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Apologetic about success?

What I do in terms of career/projects/desire are all one and the same. And I'm lucky enough to be paid to do what I love, and I continue to do it. It just so happens that lately, within the past year or so, I've been especially "successful". But much of my friends/acquaintances are not really in a similar position, which makes me feel guilty/weird about sharing what's going on in my life. I feel apologetic about my so-called "success", which leads me to under-share about myself. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2014 - 8 answers

I don't have friends.

I'm interested in improving my social or networking skills for a better perspective on life. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Jul 28, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me find work-life balance as a recent college graduate.

I graduated college a year ago, and I'm having trouble acclimating to my new life. Plenty of special snowflake info inside, but I would love any tools or anecdotes about how your life changed after college. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Apr 25, 2014 - 46 answers

Dealing with disappointing friends.

I have a really hard time putting a positive spin on people, friends especially, that under-deliver. I'm worried about overreacting and burning bridges. How do I deal with this situation? [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Oct 12, 2013 - 35 answers

How can I pass as a normal person?

Pretending to be normal. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Oct 5, 2012 - 28 answers

Carpooling isn't fun any more.

How do we maintain a friendship and resolve issues without carpooling any more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Dropped by a friend, now I need to respond and I am stuck on an emotional hamster wheel

I got lost in post-divorce crazytown when I was dropped by a friend. We are in our 40's but it feels like a teenage nightmare. Now he's checking in and I don't know how to respond! [more inside]
posted by Fierce clam on Apr 21, 2012 - 21 answers

High School Bemusical

I thought I was part of the crowd, but it appears I am not - what can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 - 40 answers

Never be friends with your boss?

My friend is now my boss. How does our friendship change? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2011 - 11 answers

How to get a good offer from a good friend

How do I negotiate a job offer from a good friend? Very specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by p. kitty on Mar 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Please don't pitch to me!

What's the best way to handle an obsessive friend making unwanted pitches to you? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft on Jan 11, 2010 - 20 answers

Paying friends to work for you?

What's the best way to handle a moving situation that could involve paying friends to help? [more inside]
posted by tk on Aug 7, 2009 - 10 answers

How do you make friends at work?

I have a number of co-workers that I'd like to get to know better and become friends with if they're interested. We're friendly at work, but it's never gone farther than that, and I don't know how to try to move towards a real friendship. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Dec 8, 2008 - 16 answers

How to build a new social circle?

How do I build myself a new social circle from scratch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 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

Help me make friends while avoiding long-term suicide.

All the cool people at work smoke. What's a perfect excuse to go join them outside and chat when I don't personally want to suck cancer into my lungs? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Jun 28, 2007 - 27 answers

Time of no reply

How do you deal with the frustration of waiting for a reply and never getting one? Is there a helpful mantra or attitude adjustment or something? [more inside]
posted by Eater on Jun 1, 2006 - 13 answers

What to get to cheer up a friend?

Cheer-up-a-friend-fliter: My friend was just let go from her job because hiring someone new would be cheaper on her employer's budget. [more inside]
posted by echolex on Dec 19, 2005 - 16 answers

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