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Can you help me decline an open dinner invitation?

How do I decline an open dinner invitation from an acquaintance with whom I do not wish to spend time? [more inside]
posted by kellygreen on Mar 18, 2012 - 17 answers

I only want a partial enchilada, thank you

I have too much of a good thing. A lot of people want to date me. I am not interested in most of them beyond friendship, though, and I'm in a really comfortable FWB situation and don't want "the whole enchilada" of commitment, yet I only want this one person. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 23 answers

One sided friendship, or poor social skills?

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out if a new friendship is one sided and should be tossed, or if I'm just not presenting myself well. [more inside]
posted by Zapak on Mar 10, 2012 - 20 answers

How do I end (or seriously curtail) a friendship with a coworker?

How do I end (or seriously curtail) a friendship with a coworker? [more inside]
posted by mhm407 on Mar 3, 2012 - 23 answers

Ditching the friend isn't the answer to this question.

There is no way to ask this question that doesn't make the person whose behavior I'm trying to figure out sound like a horrifying human being, which is problematic because that's not really what I think. I'm going to try to keep this simple, but bear with me, because I bet it will get complicated really fast, mostly because I'm going to be compelled to use examples. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 - 22 answers

Why is he marrying someone he just met?

Why is he marrying her and never proposed to me? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Feb 21, 2012 - 31 answers

How do I allow myself to trust someone else?

How do I allow myself to trust a guy I'm "seeing" given a previous relationship where I deluded myself into giving too much trust? [more inside]
posted by soulsteelgray on Feb 16, 2012 - 15 answers

Melt the ice queen

I despise my best friend's girlfriend. How do I let go and just be happy for him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2012 - 42 answers

But what if I'm the person everyone hates?

How do you know if people don't want you around? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Feb 12, 2012 - 99 answers

Meeting people in Hong Kong outside of LKF!

Attention previous and current Hong Kong expats: How did you go about meeting new friends in Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by C^3 on Feb 1, 2012 - 4 answers

How much to charge for long-term cat-sitting for a good friends?

How much to charge for long-term cat-sitting for a good friends? [more inside]
posted by aydeejones on Jan 29, 2012 - 51 answers

This is called friendship. It's not a race.

Is it going to be worth it to confront this friend/classmate about her competitive nature and its impact on our friendship, or should I just give up? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jan 23, 2012 - 21 answers

Gossip girl

Asking for the wife: she wants to break up with a friend, she is not sure how she should do it. [more inside]
posted by Marduk on Jan 23, 2012 - 15 answers

But really, how *do* you make friends in a new city?

No, but really, how do you make friends after college? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Jan 21, 2012 - 122 answers

Why can't we just all get along?

How do I navigate this potentially dramatic work/friends situation? Snowflakes and a long backstory ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 - 15 answers

What do you do when nothing makes sense anymore?

What do you do when nothing makes sense anymore? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2012 - 16 answers

What’s my takeaway for an intense online conversation that suddenly ended?

I’m recently divorced and confused about an online situation that resolved amicably. I’m not sure how to think about it; however, I want to know if I made some obvious mistake so I won’t repeat it in the future. [more inside]
posted by Fierce clam on Jan 11, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me be a good bridesmaid from afar.

Help me be a good bridesmaid--from afar, on a low budget, with close to no vacation time, for a bride who I hadn't spoken with in two years. [more inside]
posted by soundproof on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 answers

She said "just friends". We are. Now what?

What techniques can I use to quell or quieten emotional turmoil? Avalanche of special inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 16 answers

Did I forget how to have fun?

I have great supportive friends. Why won't they socialize with me? [more inside]
posted by pinsomniac on Jan 1, 2012 - 26 answers

My friend's husband thinks I have a crush on her.

My friend's husband thinks I have a crush on her. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2012 - 28 answers

Flake on me once, shame on you. Flake on me twice, shame on me.

I'd like some help thinking about how to respond to being blown off for the first time early on in a relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2011 - 23 answers

How do you not mess relationships up?

How do you not mess relationships up? [more inside]
posted by litleozy on Dec 23, 2011 - 32 answers

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option?

Why do my significant other’s girlfriends dislike me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 - 51 answers

Losing your Boyfriend and Bestfriend in one swift move.

Help me stick to my "right decision" even though it's making me feel sick. Dealing with a break-up when you are both still in love and there was no breach of trust. [more inside]
posted by pandorasbox on Dec 9, 2011 - 20 answers

Well What a Rude Thing to Say.

How to establish boundaries with way out of line friends? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2011 - 39 answers

Brainstorming problems with regular gifts from friend

Off the top of your head, what are the potential pitfalls with a friend giving me a regular gift of money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Meeting a friend for coffee next week - how and when do I tell her my feelings for her?

Meeting a friend for coffee next week - how and when do I tell her my feelings for her? [more inside]
posted by ashkenazy on Dec 2, 2011 - 28 answers

I was at her home yesterday, for christsakes!

A friend getting married needed something borrowed, I lent her a valuable pin. You know the rest. [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Dec 1, 2011 - 37 answers

I Bequeth These SMSes to My Estate and Future Biographers....maybe?

Help me catalog my youthful correspondence so that when I grow old and wither I may smile at a time well-spent but long-gone with those I love -- 21st CENTURY STYLE!!!11!! [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing on Nov 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Welcome to middle age drama!

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

I may have killed my friend's pet.

Babysitting friend's budgie and let it out to have a fly. It hit a wall and fell to the ground beside my dog who promptly scooped him up but dropped him immediately when I yelled at him. I rushed him to an avian vet. The bird is in shock and in "critical" condition. Oh, please help. Vet expenses are going to be $400 and I don't even know if the bird will make it. But I don't care about the money. I care about my friend and my friendship with her. [more inside]
posted by heffalump on Nov 21, 2011 - 36 answers

I want my friend back

He's acts aloof everytime we see each other and I'm hurt. What can I do? (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2011 - 18 answers

How do you really forgive?

I thought I had forgiven my friend, but whenever it comes up I am disturbed by our differing accounts of the same events. Why does this bother me so much? How can I truly forgive her? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Nov 18, 2011 - 32 answers

There's this woman I never wanted to be friends with, and somehow we've been friends for almost 10 years. Is there any way to stop being friends with her without hurting her feelings?

There's this woman I never wanted to be friends with, and somehow we've been friends for almost 10 years. Is there any way to stop being friends with her without hurting her feelings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 - 27 answers

How can I convince myself that I can actually make friends?

How can I stop feeling broken and try to make friends without baggage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2011 - 14 answers

Cut this person off OR stop being so judgemental?

Am I being too judgmental regarding this casual friendship? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Nov 13, 2011 - 34 answers

Should I try to be friends again?

Should I try to reconnect with someone I went No Contact with? It's been a couple of months and the person is depressed and isolated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2011 - 20 answers

Requesting advice from sensible people: how to navigate weird/awkward post-hook up situation

Seeking advice from sensible people: how to navigate weird/awkward post-hook up situation, with bonus unplanned pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Forever Alone?

When it comes to interpersonal relationships, I’m having a difficult time managing. I only have 3-4 good friends, and I haven’t had a girlfriend since before GW Bush was re-elected in 2004. Lately it even seems like the few friendships I have are suffering. I cant figure out how to move forward from this point in my life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 11 answers

looking for art about nuanced perspective

I am looking for a specific sort of birthday gift for a friend. He would like to be reminded of the fact that reality is not binary, that What Is does not always neatly fall into one of two opposite extremes. [more inside]
posted by parapluie on Nov 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Am I just too damn judgmental?

Why don't I like new people and how can I get over it and make friends? Long snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Nov 1, 2011 - 21 answers

How friendly is too friendly with an attached man?

Are you a bad person if your guy friend leaves his girlfriend for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 - 56 answers

Extraverts + introverts attract

What do extroverts find specifically attractive in introverts, for either romantic relationships and/ or friendships? Anecdotes from extraverts especially welcomed. [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Oct 24, 2011 - 28 answers

The Friendship Dating Pool

Am I some form of abnormal for thinking about my friend this way? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Oct 24, 2011 - 38 answers

email always, phone call, almost zero

Help me analyze this: why am I strongly prefer email than phone call to communicate with my friends. Am I selfish, hypocritical? [more inside]
posted by akomom on Oct 23, 2011 - 25 answers

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

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