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Our friendship never recovered - what can I learn?

I told my friend I'd developed feelings for her. She didn't reciprocate - but we said we'd still be friends. Within three weeks we're at each other's throats and now it's all over. What the heck happened? [more inside]
posted by Henners91 on Apr 2, 2014 - 103 answers

Best way to approach a girl in a library?

So I'm going to this library practically everyday to study (I can no longer study at home) and there's this girl who sits 5 meters or so from me in another table. We just stare at each other for seconds and then look away. [more inside]
posted by Attozes on Dec 20, 2013 - 28 answers

I feel like I've woken up with no friends - what can I do to get by?

I'm a 22 year old male. In the past month I've moved to a new area, lost my best friend and gone through a breakup. My friendship had been so broad and close that I neglected my other social connections. I'm also new in my job and haven't made any real connections there. Ultimately it feels like, in the span of a few weeks, I've lost all of my social outlets. I feel desperately lonely and unsure about what the hell I can do. I'd appreciate any advice on how to get through life day-by-day as I piece myself together. [more inside]
posted by Henners91 on Sep 3, 2013 - 19 answers

It didn't succeed...try, try again?

So one relationship didn't work out. Is it horribly rude to resume communicating with someone else who may know or be a friend with the other person? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Friend has a new boyfriend - am I overreacting? Am I too jealous?

I am jealous of the fact that my good friend is hardly around because she's got a new boyfriend. Very happy for her, but am very uncomfortable with my jealousy. Need some perspective and help dealing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2013 - 22 answers

How do you get over the one that got away, and deal with the regret?

How do you get over the one that got away, and deal with the regret? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Paging amateur Miss Manners..

Miss Manners filter: What to do when I feel like my friend/roommate is trying to drive a small wedge in my relationship. I can't decide what the "I'm afraid that won't be possible" is for this situation. Small wall o' text inside. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish on Oct 22, 2012 - 22 answers

How can I make sure past unrequited feelings never return and just try to remain friends?

I really need help in dealing with a situation of unrequited love with a best friend, to becoming complete strangers, and then back to best friends again. [more inside]
posted by stonecutters88 on Oct 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Makeout Romance to Friend Zone--Do I go to party now?

Should I go to a party even though I've been downgraded to "friend zone"? [more inside]
posted by LemonGardot on Jul 13, 2012 - 37 answers

How to get my coworker to back off?

How do I get my coworker to back off and remain in the friend zone that he so desperately tried to put me in? Now that I don't want him, he wants me! He never told me about his girlfriend, brought her up one day, lied and said he broke up with her, and now he's in my face. I don't see him in that way anymore though. How do I get him to see that? [more inside]
posted by lastcall17 on Jun 10, 2012 - 18 answers

Am I a total snob for being embarrassed by my friend's table habit?

Am I a total snob for being embarrassed by my friend's table habit? If so, how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 - 58 answers

I made out with a girl at a party, but I really like one of her close friend. What should I do?

I made out with a girl at a party, but I really like one of her close friend that was there too. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Nov 3, 2011 - 26 answers

Should I be upset over my girlfriend's relationship with her male friend?

Am I just being oversensitive? My girlfriend shares an apt with her cousin (male) whom she calls her best friend. I feel like the relationship is kind of creepy and closer than any best friend situation I've ever seen. He calls her 3-4 times a day, just to check in. She waits until late night to eat dinner with him even though she gets home at 5. They do everything together. [more inside]
posted by antipode12 on Apr 3, 2011 - 68 answers

Bed Fellows...

My friend is sharing my bed with me and I don't know how I should feel about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2011 - 65 answers

Help for a Very Late Bloomer

I am a guy who is inexperienced with relationships. I like a girl who has been my friend for couple of years. I don't know what her feelings are. We sometimes hang out together, but usually with other people. I want something more but don't know how to proceed. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Is it a crush or just being nice?

I think a friend of mine may have feelings for me, but I'm not sure how all that works nor what to do about it. Can you help a romantically clueless girl in the right direction? Details below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I talk sense into an ex of a friend?

My ladyfriend's ex is inviting himself to her birthday visit, how do I untangle this soap opera? [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Aug 31, 2010 - 25 answers

Should I continue to sleep with my best friend's sister?

Should I continue to sleep with my best friend's sister? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2009 - 59 answers

Sex with an ex?

I'd like to hear stories or comments from others who have slept with their exes. [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on Oct 17, 2009 - 28 answers

Friends and girlfriends...ugh.

I am in what is, for all intents and purposes, a great relationship. But there is one recurring issue which to me is a big deal, and I’m out of ideas of how to deal. This is going to be a bit long… [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2009 - 32 answers

How to be a good friend to those in open relationships?

Help me navigate the perils of being a friend to people in an open relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2009 - 20 answers

I need some poker buddies

Where to meet and make friends with real men? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 25 answers

I'm taken but falling for someone else

I'm falling for a friend who is much more compatible with me than my SO of five years. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2009 - 38 answers

When should you speak your mind on a friend's awful marriage?

How do you cope when a loved one, married to someone you can't stand, reveals during a crisis that everything is as awful as you suspected? But then turns around and decides to stay in the marriage, when everything that you have seen points to a relationship that is somewhere between self-destructive and unworkable? [more inside]
posted by Kirklander on Jan 5, 2009 - 29 answers

She's gone

We were daily buddies at work for two years - she has a boyfriend and I'm married - but we cracked each other up and "fought the man" together. There were rules, and if I pushed them she reminded me, sometimes harshly but still there was genuine mutual platonic affection. About a month after me getting laid off she won't talk to me anymore. It's really bothering me because I don't know why... advice?? [more inside]
posted by Barrows on Oct 30, 2008 - 27 answers

Can I get my friend back?

I found out why a friend cut off contact with me. More details below. Can this friendship be saved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2008 - 29 answers

How can we stay friends?

Relationship filter: My best friend, who was my first boyfriend, is dating a woman who doesn't like me, and the antipathy is mutual. From weekly phone calls, we now talk less than once a month. Should I keep pushing to keep the friendship, or stop trying to stay friends? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on May 6, 2008 - 29 answers

How to move on from your first love?

Moving on from a first love - at 26 years old. [more inside]
posted by prudie on Apr 10, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I make it up to my pal?

I did what I was asking about in this question , and now I've lost one of my friends. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Feb 20, 2008 - 59 answers

Is my male friend in an abusive relationship?

I'm worried that my male friend might be in some sort of abusive relationship. He's my best friend and seems to have been in a "spend all time with new GF and not call or visit friends" mode for 3 months, and we are all far past the teenage years. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2008 - 16 answers

Should I ask her out, and how?

I really like this girl, but I'm not sure if she likes me. Should I play it cool or forge full speed ahead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2007 - 45 answers

Any Strategies for Unrequited Attraction?

I (male) have a friend (female) who I'm really attracted to. After being vague I've cleared the air about it all and she's not looking for more. We really value the friendship so I'm not going anywhere and neither is she. Any suggestions for when I have the overwhelming urge to just kiss her? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jul 9, 2007 - 27 answers

How do I tell my friend that I...adore her?

How do I tell my friend that I...adore her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2007 - 23 answers

Gift or No Gift?

EtiquetteFilter: Need help on deciding about a gift for a friend I'm meeting in-real-life for the first time. [more inside]
posted by gadha on Oct 28, 2006 - 16 answers

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