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How to tackle the awkwardness of bumping into an ex?

Help me deal with the awkwardness of seeing my ex probably tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by Attozes on Mar 24, 2014 - 16 answers

 

Is it Normal To Feel Tension Around My Boyfriend's Friends?

I've a question, which is a conundrum. I'm a female newly involved with a fantastic guy I've known nine years. While generally I’m okay with my boyfriend’s friends (male and female) there are two males I’m completely uncomfortable around. The friends I’m uncomfortable around give me a strange vibe: One does not look at me at all when I’m around him, the other friend wishes to lean on my boyfriend constantly – he has made no effort to know me, does not know what I do, who I am – he will however call my boyfriend to get advice and ask for help (this friend is older as well.) I’ve listened to both of these guys but feel uneasy around them when in their company because I feel as though it is a chore to smile and act interested. I also feel they want something from my boyfriend with no regard for his relationship and time. [more inside]
posted by Fayrose on Mar 16, 2014 - 23 answers

how to cope with an omnipresent ex-girlfriend?

my SO's ex-girlfriend is pretty much always around. i thought i was cool with it, and philosophically, i want to be cool with it... but it's seriously starting to grate on my nerves. how to deal? [more inside]
posted by humiliated_grape on Oct 22, 2013 - 26 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

Is there an App for that?

I meet new people all the time, and have lots of old friends from different phases of my life. I realize I can't keep up with everyone I've ever met, but I'd like a better system for helping to manage new friendships. Is there an app like that? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Jun 17, 2013 - 8 answers

My friend is in love with another friend's sister?

tl;dr: Friend likes friend's sister. Friend is very socially awkward and sister is very scared of him for his "creepy" demeanor (according to her words) and the sister needs to know how to make him stop liking her. Ideas discussed include outright rejection, fake boyfriend, fake pictures, which I had mostly disagreed with, and need advice to sort this out. [more inside]
posted by JYuanZ on Apr 8, 2013 - 18 answers

How do I politely end a friendship that has gone down the rabbit hole?

My friend "Joe" and I have been friends on and off for over 7 years. - On and Off being key words - Recently a few things in the friendship were really inappropriate - details inside - and he has since stopped talking to me. During this time I have realized my life will be much more drama-free to end the friendship, but I would like to do so with the least drama, while still getting myself heard. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Apr 6, 2013 - 40 answers

How can I help my friend who is verbally abusive to his partner?

My friends B and N have been together for years. They are happy together, supportive, and good people. But N is regularly verbally abusive to B, in small, sarcastic ways. It makes me (and other friends) uncomfortable. Can I do anything to help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2012 - 40 answers

Is it normal to occasionally like a close friend romantically?

Is it normal to occasionally like a close friend romantically? [more inside]
posted by cyml on Nov 12, 2012 - 5 answers

How many times should you hang out with friends while in a serious relationship?

My fiance and I seem to be in disagreement of how much time is "enough" to spend with friends. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2012 - 42 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

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

time heals all wounds, but I don't have all fucking day

How do you get over someone when time is really, really not working? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 - 35 answers

Surprisingly difficult surprise party planning...

What should I do/get for my boyfriend's birthday when we've only been dating 6 months and I haven't met his friends? [more inside]
posted by Pomo on Sep 1, 2011 - 14 answers

I hate my roommate's boyfriend. Help!

I really, really dislike my roommate/friend's boyfriend. How do I deal with him? [more inside]
posted by spectacularicity on Jul 29, 2011 - 55 answers

Did we do that?

I hooked up with my friend but she doesn't remember doing it, what is going on? (NSFW possibly) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 25 answers

Unwanted Attention From An Unwell Friend

Snowflake Filter: How to deal with unwanted attention from an unwell friend? [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Sep 16, 2010 - 20 answers

Friends and lovahs?

Transitioning from friends to something more—good idea? How to do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2010 - 6 answers

After the relationship ended, I said I didn't want to be friend and it's been difficult. Help me re-frame this to myself.

After the relationship ended, I said I didn't want to be friend and it's been difficult. Help me re-frame this to myself. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 - 12 answers

All the people who taught her card tricks are dying..

The woman I am romantically interested in has had an extremely taxing couple of years. Her long term boyfriend disappeared and committed suicide last year, and now her chief support/best friend/roommate has been given only 2 months to live. Both of her pets have cancer and will die soon. And me.. well, I'm moving out of country for at least 4 months in about a week >< Her family is all living overseas until mid summer. She says she doesn't think she can handle the pain and doesn't think she can live after the impending death of her friend. She basically has no one to turn to and I want to be a support for her without trying to replace her past. The question: How can I show my care for her without coming off as a looter during a vulnerable time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 - 19 answers

How do I keep everyone happy in a wierd relationship

I just entered a relationship with my (female) best friend of 3 years and roommate. We've previously never so much as cuddled and recently became very open about our feelings for each other and realized that we want to be together. We are extremely excited about where things are going. There's a problem though... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 - 17 answers

Oh what a tangled web we weave

I need some advice about how to move my life forward. Relationship, job, and home. A simple question: should I stay here or should I go back home, but with the usual tortured backstory that I will try to keep as relevant as possible! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2009 - 14 answers

What do I say if/when she goes back to the man who might kill her?

My friend's on-again/off-again nonstop crazy drama relationship just turned physically abusive six days ago. Now they are separated, again, and hopefully for good. I have reason to believe that the separation won't last, and I don't know how I could or should deal with that. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Can't I have my cake...?

Would it even be possible to pursue a friendship, or a good idea, for that matter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 31 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

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

Clubbing again? No thanks.

All of my friends are single and I'm not. How to relate again? [more inside]
posted by CatherineK on Jun 8, 2009 - 7 answers

We were friends, that was as far as it went

I was rejected pretty kindly, we are being friends, and we're hanging out an awful, awful lot. Please help me get some perspective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Why can't I not be a bitch to my boyfriend?

How do I stop feeling jealous of my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Is it okay if my boyfriend has sleep-overs with Sarah Palin?

Is it okay if my boyfriend has sleep-overs with Sarah Palin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2009 - 91 answers

Should I move out of boyfriend's, and into best friend's?

How bad a faux pas would it be to move out of a (multi-person) shared house with a new but lovely boyfriend, and into my best friend's house instead? [more inside]
posted by Elysum on Oct 23, 2008 - 28 answers

How do I keep from hurting a person I've hurt before?

How do I keep from hurting a person I've hurt before? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2008 - 11 answers

She came, she toyed, I conquered?

I like her a lot. We tried it out and she said that "we should just be friends." Problem is I see her a lot and I don't know what the hell is going on. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2008 - 19 answers

No means no

How to nicely but firmly tell someone I am completely and totally uninterested romantically and at this point, pretty averse to friendship, too? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jun 16, 2008 - 27 answers

Does reading "How to win friends and influence people" will help me win friends and influence people?

Does reading "How to win friends and influence people" will help me win friends and influence people?
posted by dcrocha on Apr 1, 2008 - 18 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

What degree of indepdence is appropriate for a long-term relationship / marriage?

What degree of indepdence is appropriate for a long-term relationship / marriage? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Jul 29, 2007 - 49 answers

I'm living a Meg Ryan film. Kill me.

I like him. I think he likes me. How do I find out for sure? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2007 - 21 answers

More than friends, ug! I hope not

I think a long time friend may want to be more than friends... and I don't... What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2007 - 20 answers

Justified anger, or plain paranoia?

[HighschoolDramaFilter] Am I justified in my mistrust of this person who has lived a complete lie and now claims to be reformed, or should I bury the hatchet? Much, much, much [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2006 - 30 answers

He's looking for a cuddle buddy

Kind of a basic, dumb question-Was he dropping a hint, or was it just a topic of conversation? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Oct 5, 2006 - 37 answers

Ever been asked to be the best man for a not so close friend?

Have you ever been asked to be the best man for a "friend's" wedding and you: 1. Are not really that good friends with the guy anymore. and 2. Have absolutely no type of desire to organize a raunchy style bachelor party and 3. Are not friends at all with his other guy friends so would have a hard and awkward time getting people to come to the bachelor party anyways? Even if not, any advice on how to handle the situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2005 - 29 answers

How can I convince my g/f to be less exclusive ?

How can I convince my g/f to be less exclusive ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2005 - 30 answers

How To Help Someone Get Over Me?

CollegeRelationshipFilter: How can I help someone get over me? [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Sep 8, 2005 - 21 answers

Need help building relationships with plutonic friends and f--kbuddies

"I can't seem to meet a man that fits my life. I have three kids, a career and hobbies that I love. Pretty much a full plate. I still have needs though. Rather than jumping into unworkable relationships for all the wrong reasons, which I have done repetitively, I am considering looking for both plutonic friends to meet the companionship needs, and f--kbuddies for the other needs. I would love to know any experiences you may have and tips for making it work." [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Nov 15, 2004 - 25 answers

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