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Can we be friends?

Can I/should I ask someone I was casually dating (who recently ended things) to be friends? [more inside]
posted by hrj on Dec 30, 2014 - 14 answers

Breaking up... with dozens of people at once

I think I may need to detach from my main friend group, but I have no idea how to start over. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2014 - 15 answers

Please stop making me take sides

How can I navigate the breakup of my close friend with my sister, which is still causing problems years later? I’m caught in the middle trying to be friends with both and it’s very frustrating! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2013 - 44 answers

How do I figure out who I am? Post-breakup and no friends

Just out of a short-ish relationship, the standard advice is "do things you like", "hang out with your friends". All the things I like are pretty solitary/not conducive to meeting people and I just don't have any friends, but I do want some, but I feel too crappy to figure out how to find some - see the circularity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me deal with a (crazy?) ex.

LTR ended without a word. We're going to have to see each other a lot. How should I handle this? [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Jan 13, 2013 - 34 answers

...Why am I so antisocial?

Is it wrong for me to not want any friends, or will it destroy me in the long run? [more inside]
posted by orchidgenes on Dec 27, 2012 - 21 answers

Why trust other people?

I have just ended a long term relationship due to a breach of trust. This has, however, added to my increasing lack of trust in other people -- which was little to begin with. Why should and how do I learn to trust people again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2012 - 15 answers

Is this a new friendship or a ticking timebomb?

My ex has sneaked back into my life during a difficult time. I'm appreciative of his support but I'm nervous about backsliding emotionally. How do I set the right boundaries? Or is this just the "being friends with your ex when you're ready" thing I've read so much about here on the green? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it?

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Mar 28, 2012 - 67 answers

Welcome to middle age drama!

Dumped by friend – What now? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Nov 24, 2011 - 28 answers

I know you don't approve. I won't talk to you about it.

Reconciliation after a break-up: dealing with fallout from friends. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2011 - 17 answers

Can't we just be Facebook friends?

Do I tell her she's not invited to the wedding? Or do I just continue to blow her off for the next year? [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 on Aug 11, 2011 - 28 answers

I snooped & found friends hate me. Now what?

I read my friend's email. I found out that she's really, really disliked me for the past, oh, ten years at least. Don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by INTPLibrarian on Nov 19, 2010 - 68 answers

I don't want to give up on people or myself: how do you deal with persistent impermanence?

After 15 years of disappointing dating, how do I hold on to my optimism and avoid apathy in my relations with others? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Nov 15, 2010 - 17 answers

What to do when everything goes wrong.

Emotional atom bomb. Two best friends have been hooking up with my old flame, keeping it a secret from me, but discussing with the rest of my circle of friends. Announced this last night, and today I was planning on ending my current relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 46 answers

Breaking(up) news

What is the best way for a couple to tell their mutual friends that they're ending a long-term relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2009 - 14 answers

Need to move on...

I just broke up with my boyfriend and I am heartbroken and super lonely in New York City. How can I keep myself busy and meet new people? Help me out NYC Mefites/ breakup advice givers! [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Jul 5, 2009 - 30 answers

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Try to stay friends with ex, or make a clean break? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2008 - 32 answers

How can I help my best friend?

My best friend just went through a shitty breakup, how can I help her from another country? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Nov 9, 2008 - 7 answers

after breaking up will he change his mind?

Can any of you men out there help me translate this situation and maybe give me some guidance as to how to go forward? I was dumped by my boyfriend of a year-and-a-half without warning [more inside]
posted by theobromine_ady on Aug 5, 2008 - 60 answers

Friends breaking up--do I really have to choose?

Friends breaking up--do I really have to choose? [more inside]
posted by freem on Mar 17, 2008 - 29 answers

How do I get over a friendship breakup?

How do I get over a friendship breakup? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2007 - 24 answers

Post-Breakup Friendship Battles

My girlfriend of four years broke up with me. We're stuck in the same small clique for a while. How do I manage to still see all of our mutual friends? Do I just give up on seeing "her" friends? [more inside]
posted by FuManchu on Dec 3, 2006 - 21 answers

How to remain friends after breaking up?

How to remain friends after breaking up? [more inside]
posted by who else on Feb 18, 2006 - 18 answers

A friend in need is a friend not in need of me.

How do I learn what to say to a friend in need? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Apr 19, 2005 - 18 answers

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