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Parental drama - and we're supposedly adults.

My (divorced) father is having a family party in a few weeks to celebrate his retirement. Due to recent actions he has taken against my mother, my younger brother will not attend, and is in fact not speaking to our father right now. Several people at the party are liable to bring this all up. How do I diffuse this drama so it doesn't blow up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2014 - 42 answers

Family drama about to come to a head. Help me head it off

I stopped speaking to a family member due to a unhealthy dynamic that had been going on for years now. We're both invited to a family event we both want to attend. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2014 - 20 answers

Here we go again...?

My long-term partner and I had relationship problems, spent some time apart, and are in the process of getting our lives back into one home. Now that I've moved my stuff back in, problems that I thought we'd dealt with are happening again. Is it time to go back to therapy or is there something else I can be doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2013 - 44 answers

What to do when the sickener hits?

How does one handle sudden epiphanies about relationships, the kind of ones that happen when waking one morning and completely reverse your feelings from the night before? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2013 - 24 answers

Your doubt about my lack of doubts is giving me doubts

I'm currently in the process of moving in with my girlfriend of ~2 years. Everything was going smoothly, but now that I'm half moved in she's scared every day that I'm going to think I've made a mistake. How can I best move forward here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2013 - 17 answers

I want to help you with your pain but it makes my pain hurt, too.

I'm four months into a fairly intense relationship, and drama and mental health issues have reared their ugly heads. As someone who has had recent mental health problems of my own, I'm feeling a little shaky about the whole thing; can the hive mind give me another perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2013 - 13 answers

On the brink of divorce, don't know what the hell to do about our cat

I think my marriage may be irreparably broken. The idea of splitting up is agonizing, but if things don't turn around soon, I can't stay. But. I don't know what to do about our cat, and it's tearing me apart. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2013 - 39 answers

Merry Christmas to you, you, you, you, but not you

Please hope me. Christmas is important to my mother, but it over the last few years it has turned into something that she can’t stand. It has gotten to the point that she doesn’t even want to have the Traditional Family Christmas at their house anymore. She loves Christmas and this is breaking her heart. Our family needs the help of Metafilter. This is anonymous because there’s enough drama already. Christmassy flurries within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2012 - 41 answers

family drama

My semi-troubled sibling finally pulled the "I want to live with dad!" card. What should my mom do? How can I support her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I keep this friendship, and should I even try?

What to do about a close friend who seems to have become an alcoholic--and cemented his new status of "repeatedly gets so drunk he black-outs" in my mind by telling me details of his sexual fantasies involving myself and his wife (my former best friend)? Bonus features: super long background story! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2012 - 34 answers

Crush bringing out my inner high schooler.

I have a crush on a pub trivia friend, and its bringing out the worst in me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Stop the Snark

A friend of mine recently started working at a gym. This gym offers "coaching" where employees/volunteers advise you on what to eat and your exercise habits. The issue with my friend is that she is constantly gossiping to me about clients and their weight/eating issues/laziness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2012 - 24 answers

Help! Fiance wants my ex, his friend, in wedding party.

[WeddingDramaFilter] My fiance wants his best friend, my ex, who may still be in love with me, in the wedding party. And it gets more complex from there. Help me figure it all out! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 - 36 answers

Can I ask my girl to stop talking to her cheater exes?

Is it unreasonably controlling of me to ask my girlfriend to not initiate online contact with a specific set of ex-boyfriends, namely those that she has cheated on her (ex-) husband or other boyfriends with? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 - 51 answers

Why can't we just all get along?

How do I navigate this potentially dramatic work/friends situation? Snowflakes and a long backstory ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Requesting advice from sensible people: how to navigate sensitive dramatic issue

I had an abortion years ago. Now, years later, I am being accused of "faking" the abortion, and am being harassed via social media sites. Help me figure out how to navigate this situation with dignity and class. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 - 57 answers

No. You really ARE crazy.

Rejectionfilter: I'm not that into him, told him and now he's causing drama. How do I navigate this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 - 33 answers

How to deal with interpersonal work drama while leaving a job?

How to deal with interpersonal work drama while leaving a job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 - 37 answers

just about ready to quit

How do you deal with the haters - especially when you're outnumbered and they've got more power than you? Anon due to possible personal/career risks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 - 29 answers

My father is angry, my family is upset, and I feel responsible. What can I do?

My father has anger issues and my family's reactions makes me feel like everything is falling apart. Can I do anything? If I can't, what can I do to cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 - 23 answers

How do I deal with an explosive worker?

I got out of a freelance client meeting last night and I'm still shaken up about it. A coworker was visibly furious with me, and I'm still not understanding what the hell happened. I want to know what my next moves should be. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 - 22 answers

I just want to go to work happy...

Work drama! How to integrate two distinct factions in a new team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 - 5 answers

The Road to Hell is Paved with Surprise Parties

Should I apologize for not inviting everyone to the party? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 - 27 answers

Sinking ship or uncertain waters?

I'm in love with my girlfriend. I'm in love with my best friend. Kindly bludgeon me with advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 - 35 answers

How do you solve a problem like Roberto?

Should I just give up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 45 answers

how to talk to a woman somewhat scorned

A (once?) good friend has been flipping out after I started dating someone. How do I go about talking to her without feeling like I'm talking to a wall? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 35 answers

Where to submit an audio drama you created

Are there any contests, websites, or similar things out there where I can submit a radio drama (audio dramatic monologue) that I created, and possibly share it with others? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2011 - 7 answers

He wants a wedding and I don't. Help!

The thought of planning a wedding makes me (female, mid-twenties) want to break out into hives. Problem: my (male, mid-twenties) partner LOVES weddings and desperately wants one. HELP! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 - 40 answers

She snooped in my Gchat and read unflattering things. Now she's mad. What to do?

Law school student org drama. I'm the Pres of a very active student org. My VP is a good egg, but she's been acting "off" as late. I was talking with my Treas to figure out how to confront her about how she's been behaving. Plot twist: I then caught my VP snooping through my Gchat with the Treasurer. She didn't like what she saw. What's the best course of action, to help out all of us? Long explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 - 27 answers

I feel totally aimless and adviser-less in this, my last year of Ph.D. coursework. How did this happen? How do I fix it? Sorry if this is a bit long.

I feel totally aimless and adviser-less in this, my last year of Ph.D. coursework. How did this happen? How do I fix it? Sorry if this is a bit long. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Family Font Feud. What to do?

Upon my homecoming, I find my family in a nasty feud. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 - 21 answers

Family gift trainwreck

How do I extricate myself from a family gift trainwreck with the least impact? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 - 24 answers

The more the merrier or Hey! Stop Trying to Steal My Social Life!

I'm a grown adult who seems to have blundered into a situation straight out of the 6th grade - a casual friend met through another friend seems to rapidly working her way through several people's social networks. When is it "the more the merrier" and when is it compulsive friend poaching? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Support group drama, what to do?

My support group is having some drama that is making me uncomfortable. The leader is involved with the drama, so I don't feel I can go to them. I still feel the group is beneficial for me, should I stick it out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 - 7 answers

boston/cambridge professional writing group

I'm looking to find and join a Cambridge/Boston writing group comprised of (other) professional / experienced writers and producers of film and television. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2010 - 4 answers

How to deal with someone unhinged who has threatened our reputation?

Need some advice on dealing with a mentally ill person over whom I have no control. Several months ago, I along with other people that I know, agreed to help someone put on a show. We run our own community theater company, and we have a lot of contacts – volunteers of all stripes, a couple of professional people, etc. Without detailing everything to the point of giving myself away, there were points along the way where we really thought we should quit, but this person was a friend, and we thought it would work itself out. Long story short, it has not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Getting space from a high-drama friend

I've decided to distance myself from a high-drama friend. How can I transition from close friends to distant friends, with a minimum of unhappiness for both of us? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 18 answers

How can I salvage a friendship when I can't be around her boyfriend?

How do I salvage a friendship in an awkward situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2009 - 15 answers

I can't afford my family's Christmas expectations, how to handle this appropriately?

My husband lost his job, we're not sure how we're going to pay the rent in January, and my family is being assholes about Christmas gifts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 64 answers

how to get over this friendship/relationship/whatever that was

how to get over this friendship/relationship/whatever that was [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2009 - 13 answers

How to deal with his friendship with a former lover?

(RelationshipFilter) My now boyfriend used to sleep with a good friend of his, while he was dating me. How do I deal with my feelings about him hanging out with her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 - 49 answers

Explaining Dysfunction and Estrangment to the Mayberry Set.

How to explain family estrangement to in-laws and other folks? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2009 - 23 answers

How do I re-start/maintain a relationship with my father while my mother is cheating on him and he doesn't know?

How do I re-start/maintain a relationship with my father while my mother is cheating on him and he doesn't know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Let's not go get drunk.

How can I get my mind off of this girl? Looking for healthy suggestions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2009 - 24 answers

Dealing with in-laws during separation?

We are recently separated (with lots of drama), and our families and friends don't know. How do I deal with my brother in law asking to stay with “us” for a while, since he suddenly got a job in our town? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2009 - 45 answers

Baby, someone is crazy and it's you

Personal Drama Filter: One of my best friends doesn't understand why all his friends keep leaving him. I do. Long, dramatic explanation after the jump. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I need to deal with this? Do I cut ties?

We were friends-more than friends-back to friends (his call, not mine). Externally I have handled it well, I think. Internally, I am splitting - either limerant or indifferent. Oh, his mom has cancer too... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2009 - 11 answers

How should I deal with my on-again, off-again relationship? Should I try to fix it, or should I just break up with her? (Ridiculously long and detail-heavy question.)

How should I deal with my on-again, off-again relationship? Should I try to fix it, or should I just break up with her? (Ridiculously long and detail-heavy question.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2009 - 22 answers

It wasn't real, so why does it matter?

Why would I get all obsessy about someone I never met? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2008 - 18 answers

Who the heck's my pop?

How can I determine, with access to limited biological data, if my father is not who I thought he was? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2008 - 10 answers

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