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Tale of two Dudes.

Help me sort out this ridiculous dating situation. Please. [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Oct 17, 2011 - 30 answers

Am I not allowed to wear hoop earrings?

It would seem I’ve been friend dumped with no explanation. Can I save this friendship? Should I? If I can, what’s the best way to go about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 - 25 answers

Business and Friendship Situation

What should a new freelancer do with a "client" that they don't really want to work with, without putting their best friend in an awkward situation? [more inside]
posted by it's a long way to south america on Oct 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Too busy, needs space, or friend dumped?

My best friend stopped talking to me without explanation. How long do you wait until you give up on a friendship? [more inside]
posted by honeybee413 on Oct 5, 2011 - 22 answers

Until we develop food-over-IP...

A friend in another state spent the night in a domestic violence shelter. What can/should I do to help? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 29, 2011 - 14 answers

How to not feel taken advantage of by selfish "friends"?

How to not feel taken advantage of by selfish "friends"? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Sep 23, 2011 - 13 answers

I can't respond to your 3000 messages

TL;dr, I have a very clingy friend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 - 24 answers

Best friendship options for a middle-aged man - gym, Spanish meetups, Movie meetups or something else?

I have quite a limited social life, partly due to lifelong social anxiety, and would like to try to make more friends locally (I enjoy some online contacts, but friends IRL is my focus at the moment). Since I am not working, and likely won't be in a position to for some time due to a mental health challenge, my funds are limited for going out so I need to be selective. For what it's worth, I live in Glasgow (Scotland), I'm male and age 41. I think I could pursue one of the following three options, but not them all. [more inside]
posted by AuroraSky on Sep 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Dear friend...your wife's a bitch. Nice weather today, huh?

We're having issues with my BF's wife. I feel like I've made all efforts to get along, but she's unbearable. [more inside]
posted by Marduk on Sep 18, 2011 - 39 answers

Dog seeks rats

Is it an insane idea to get my pet dog a pet rat? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Sep 16, 2011 - 36 answers

How to deal with a clingy friend?

How to deal with a clingy friend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I stop judging them?

When my friends allow men to treat them poorly, I begin to lose respect for them. On an intellectual level, I know that it’s heartless and unkind of me to look down on my friends who are struggling, it’s victim-blaming, and I HATE that I feel this way. How can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 - 39 answers

I want to stop looking for everyone's approval. How do I do that?

I am a successful human being - employed, married, friends, good relationships with family. However, I find myself engaging in insecure and annoying approval-seeking behavior. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Oh, so THIS is why they say not to mix money and friendship....

How should I deal with a friend who owes me money and is (apparently) avoiding contact? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 - 8 answers

with a friend like this...

My friend wrote something shitty about our friendship in a major publication! How can I rationalize the fact that the friendship is over and stop feeling sorry for myself about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 31 answers

Finding friends in Japan

Where should an American expat go to meet people in Japan? [more inside]
posted by 7life on Aug 10, 2011 - 10 answers

why can't we be friends?

How can I dialogue with my boyfriend about some of his friends so that I'm a) not creating unnecessary discord and b) able to stay true to myself and my own needs. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 8, 2011 - 26 answers

I sure didn't take these pills, did you?

Someone took pills from my bathroom. It could only be three people, and it's more likely to be one in particular. Counsel me before I do something rash? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Aug 3, 2011 - 54 answers

Eyepatch Suggestions for a Sick Friend

I have a friend who may lose his eye because of cancer in his sinuses, which is being treated with radiation. I'd like to buy him an eye patch, and specifically wanted to buy one that was high quality. Can you suggest some vendors, some suggested designs (especially funny ones), and anything else you think I might could do that would let him know how much he's loved? [more inside]
posted by scunning on Aug 1, 2011 - 12 answers

I won't drink to that.

How do I best deal with my negative feelings toward my friends, which are somewhat founded in concern but may also be overly severe? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 - 12 answers

In love with best friend, need a break

What is the kindest way to have "the talk" about needing a break from a friendship? Text, phone, IM, email, or face to face? The reason I need this break is because I am in love with him but he's not over his ex, and I've recently realized all this, and discovered it's too painful to keep hearing about her. We've been sleeping together, too, and I thought I would be able to keep it casual but I was wrong. [more inside]
posted by sucky_poppet on Jul 26, 2011 - 22 answers

I want more friends, not more projects!

How do I make friends with the sort of people who DON'T go to meetups? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jul 21, 2011 - 39 answers

How do I handle this best friend breakup?

I think it's time to get rid of my best friend for the past 15 years. I don't want to, nor do I know how to, but I think I have to. Messy details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 - 32 answers

How do I move past hurt caused by a former friend?

How do I move past hurt caused by a former friend? [more inside]
posted by moira on Jul 17, 2011 - 25 answers

"People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise."

How do I deal with criticism from a friend? How do I ensure that said criticism is meant to be constructive and not just spiteful? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Jul 15, 2011 - 41 answers

She's the Vegemite in my friendship cupboard.

I’m hosting a party tonight for about 18 people and I have a friend coming who has a difficult personality (and most of my other friends dislike and prefer to avoid her when possible). How can I, as the hostess, make sure everyone still has a good time, including her? [more inside]
posted by castlebravo on Jul 7, 2011 - 27 answers

goodbye my friend

How do I gain closure on this lost friendship? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jul 5, 2011 - 18 answers

The kidney club won't have me as a member

Reading this question made me realize that while I have friends, I have no "kidney club" friends or family. What can/should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Seeing the good in people (including myself)

In friendships, I have a hard time seeing myself as the concrete stuff I can bring to it (helping others, entertaining them). I can't see people appreciating me for my "soft" qualities (kindness, affection, etc.). Although I can appreciate other people for more than what they bring me in concrete ways, I can't put words on the things I like about them. What kinds of qualities are good to see in friends? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Jun 27, 2011 - 17 answers

I really hope there's no mistakes in this question!

Okay to point out a friend's errors in a professional product meant for public consumption? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 - 17 answers

To what degree should I hang out with my partner's friends? What about "couple" friends?

In the past, my partner and I have had a casual approach to shared socializing - we have a lot in common intellectually and emotionally, but our work and our hobbies are pretty different. Also, I hate parties and my partner loves them. So we spend time together as a couple a lot, but we see our friends separately and don't usually go to big social events together--although we do go to weddings, holidays, etc as a couple. This has gone on (happily, as far as I knew) for years. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 - 42 answers

Creative Gift for someone who just had a 2nd child?

What's an inexpensive yet appropriate baby gift for someone who lives in a different country and makes way more $ than you do? [more inside]
posted by wcmf on Jun 19, 2011 - 14 answers

I am really sorry about your dad

My friend's father committed suicide a few years ago. Should I call her today? [more inside]
posted by jenlovesponies on Jun 19, 2011 - 17 answers

How to deal with envious friends?

How do I gracefully deal with envious female friends? [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Jun 19, 2011 - 52 answers

I am a horrible person: New Baby Edition

I flaked out on a friend's new-baby acknowledgment... for two months! Exactly how much of a transgression is this, and what (if anything) can I do to mitigate the damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2011 - 22 answers


Do you have a best friend? Are you a member of a small circle (~4-6 people) of friends? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Jun 6, 2011 - 58 answers

Friends forever, or until you find happiness elsewhere.

How can I tell if this person is blowing me off or just very busy? And what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2011 - 19 answers

FWB: Can I save this friendship from my own regret?

Ex-FWB: I really want to be friends again, but I'm too disgusted, and it's not his fault. What now? A follow-up to this question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 - 35 answers

My friend is succumbing to drugs. Can I help her?

A is not a heavy user, but not a once-in-a-blue-mooner either. And its not just pot. Its been going on for a long time and its starting to take its toll. I'm not sure if I can help her, or how. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 - 24 answers

Am I being oversensitive?

Do people (especially men) tend to assume that a newly single woman of >45 must be desperate for a new partner, or am I misinterpreting normal conversational gambits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 - 32 answers

How do I encourage my ex to set some boundaries with me?

Ex-boyfriend and I are trying to be friends and don't have good boundaries between us, at least from his end. He's been reluctant to set them in the past. How do I encourage him to set boundaries? (long, snowflake-y) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2011 - 26 answers

is this friendship recoverable or should I just let it go?

Dramadramadramadingdong. If your friend is pretty much over you, or just doesn’t have bandwidth in her life for you, what do you say when she finally calls? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2011 - 40 answers

Ending the bromance

This is the sort of AskMe question I thought I'd never ask. I am having big problems with my best friend of 25 years (we are both men), and I think I need to walk away. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2011 - 30 answers

A friend and a heroin addiction - what to do? Your stories?

A friend and a heroin addiction - What should we do? What is likely to happen? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on May 20, 2011 - 31 answers

How to deal with absentee friend now returned?

Make up, let go, or put ball in other person's court: how to deal with absentee friend now returned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2011 - 21 answers

What can we do for our friend with intractable depression?

Service plan for friend with clinical depression - what can we do? Last resort ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 24 answers

Is it normal to be a female and not have many (okay, any) close guy friends?

Is it normal to be a female and not have many (okay, any) close guy friends? Should I actively pursue friendships with guys? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on May 6, 2011 - 33 answers

Supporting a friend who may lose a pet

How to support and comfort a friend through the illness/loss of their pets? What helped you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2011 - 19 answers

I apparently give other people second-hand trauma--how do I stop?

How do you cope with other people finding your life strange, depressing, or kind of disturbing, especially when you don't feel the same? I'm really tired of having to choose between everyone telling me I'm "hard to get to know" because I don't share a lot of personal information or floods of tears on my behalf. [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Apr 24, 2011 - 49 answers

Should I keep my mouth shut?

Is there anything I can say to discourage my socially-anxious friend from giving pedantic lectures? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 - 26 answers

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