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How can I help a friend in an abusive relationship that she almost left?

My best friend has been seeing someone for about 7-8 months now. Initially, he seemed very nice and friendly. However, as the months have gone by he's turned out to not be right for her. To make things worse, she's being emotionally abused by him on a rather subtle level, to the point where several times she's been crying while talking to me about him. A couple of weeks ago almost broke up with him after talking with me about recent problem, where I got fed up with the crap she was dealing with and told her she should end it. Since I know she tends to listen to me and to trust my thoughts, should I make a bigger effort to convince her to leave this guy? [more inside]
posted by hytrack on Feb 15, 2014 - 22 answers

 

how to ask for help

I've been dating a guy since the summer. I need help with asking for things I need in the relationship. [more inside]
posted by swamp rocket on Jan 26, 2014 - 14 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

Is asking for immediate help from your partner unreasonable?

Is asking for immediate help from your partner unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2012 - 191 answers

What the hell happened in this relationship? Fixable?

The relationship is not looking good, I'm trying to figure out if I can save this thing and if I can't, how the heck to get back into my own head and get her out of mine. [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Jun 18, 2011 - 30 answers

dr. jekyll and mrs. hyde

I am having a hard time reconciling why I want to break up with my boyfriend at least once a month. Please help. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jun 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Christmas Betrayal! Or not?

I have a problem with a broken Christmas promise. My girlfriend and I agreed that since money was tight, we would not buy gifts for each other. We would purchase gifts for family. Children, parents, siblings. But we would only buy for others. Not for us. Then my girlfriend bought me an iPod Touch. While I certainly love the gift I feel that I should now buy her something, even though she insists that I do not. I'm thinking that since the agreement was broken (granted with love) I have the right to purchase her a gift. (With love) But OTOH, would that be loving, or tit for tat? Am I overthinking this? Is it a given that I get her a gift? Or should I just accept my gift and leave it alone, and in my mind maybe be missing some signal of some sort? While money is tight, it isn't so bad that I couldn't get her something. It doesn't have to be the same amount, but I'd feel like crap if I didn't get her a gift now. Help!
posted by Splunge on Dec 25, 2009 - 51 answers

Help me not be a psychogirl.

I'm exhibiting behaviors typically attributed to the architypal "psychogirl." And I hate it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2009 - 22 answers

NiNja (No Income No Job) Love

How do I get through this rough patch in my relationship OR do I DTMFA? 3 years into this, my, what a strange rut we've gotten into. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2009 - 50 answers

Never been kissed!

[Relationship (or lack thereof) Filter] I'm a 21 year old chick, getting ready to graduate from college this May, and I've never been in a relationship. Worse yet, I've never been on a date, fooled around, or even kissed someone! I'm like Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed, only without Michael Vartan to save the day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2009 - 31 answers

2009 was going to be a year of no more fighting

(This is a long one) I am trying to get out of a terrible relationship that keeps pulling me back in. [more inside]
posted by tingting on Jan 6, 2009 - 20 answers

Insomnia

Due to a relationship breakup, I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping, and it's wreaking havoc with my life. I just can't sleep, I toss and turn most of the night. I never feel rested. I've tried Tylenol PM, but it just doesn't seem to work most times. I don't really want to drink myself into a stupor. Any suggestions on how I can fall asleep? [more inside]
posted by patrickje on Feb 8, 2005 - 44 answers

Agoraphobia

Has anyone ever had a significant other or loved one with agoraphobia? How did you come to understand their situation? How did you deal with it? Is there anything the one that isn't suffering from it in the relationship can do to make it easier? "It" could be either the relationship or the agoraphobia itself.
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2004 - 7 answers

Online resources for emotional support after a breakup?

Can anyone recommend some good online resources that might help someone going through the breakup of a long term relationship? More along the lines of emotional support rather than legal.
posted by btwillig on Apr 20, 2004 - 20 answers

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