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How to cope with a long distance relationship & losing my independence?

I'm 21, I've been living in Canada for six months with my originally long distance partner and now I need to return home for financial and health reasons, leaving my girlfriend and new friends behind. I need advice and coping strategies to deal with a return to a long distance relationship with an unknown reunion date, returning home and then moving to a smaller house where I will have to share a room with my 18 year old brother for at least five months. [more inside]
posted by fallingleaves on Feb 26, 2014 - 4 answers

 

Why is it so hard to make it in America?

How would you put together a reading list that helps answer the question "how do Americans' present-day struggles for wellness, independence, and community compare to humans who've lived in other places and times in the ethnographic record?" [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Dec 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Career advice/resources for autistic adults: go!

Recently I have had to come to terms with the fact that 1) I am somewhere on the autistic spectrum and 2) I am working in a field that is not ever going to be very accommodating for me. Advice and pointers needed; secret spices, more info and toy inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2013 - 14 answers

Should I move out of my parents' house or wait until I've saved up?

Should I move out of my parents' house or wait until I've saved up? [more inside]
posted by MeaninglessMisfortune on Jun 2, 2013 - 24 answers

Is moving out just an escape?

Is it better to approach family issues from within, or wait until you can gain an outside perspective? [more inside]
posted by cucumber patch on Jan 17, 2013 - 31 answers

What to do in case of 'helicopter parents'?

I am a young adult woman living in the home she grew up in, with parents and siblings. My parents are NOT abusive - they have always provided me with a place where I felt safe and cared for. But the way they relate to me now that I've gone to college and come back has not changed since I was several years younger, and I think it's affecting me negatively. I need to figure out what my action plan is for establishing my independence, both materially and emotionally. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2013 - 78 answers

what are movies about independent women in a relationship?

help me find movies depicting women in a healthy relationship, where her space, interest or financial independence are respected. [more inside]
posted by valdesm on Nov 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Devices to remind my cognitively impaired mom not to remove her oxygen?

Please recommend devices/tools/strategies to help my mom—who has mild dementia—remember not to remove the oxygen she is now required to wear 24/7 for COPD. Longer story inside... [more inside]
posted by JuniorBCat on Sep 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Vegetarian places along Rte 395

LionessIndex (my wife) and I will be heading north from San Diego to Yosemite in early July, via Rte. 395 (yes we have air conditioning). My wife is vegetarian, I am an omnivore but will gladly eat non-animal-product stuff. Where can we stop for meals? [more inside]
posted by LionIndex on Jun 27, 2012 - 17 answers

How to disperse the fog of comfort.

How do you fight the "fog of comfort" in a long term relationship? [more inside]
posted by itesser on Jun 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me get rid of the princess complex

I have no idea how to be independent. I’m in my early twenties, working and living in a big metropolitan city, finally in my own apartment with roommates but I’m very reliant on my parents to get by. I was also very reliant on my ex-boyfriend, whom I still love dearly, to take care of things for me and I want to change that now that I’m single. [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Jun 4, 2012 - 49 answers

My moms want me to devote my life to writing. I'm 30 and want to explore life. How do I get them off my back?

My moms want me to devote my life to writing. I'm 30 and want to explore life. How do I get them off my back? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Apr 6, 2012 - 31 answers

Artsy Nomad Weirdo Seeks Expression of Purpose

In transition, need some ideas of what to do with my life. As a job, as a business, whatever: what can this artsy nomadic person who can't fit a boundary do for love and profit? [longpost is looooong] [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 16, 2012 - 15 answers

Rescue Me (Ma)

Can anyone offer me recommendations, guidance or personal experiences in choosing a "Rescue Alert"-like service? TL;DR inside. (I will never, ever use the term "snowflake" that way.) [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Feb 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Being realistic about paternal relationship

How do I become comfortable with how my father chooses to be involved in my life (minimally, not of his own initiative) as an adult? What are the limits between healthy and compassionate effort on my part and a realistic acknowledgment of both of our limitations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 8 answers

The UK Rump State

What would be the future of the British state without Scotland? [more inside]
posted by welovelife on Jan 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Is being alone really worth it?

Do you really have to be a very highly confident, self-sufficient, charismatic, successful person before you can have a healthy relationship? [more inside]
posted by sucky_poppet on Oct 27, 2011 - 36 answers

How can I make my daughter be more motivated and independant?

How can I make my daughter be more motivated and independant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 - 31 answers

When and how to be critical or understanding?

Keeping one's and one's partner's weaknesses in perspective (and refraining from using each other's vulnerabilities as ammunition in arguments. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jun 23, 2011 - 26 answers

Desperate for some productive way to think about parental relationships

I am in agony regarding my parents and their endless emotional dependence on me. I'm a very private and independent person, but their energy drains me to the point of destruction every time I have to see them or even talk to them. What are some mental approaches which might help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2011 - 27 answers

Figuring out how to reconcile responsibilities to family and desire to grow the hell up already

Adult staying at home to help financially support parents, parents split up, total financial chaos ensues... NOW how/when am I going to become an independent, grown-up adult? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully on Dec 15, 2010 - 11 answers

healthy relationship unsupportive parents

I still want my parents' approval and support, but that's just not going to happen. How do you maintain your relationship with your unsupportive parents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 - 32 answers

Smarty Pants?

Was there ever a study that suggested that children become more successful / independent / happy / etc. when they're allowed to choose their own outfits from an early age? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Aug 30, 2010 - 3 answers

raised like a girl

I am a hetrosexual man who was rasied an only child by a strong independant mother. I can't help but love her for the effort, but I was rasied in many ways like a girl. I feel deeply betrayed. I can't seem to shake a sense of self-loathing.
posted by dabcad on Aug 6, 2010 - 29 answers

helping high-functioning sister gain independence

special needs filter: how do I help my high-functioning sibling gain independence? what have your experiences with special needs siblings been like? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Jul 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Tools and household helps for aging parents

What tools and other handy things are useful for aging parents? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Feb 23, 2010 - 20 answers

(How) Do I get over my girlfriend's one-time infidelity?

My girlfriend cheated with an old ex. (How) Do I get over it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 - 55 answers

How can a person be TOO awesome? Ask my boyfriend.

How do I stop feeling inadequate compared to my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by apophenia on Jan 10, 2010 - 26 answers

I wipe my own ass!

What are children of different cultures expected to learn to do independantly at different ages? [more inside]
posted by alona on Dec 6, 2009 - 8 answers

kelly clarkson, thine words ring true

How can I learn to stop being so self-reliant? How do I begin to need other people again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Is a uni degree essential?

Should i finish a uni course in a field i dont want a job in? [more inside]
posted by stillnocturnal on Aug 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Where to watch the Chicago fireworks?

Awesome / unique locations to see the July 3rd fireworks in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jul 1, 2009 - 6 answers

You don't have to come to the shindig, ya know

We know where we want to get married, but the bride to be's parents don't like our preferred location [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Apr 17, 2009 - 51 answers

How do I not get taken advantage of ?

What is the best approach for me to take and continue helping my senior neighbor out without being taken advantage of by her and/or her children? [more inside]
posted by Taurid on Mar 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Where to start when you start over?

How do you start over, with a new love or without one? Heartfelt, soul-searching soap opera of my life and love inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2009 - 31 answers

Songs for my sister- upbeat and woman-centered

Looking for songs with a positive theme about sisters or female friendships for a cd I'm making for my sister's birthday. Also, she's going through a rough transition with a breakup, so other female-centered songs about positivity or independence would be wonderful. [more inside]
posted by potatopeople on Dec 19, 2008 - 28 answers

Yankee Doodle, read this Book...

Please recommend books (not overly scholarly, but in-depth, if possible) dealing with the causes and issues surrounding the rise of the American Independence movement prior to July 4, 1776. [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Oct 13, 2008 - 10 answers

How to feel a stronger sense of self-worth?

How can a person overcome general insecurity, improve their self-esteem, and bolster their sense of self worth? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2007 - 18 answers

What degree of indepdence is appropriate for a long-term relationship / marriage?

What degree of indepdence is appropriate for a long-term relationship / marriage? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Jul 29, 2007 - 49 answers

Is it possible to just be too damn awesome?

Is it possible to just be too damn awesome? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2006 - 68 answers

How many in Hong Kong supported reunification?

How many Hong Kongers supported reunification before it happened? Now? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Oct 6, 2006 - 2 answers

How can I have a great Texas Independence Day party?

I'm having a Texas Independence Day party this week to introduce my English friends to the joys of Texas. General party hosting advice and advice more specific to this party requested inside. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Feb 25, 2006 - 14 answers

Revolutionary War Slogans?

Revolutionary War Slogans? I' know "No Taxation without Representation", but what other authentic revolutionary war slogans were out there? I've tried Wikipeda, and google-fu, and have seen quotes, but no rallying cries, ala "Remember the Maine" and "54 40 or fight".
posted by Philbo on Dec 29, 2005 - 13 answers

How do you travel without your significant other, wife/husband or partner?

Travel without your s/o.. Any of you do it? ---> [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Oct 6, 2004 - 14 answers

Energy Independence

I'm looking for a good survey on the topic of U.S. energy independence. Could be book, newspaper or magazine piece, documentary film, website...Not so much interested in the debate over the urgency, Hubberts Peak and all that --the ideal resource assumes the rightness of the cause and provides an overview of the political, technological, and social progress and challenges surrounding getting there.
posted by luser on Aug 19, 2004 - 1 answer

ANOVA Modelling

What's a good rule of thumb for the maximum number of 'varieties' and 'factors' you can have in an ANOVA model? [more inside]
posted by freebird on Jul 1, 2004 - 6 answers

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