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Not the front porch kind...

A friend is considering dipping her toes into her local swinger scene. Help me offer non-judgmental help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2014 - 12 answers

My true calling in life was apparently to be a bug tester

So, I just bought a new computer! It's shiny and powerful and it smells good and I ❤ it. But it has Windows 8. I have some philosophical disagreements with Windows 8 (the short version: I don't like the trend of making computers more like locked down, spy-on-you-y Consumer Electronics Devices a la smartphones) but I'm more or less happy with it. Except, oh wait, right clicking anything makes Explorer crash. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE, INNOVATIVE AND TERRIBLY USEFUL FEATURE! Please help me help my new electric dream not do that anymore. [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Aug 30, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I help a very pregnant friend whose support network is falling apart before my eyes?

How do I help a very pregnant friend whose support network is falling apart before my eyes? [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Aug 21, 2012 - 12 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

Help me help my transgendered cousin in need

Please help me find resources and support for my transgendered, eating-disordered, underage cousin, whose family is somewhat unsupportive and doesn't know how to help. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Mar 3, 2012 - 14 answers

Direct me to a disciplinarian, please

What is the best online venue to advertise for other writers who want to engage in mutual criticism / editing /support? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Feb 12, 2012 - 3 answers

help: ideas to retrieve info

s-o-s! External HD got a power surge and friend the inside. this is an old HD but I have had it forever and it has alot of old photoshop and design files of art I used to do and photo of my home prior to gutting. I ned the info! [more inside]
posted by femmme on Jan 24, 2012 - 14 answers

support to quit smoking

How can my SO help while I quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me be a good friend to a grieving family in need, please.

A friend is about to pass away. Please help me be as supportive and helpful as possible for her husband and young daughter during the next few months. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 23, 2011 - 26 answers

How can I help my husband help himself?

How can I support my husband as he works through some issues? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jul 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Here, let me help you with that

How do I make a long project a little more fun for the BF? [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on May 10, 2011 - 17 answers

If I give in, I'm giving in to all the cute, fuzzy bunnies in the world.

All of the places I trust to provide comfort and security, in any form, are imploding. I've already been existing in coping mode; what can I do now (particularly day-to-day)? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Feb 15, 2011 - 10 answers

My friend's dad just passed away. How can I help him?

My friend's dad just passed away. How can I help him? What can I do? I live couple thousand miles away from where he is. Can you give me some suggestions? Is it bad if I start compiling list of government agencies or funeral homes for them to call? What else I can do?
posted by Carius on Jan 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Do you know of any counseling services at Overlook Hospital in NJ?

Does anyone have any experience with Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ, specific to family support/counseling (family of a patient, that is)? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Nov 16, 2010 - 7 answers

How to support a grieving family.

Sadly I lost a friend to a long battle with cancer last night, her husband and teenage children are without any extended family in the area and will rely on some of us for the next while. Two things: 1 - Can you tell me of things that friends and family have done for you in similar circumstances that really helped at the time: large, small, immediately, over days, weeks, months, whatever. We'll sort out food, the pets and cleaning the house but what else can we do? 2 - Any advice on striking the right balance between giving them their space to grieve and being there to support to them?
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Mar 21, 2010 - 22 answers

Please help me reply to my mom's email concerning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

My mom sent me an email today acknowledging for the very first time (that I am aware of) that she experiences symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I would like to write the best response that I can to her, with some links or information about possible next steps. I don't want to screw this up, please help me help her! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Why does external drive keep switching back to read-only setting?

I have an external usb drive running off my Windows 7 computer. It keeps switching back to Read-Only, so when I try to send files to it, it merely appends a file and adds a number to its name, instead of re-writing the entire file. I've tried to change it back, but it does not stay changed. The minute I refresh the page, the read-only status comes back! Is there some setting I'm missing? Is there something in Windows 7 that's causing this to happen?
posted by noir on Feb 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Witnessing the suicide of a stranger

How do I find other people who have witnessed the suicide of a stranger? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2008 - 15 answers

Please help with this simple MS Excel problem!!

MS Excel Problem: CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP? I am a very average PC user having unable to open spreadsheets. I borrowed a copy of MS Office Professional from a friend, but it did not install Excel properly. I no longer have access to those installation CDs. Whenever I try to open a spreadsheet, it prompts me for the CD's. So I bought Excel 97, installed it fine, but still when I try o open a spreadsheet it automatically tries to open it with the XP Professional version... How so I get around this to just use the Excel 97 version now on my computer??
posted by writingjulie on Oct 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me add to my tech support skills.

What are the core tech support skills needed to work in a school district and how can I improve those skills this weekend? [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Oct 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Why is my computer suddenly grumpy, slow, and generally uncooperative?

Why is my computer suddenly grumpy, slow, and generally uncooperative? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Sep 6, 2006 - 14 answers

How do you best support a survivor of childhood abuse?

How do you best support a survivor of childhood abuse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2005 - 17 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

Yahoo Mail doesn't acknowledge that I'm a premium user.

YahooMail problems. I signed up for the 2gb yahoomail account, but very often it treats me as if I am still a regular free user and shows me I am 600% over the limit. During that time, all email sent to me gets bounced back to the sender. I've tried to find a yahoo status page (like this one for ebay) to see what is up. Is anyone having these problems? Is there a Yahoo Status page?
posted by quibx on Jul 19, 2004 - 0 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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