grandfather, maker of pierogies and violins, will have his bladder removed this Friday to help stop the spread of cancer. What can I do to keep him positive? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jul 5, 2006 - 15 answers

Beneath a bean-stalk..

My ex-girlfriend is visiting me for about a week in July. [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on Jun 6, 2006 - 23 answers

Is she the one?

I am in love with a long time friend. Do you think it would be emotionally/ otherwise risky to go visit her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2005 - 46 answers

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