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Involuntarily caught in housing benefit con

I recently took over paying the UK council tax in a shared living arrangement. The house is HMO licensed for 5 people, yet large, so there has always been a sixth person living here off the books since way before I moved in. That 'HMO invisible' started a housing benefit application. I'm being asked to lie to the council on email. No way! But this idiot is a good friend. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Breaking up with a borderline friend

My friend has a long history of BPD. After many years we have moved in different directions and I no longer want to deal with her drama and lies. But I also don't want to make things worse for her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2014 - 15 answers

Please give me words for explaining my boundaries.

Can I explain to someone how their negative behaviors are putting me off, but maintain an amicable relationship with them? I get too emotional to find fair words. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2013 - 30 answers

My friend hit on me and another friend innappropriately. What to do?

I (female, straight, single, late 20’s) had a small party a few days ago. At the end of the night, one friend (we’ll call him Joe) was lingering late. I didn’t suspect anything, until he kissed me out of nowhere. Not sure what to do in follow up, especially considering that this isn't the first time he's done this to a female friend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2013 - 48 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

Friends WITHOUT benefits?

I've declined romantic overtures from X in the past. Subsequently, X made repeated friendly overtures toward me. My reciprocation of friendly overtures made X angry. I'm not sure if I need a reality check, or if X does. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2013 - 34 answers

How do you gently get someone to seriously consider therapy?

A dear old friend is losing friends through drinking, drug use, treating partners badly and borrowing money never to pay it back. She's had anger and anxiety issues for years as well as eating disorders that come and go in severity. She won't consider therapy and things are getting worse. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2013 - 13 answers

Where them like-minded people at?

I need a major friend refresh/revamp. What are actionable steps I can take to find like-minded people, and in particular people that will both give/take in the fun department? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2013 - 13 answers

Obsessed With a Friend

I've been married for 9 years and have been faithful in every way. I recently became close with a member of the opposite sex who I truly value as a friend. But I find myself thinking about this person way too much, and I am not sure how to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2013 - 15 answers

I'll just start sleeping with my shotgun then...

Boyfriend wants to help lifelong thief friend without becoming a victim. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2013 - 34 answers

How do I deal with a toxic "friend"?

I'm trying to figure out what to do about an acquaintance now, who used to be a good friend, but is now just manipulative, lying, and spiteful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2013 - 23 answers

How do (or should I) find out how a classmate died?

Someone I went to high school with died a year or so ago. I never learned what the cause of death was, and I'm curious. I drive by an adopt a highway sign dedicated to their memory often, and it confuses and bums me out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2013 - 28 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

Should I Hire My Friend?

Should I hire my friend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2012 - 21 answers

Helping a family member of the 1st anniversary of their spouse's death

My mother and father were married over 50 years. Dad passed early this year (Feb) and now is the 1st anniversary is upon us. I have been helping mom out quite a bit since then, but could use some pointers about what to do or look out for over the next couple of months. A little more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm Okay, You're a Wreck.

Coworker/friend/mentor really, really depressed... and with good reason. Can/should I help? How? Wall o' sadness inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Helping my friend while saving my sanity -- I'm about to lose it

How do I support my friend with her relationship problems while still keeping sane myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2012 - 18 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

What should I do about the colleague I slept with?

I had sex with a female colleague and her husband. Now I think she regrets it. I'll be seeing her at work tomorrow. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2012 - 31 answers

How to get over being insulted (if I was?)

I'm wondering if I'm being too sensitive regarding a perceived slight from one of my friends at a party? I have a mild case of social anxiety which may be exacerbating this. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2012 - 23 answers

How to support someone you are dating through tragedy

Dating someone who just had a friend commit suicide and has now gone to ground completely. How can I best support them now? They were already having a troubled time and weren't sure whether they could commit to dating, so I want to be supportive in a way that does not put more pressure on them around our relationship (if it still exists). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Keeping my chin up?

I’m going to be working with the (presumably unaware) friend of someone who sexually assaulted me in the past, and the perpetrator also has personal information on me that I’d rather not be made public. How should I interact with the friend personally and professionally? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Where can I meet/hang-out/make merry with other young queers in San Francisco?

Where can I meet/hang-out/make merry with other young queers in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 - 11 answers

I think my friend should probably break up with her boyfriend. Can I/Should I/How do I tell her?

I'm worried about my friend - I am afraid she going to marry a guy she doesn't like or respect. Any recommendations for things I can say or do to encourage her to take a critical look at the relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2012 - 31 answers

I discussed a friend's private, very personal, problem with my own friends, and now I feel terrible for doing so. Can I fix this?

I discussed a friend's private, very personal, problem with my own friends, and now I feel terrible for doing so. Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2012 - 24 answers

Maid of Honor drama

While planning my totally drama-free wedding, I'm having drama with my maid of honor and at this point I'm not sure whether I should even have a maid of honor. Advice, please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2012 - 88 answers

"Is it the sea you hear in me, its dissatisfactions? Or the voice of nothing, that was your madness?"

How do I deal with my (very insecure and overly sensitive) friend's tendency to take things said in passing as deep, personal criticisms? I used to be able to take it in stride but his recent prescription steroid treatments have ramped this trait up to stratospheric levels. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Want roommate divorce from my very own personal Eeyore.

My socially awkward roommate/friend is hampering my social life. I don't know how to kindly set boundaries without really hurting him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I be a true friend to a guy whose romantic feelings I don't return?

My dear friend, to whom I am not attracted, continually brings up wanting to date me and isn't getting what I thought were my polite expressions of interest in being just platonic. I think I need to tell him in no uncertain terms, but am not sure how, due to the special snowflake details below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 49 answers

Items ideas for a Care package for a depressed friend

Ideas for a birthday care package to send to a very good friend who lives several states away who is suffering from severe depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 - 17 answers

I mixed business and friendship, and live to regret it.

I rented an apartment owned by a friend (big mistake). She hasn't maintained the apartment and now I'm unsure how I should handle the situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Was I sexually assaulted? Can we still have a relationship if I was?

I think I may have been sexually assaulted in the past by my best friend in the whole world. I'm conflicted about this and I'm wondering if it's possible for us to still be friends? And if so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2012 - 26 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

Asking out a socially awkward friend

You're a smart, awesome guy with serious social anxiety. What's the least awful way a friend could let you know they have feelings for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2011 - 35 answers

Unless I initiate, there's no talking. Is this normal?

I've always had to initiate nearly all [online] conversations I've ever had. I would like to do something about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2011 - 14 answers

There's this woman I never wanted to be friends with, and somehow we've been friends for almost 10 years. Is there any way to stop being friends with her without hurting her feelings?

There's this woman I never wanted to be friends with, and somehow we've been friends for almost 10 years. Is there any way to stop being friends with her without hurting her feelings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 - 27 answers

How to introduce girlfriends to ex-FWB's

How do I introduce new girlfriends/dates to a best friend who also happens to be somewhat of an old flame? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 43 answers

Should I tell my friend to get checked for a congenital disease?

Should I tell my friend to get checked for a congenital disease? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Stop calling me names

Is there a way to tell a friend that I don’t want arguments to end in insults or angry lashing out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I deal with my 'flaky' friend?

We are both late-20s females and are close friends. I like and respect her a lot. However, I feel she can be selfish and inconsiderate at times, leaving me inconvenienced, frustrated and hurt. When I talk to her about this, she excuses her behaviour as 'flakiness'. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2011 - 28 answers

I'm not there to make her eat.

What can/should I do to help a friend on the other side of the world who seems to be starving herself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Begone, Green-Eyed Fiend!!

How do I let go of my jealousy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2011 - 26 answers

Responding to a friend's comment.

Was I too harsh in response to a friend's comment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2011 - 43 answers

Two friends enter, one friend leaves. Roommate or boyfriend?

I need a roommate for my awesome apartment. I have a friend who’d make a good roommate, but she really dislikes my boyfriend—and doesn’t know I’m dating him. And my boyfriend likes her, potentially more than he likes me. How to resolve? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2011 - 33 answers

Get outta my dream!

Married white female seeks a good night's rest without dreams of having intimate relations with a close male friend. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 17 answers

Dumped and dumb enough to ask why. Help!

Wish I'd read Friend Dumped first. What to do if you if you've been in the same situation but screwed it up even further? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Should I help this ill person? If so, how?

A new friend/acquaintance has made some quasi-suicidal statements and is obviously delusional and routinely binge drinks. What, if anything, should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 - 10 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

Rejecting your core values, but not you

Can I make a religious friend okay with not-religious me? Sorry, long... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 - 54 answers

Flakes need friends, too...right?

Loaned a friend a smart phone and very soon afterward he dropped it in water. Help me to beanplate how to get over feeling irritated at my friend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2010 - 36 answers

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