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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

Go west, young woman.

Asking for a friend: Any experience with Pacific Northwest College of Art? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Nov 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Wait, am I being Larry David?

Invited to an old friend's wedding, but not as a guest. I'm feeling guilty about how I'm feeling... Am I right to feel this way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2010 - 75 answers

What option should my friend take in dealing with a hospital mix up?

My friend was in the hospital and a surgeon delivered the wrong (and devastating news to the family). How should we handle the situation? [more inside]
posted by Felex on Nov 3, 2010 - 43 answers

Bored with Friends, What to Do?

Bored with Friends, What to Do? I've tried coming up new ideas for creative fun but somehow we always end up sticking to the routine (walk and coffee or meals). And we are entering this phase that our conversations have gone a bit less personal, less humorous, somewhat meaningless and flat. [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Nov 1, 2010 - 11 answers

Mean toddler is menacing my gentle son

How should I deal with a friend's toddler who is repeatedly aggressive toward my toddler? [more inside]
posted by chippie on Oct 30, 2010 - 28 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

What questions do I need to ask my friends?

What should friends know about each other? For lovers, there are lots of lists of "questions you should ask". I'd like to find something like that, but for good friends. [more inside]
posted by sninctown on Oct 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Help a sister out

Did I do the right thing by telling a friend off about her abusive ex? If not...how to fix, please? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Oct 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Not jumping for the bed?

You are a 22 year old guy who asks to stay over at a female friends' place where there is only one bed and no other furniture, and then decide to sleep on the floor after being offered a spot on the bed. What are you thinking? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Oct 4, 2010 - 56 answers

How to help a person to see the better side(s) of life?

I have been with my girlfriend for what will be 4 months total as of October 4th. Still feels like the “honeymoon” period. Though, neither of us have had the best lives, so meeting each other was a blessing to say the least. Life changing in a lot of ways. The only issue that seems to ever come up doesn't even directly relate to us or our relationship. It's her one friend of 3 years. [more inside]
posted by jolynntech on Sep 24, 2010 - 21 answers

Tactful CV help.

A friend of mine who is an intelligent, hard worker, is looking for a job. She's been applying for a while, and I was truly surprised that she hasn't had an offer yet (academic post-docs) - until I saw her CV/ resume. It is not at ALL well-written. [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Sep 23, 2010 - 29 answers

I'm really not. Really.

My friend asked if I was bisexual and I am feeling really angry about it. Should I be mad at her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 39 answers

I WANNA... SUBURBAN HOME. SUBURBANHOME!

What can I do/send/recommend for my long-distance, recent post-amputation friend to combat boredom? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Sep 17, 2010 - 16 answers

Do I have to RSVP?

An ex-friend I ended the frienship with contacted me via email after over a year of no contact. The email was along the lines of, "do you still use this account? I guess sending this means I wish to reconnect." I don't want to resume the friendship with her, but she has serious mental health issues and we have a lot of friends in common so I feel obligated to answer the email... mostly to not seem like an a-hole. Do I have to answer it? If so, what should I say? I'm afraid even a really vague response will encourage her; she has really poor boundaries. [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant on Sep 15, 2010 - 26 answers

give a friend the secrets to my business

Should I help my friend get work in my specialized industry? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Sep 4, 2010 - 8 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

Facebook friend request? Or not?

Facebook filter: What's the difference between Confirm and Add As Friend? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Aug 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Sorry dude, my kid's thirsty, I'm buying him a bottle of water

How does one remain friends with an uber-environmentalist/naturalist without having them drive you crazy? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Aug 18, 2010 - 33 answers

What in blue hell am I supposed to say?

My friend is seeing a married man. I am NOT excited at all for her. How do I stay out of it when all she ever does is talk about how great he is? Help me mind my own business. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2010 - 35 answers

Confessing pescetarianism to a vegan?

Should my partner tell her vegan friend that she's started eating fish? If so, how should she break the news? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 20, 2010 - 32 answers

Do I tell this girl to stop chewing with her mouth open?

A girl I am currently living with and working with abroad has the terrible habit of unknowingly chewing all of her food with her mouth open and making a terribly annoying sound. We´re friendly though not best friends. Do I tell her? I feel like I would only be doing her a favor but I haven´t known her that long and I don´t know if it´s my place to intervene. Thoughts?
posted by masters2010 on Jul 15, 2010 - 39 answers

What are some good guidelines to keep my confidence up and show her I'm worth hanging with and possibly dating if I can conjure up the chemistry?

I didn't think the whole "if you're persistent it'll work" thing would work, but it did and now I have a chance to get to know her better...what do I do? She's gorgeous and smart...now if I can just get her to laugh some more with me, I'll be on the right path. Or do I boast, or compliment? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Jul 15, 2010 - 25 answers

Does "overqualified" REALLY mean anything these days?

What's the best way to recommend a friend for a job that I know my institution will think she's overqualified for? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Jun 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Friend or what?

Is a fair-weather friend worth keeping? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 26 answers

Making a goodbye, dear friend mix.

I want to make the perfect goodbye mix for a best friend who is moving cross-country. [more inside]
posted by lunit on Jun 6, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I go about moving on from this?

How can I begin taking steps to get past this heartache that I've been hanging onto after falling in love with my best friend and move on to find someone who is actually emotionally available? [more inside]
posted by dorothyrose on Jun 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Are casseroles the answer to everything?

How do I help my friend recover from having his home broken in to? [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Jun 4, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I find geek friends in a small, rural town?

My wife and I moved small, rural town of 10,000 about a year ago. I've yet to meet a single local geek. Tell me how to meet them! [more inside]
posted by petehern on Jun 4, 2010 - 22 answers

May need immediate help for out of state friend

I have no phone and little contact information on a friend who may be suicidal right now. I need quick answers - I am very concerned. [more inside]
posted by deacon_blues on May 27, 2010 - 18 answers

Bad for me, good for...

I think I accidentally got a job for someone I really don't want to work with, at my company. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Third wheel woes...

This girl (20's) and myself (guy in my 20's) have been planning this trip for her to come visit me for some time. I go to an east coast graduate school and she goes to my old college in the Midwest. She wants to check out the school for graduate potential and we've been pretty close friends for a few years (we were in the same major, took many classes together, hung out frequently). The plan was for her to come here and sleep at my place. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 27 answers

Helping my friend with Cancer

How do I go about appropriately and respectfully helping my friend with cancer? [more inside]
posted by pennstatephil on May 22, 2010 - 17 answers

i am in love with my straight best friend

I am in love with my best friend...but I am gay and she says she's not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2010 - 35 answers

Should I name drop in a cover letter?

I'm writing a cover letter for a job application at a company. Should I mention in the letter how I found out about the opening? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Mar 28, 2010 - 8 answers

How to deal with abusive friend

I have an alcoholic friend whose behavior is getting increasingly disturbing and abusive. He sent me a frightening e-mail today and I'm scared and not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2010 - 32 answers

What can I get for my friend who just had a miscarriage?

What can I get for my friend who just had a miscarriage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Hey Joe, Where you goin with that gun in your hand?

A friend of mine's boyfriend strikes me as abusive, has blown up at me in a completely inappropriate way in the past, and I don't want him at my wedding. My fiance doesn't want to make waves. How to approach this? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Feb 8, 2010 - 34 answers

What am I so jealous of?

I'm jealous of an old friend's baby, have I made a big mistake? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I make female friends like I make guy friends?

How can I (a mid-20s female) make more female friends? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2010 - 30 answers

My patience is running out!

My close friend hates my boyfriend. Can this be reconciled? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 - 52 answers

Help me Salvage this Friendship, or End It.

Help me be a better friend, or help me choose not to. Tons of details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 17 answers

Friendship SNAFU

How do I rectify this friendship and change? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2009 - 16 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

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

So now, my kid is a shoplifter. Grumpy neighbor relations ensue.

My kid spent the night with his friend. The next day, thinking he's still at the friend's house, I get a phone call from the local grocery store. Seems my kid was shoplifting. Now, both of the mom's involved are angry with each other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2009 - 39 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

I want him to know I can relate to his dark side but how to bring it up after the fact?

How do I properly initiate contact with a person who dumped me because he thought I may not sexually accept the way he is? How can I let him know that I'm the same way too? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Reuniting with a headmaster for an expensive school in Australia named Ron..

I'm looking for a forgotten chat-friend from over 10 years ago. All I remember is that his first name is Ron, and he was a headmaster at a school in eastern Australia, got to drive a Aston Martin as a work benefit, and once took a group of students to visit America in the Seattle area. He gave me some advice that I later took up, and would like to tell him how much of a difference (good) it's made. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Oct 7, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I help a friend whose partner has been arrested?

Help me comfort a friend whose partner was just arrested for the local equivalent of grand theft. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2009 - 25 answers

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