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Help! Need advice for giving friend advice!!

How do I tell my friend the truth in a way that she can hear it, then take what she can from it and do what feels right to her? [more inside]
posted by Hydrofiend on Nov 29, 2009 - 29 answers

Where can I meet fellow grad students?

Where can I go to meet cool UT grad students in Austin. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Sorry for your loss and by the way you're a terrible person

I've been told that it's not uncommon for friends to either ignore or drop you after you've been through the process of death/dying of a loved one. Good or bad, sometimes people just can't deal with that type of situation. However I've had 2 friends in recent months go off on me, tell me that I'm a terrible person, and that I'd said/done something that offended me so much that they don't want to be my friend anymore. Both accusations took me by surprise and I'm now wondering, did they wait to say anything to me until after my loved one passed? [more inside]
posted by green_flash on Nov 23, 2009 - 15 answers

"What are you doing?" "I'm ending our friendship." NOOOOO!

Help! Can I salvage this friendship even after experiencing the searing pain of rejection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Is it depression and am I making it worse?

Every night that he comes home and winds up browsing the internet for hours, I feel like I'm going to scream. Am I a nagging worrywort, is my boyfriend mildly depressed, or both? And what's the best way to work on it? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Nov 17, 2009 - 39 answers

I just think that we'd get on.

I haven't had a crush since I was 14 and now I have a HUGE one. I have never had to be the pursuer before, but now I think I need to be. AskMeFi, teach me to flirt and pursue while still keeping me cool!! [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on Nov 16, 2009 - 19 answers

How have you made your best friends?

How have you made your best and most lasting friendships? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Nov 12, 2009 - 42 answers

I quit my "pen pal"--do I need to explain why?

I feel weird about dropping my foreign pen-pal-but not weird enough to want to change anything. Am I too cruel? [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Nov 11, 2009 - 11 answers

finding more rooted community in DC

I've been in DC for a few years. In many ways, this can be a really transient city. Since I'm here for the long-haul for work, I'm interested in meeting people who don't see DC as a pit stop, and aren't going to move again in a few years. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Where's a good source to find some descent friends and build friendships?

Where can I find a good source of friends or build a network of friends? After my crazy life. [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Nov 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Long-Distance Friendship for Introverts

Introvert Filter: please help me revive a friendship! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 18 answers

How to avoid making a bad situation even worse

How do I navigate this situation without tears or fist-fights? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 17 answers

Tell him about unwarranted jealousy?

Do you tell your boyfriend about (unjustified) feelings of jealousy, or just get over them on your own? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Oct 21, 2009 - 33 answers

Best friend's girlfriend hates me

My best friend's new girlfriend hates me for no reason. [more inside]
posted by cheesecake on Oct 18, 2009 - 21 answers

Should I take a cruise if I'm liable to become sea-sick?

I get sea-sick. Should I go on a cruise? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Oct 7, 2009 - 26 answers

Helping friends in financial difficulty

What's the best way for me to help out some friends who are in financial difficulty right now? [more inside]
posted by drzoon on Sep 25, 2009 - 35 answers

Research about friendship

Looking for research about (1) how people become friends (2) how you can encourage friendship between people and (3) how you can determine people's personality types, interests and attitudes using personality tests. [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Sep 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Confidence making friends?

Please talk me out of my anxiety about making friends. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 - 20 answers

How to deal with a narcissist?

I mistakenly became friends with a narcissist, who I also work with. I've avoided a confrontation with her, but she keeps prying to find out if I'm mad at her or don't like her anymore, and I feel like eventually I am going to have to explain myself. But how do you tell a narcissist that you just don't care about them without having them explode? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Sep 14, 2009 - 42 answers

How to express condolences with estranged neighbor?

Our somewhat estranged neighbors just lost their 19 y/o son in a tragic accident. How do we communicate our sympathies? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Sep 12, 2009 - 28 answers

I am at a standstill. Have a done everything I should??

When I think about the situation, I think I'm doing the right thing. Then why do I feel so bad about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2009 - 44 answers

Let's be friends

Ambiguous date requests. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2009 - 25 answers

I am madly in love and don't know what to do. Should I tell her?

I am madly in love and don't know what to do. Should I tell her? [more inside]
posted by Takeyourtime on Sep 2, 2009 - 27 answers

Isolation Fatigue

What happened to my ability to trust in and connect with people? How do I regain it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Is it legal to solicit paid friendship?

Is it legal (or even safe) to buy friendship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2009 - 38 answers

Losing it over losing touch

What are some useful techniques to overcome separation anxiety? Sub-Question: How do you successfully "keep in touch"? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop on Aug 12, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I deal with a coworker (and potential friend) that is distracting me at work?

How do I deal with a coworker (and potential friend) who is distracting me at work? [more inside]
posted by Buttons on Aug 5, 2009 - 12 answers

How to make a particular friend

Another "how do I become friends with this person?" question! (Only possibly with a little more to it). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Meeting a crazy ex?

Should I meet my crazy ex boyfriend, one that was a huge emotional disaster? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2009 - 54 answers

Don't judge me, but....

I am the "judgmental friend." What does this mean? Should I change, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Jul 28, 2009 - 52 answers

Did I screw up my friendship breakup?

Yet another friendship breakup question. A very, very dear friend has disappeared from my life during the past three years. We had this amazing chemistry, which we both acknowledged... until she cut me off her life with no explanation. I have three actual questions on friendship breakups. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2009 - 43 answers

Patching Over Things

Brainstorming filter: ideas on properly appreciative ways to returning a borrowed book to once-a-friend and ways to salvage our friendship? [more inside]
posted by hedonic.muse on Jul 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Dealing with being friend-dumped?

Over the past year, I have slowly been dumped by a friend... I think? Should I just let her go? How to deal with the hurt feelings? What questions should I be asking about my own role in the breakup? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 23 answers

Enough about me, what about you?

How can I stop feeling bad for myself when something good happens to one of my friends? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me push the reset button on this friendship.

I faded out messily from a long-distance friend's life a year ago - he sent emails, called, etc., while I was too busy and guilty to respond. I'd like to reconnect. What's the most gracious way to do this? [more inside]
posted by flawsekno on Jul 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Celebrating 30 years of friendship. How?

Celebrating 30 years of friendship. How? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Jul 2, 2009 - 5 answers

She may be my best friend, but I'm not hers...

How can I deal with the fact that my best friend is not inviting me to her wedding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 - 90 answers

The universal mateship code

Anyone who has been to Australia or talked to any Australian males (sometimes females) will know they frequently call people they have never met before or even people they're angry with: "mate". What other expressions of universal male bonding are used in other countries?
posted by vizsla on Jun 18, 2009 - 35 answers

Can we still live together or are we crazy to think it could work?

This is yet another "we're broken up but still living together and want to remain friends," question, but with some complications... specifically, we had planned a Caribbean vacation for next winter, and she still wants us to go together... I'm not so sure that's a great idea. Long, drawn-out story follows. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2009 - 13 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

Art Gallery closes, my "friend" steals from fellow artist

I am an oil painter. I have a friend who is (was) a gallery owner (G). The gallery owner knew I am in touch with an esteemed oil painter (E) and arranged to have a two man show with E and another local (venerated) painter. Unbeknownst to E the G is/was in serious financial trouble. E had a gallery for a decade and had a decent reputation. Well, E's show went up and 3 paintings were sold. The other artist had 2 paintings sell. I know E trusted G largely because he felt if I was involved G is a good guy. (The "contact" type of arrangement). G's gallery has now closed and I have helped in final details as a volunteer as G has no staff. I consider G a friend..he has helped me as an artist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2009 - 11 answers

When does becoming a good listener go too far?

As a friend of someone who is going through an extended personal rough patch, how do I find and maintain a good balance between being a sympathetic ear and feeling like a punching bag? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2009 - 18 answers

How can I compare to a supermodel in training?

My friend is gorgeous like a supermodel. I am not. How do I stop feeling down on myself? I am starting to resent her due to my jealousy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2009 - 45 answers

Help me figure out how (and if) I should dump a friend.

She wants to escalate the friendship; I want to dial it back but not necessarily end it. How can I handle this without being mean or subjecting my other friends to this tiresome person? [more inside]
posted by JennyK on Apr 29, 2009 - 30 answers

Dealing with Gossip and Mutual Friends

You're with some friends and they begin to maliciously gossip about one of your friends. What do you do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2009 - 36 answers

How do I show a fantastic friend that I appreciate her?

Help me do something sweet for a friend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Are my standards for friendship too high?

Are my standards for friendship too high? I have a friend who seems to constantly, deliberately avoid hanging out with me, but was upset to learn I'd distanced myself from her as well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2009 - 25 answers

Just fade out?

To piggyback on this previous question, should you let the other person know that you are severing ties? [more inside]
posted by blithecatpie on Apr 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Help getting over a crush on a straight guy.

I'm a dude; he's a dude. I'm in love with him, and I need to get over him. But I can't. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2009 - 22 answers

Can't be just friends.

I'm falling for my friend but she doesn't see me in that way. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2009 - 26 answers

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