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Trying to finally get over distrust of women--Stood up.

I am tremendously distrustful of women. My therapist has encouraged me to try again. I got stood up. I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 33 answers

How can I make her realize I'm not her ex-husband?

We're trying to get back together, but she has trust issues. How to overcome these? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I stop being afraid of women?

How do I, a lesbian woman, get over my fear of women? Ever since I was little I have had trouble making friends with women and it cripples my dating and friendship options. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2009 - 24 answers

Scream Therapy?

Why do women (predominantly) scream? Is it a conscious choice? What goes through their minds when they're screaming? I've noticed that young girls do it frequently while playing in the schoolyard I live near too. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Feb 25, 2008 - 44 answers


In another thread, somebody posted the following bit of advice to a 35 year old woman considering a very long car trip:

"if someone stops to help, stay in your car and from behind the closed window smile, tell them you've just called the highway patrol and that they'll be by in a minute... then thank them and wave them on"

I find this a pretty shocking piece of advice, and said so: "what kind of paranoid freak lives by this advice ... That's a pretty unpleasant mental space to be living in"

And JanetLand responded: "Frankly, that's what life is like for a woman. I try not to live there, but any letters sent there will definitely reach me."

So, here's my question - is this really where most women spend their mental lives? [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Aug 5, 2004 - 111 answers

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