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My friend with anxiety won't help himself and I don't know what to do

A friend of mine refuses to address his anxiety issues. I don't want to lose him as a friend, but also don't know how much more I can take. Please help. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on May 28, 2013 - 15 answers

My boyfriend's kid is here for a month. Should I be a presence?

My boyfriend has a kid from his previous marriage, who is now long distance. He'll be coming to stay for a month in a few months, and I'm not sure what to do! (so many snowflake details!) [more inside]
posted by euphoria066 on Jan 22, 2013 - 22 answers

Am I trying to rationalize a relationship that doesn't work

A man is in love with a woman but admits to disliking and resenting her children. Am I trying to rationalize a relationship that doesn't (and will never) work? [more inside]
posted by passing.by on Aug 20, 2012 - 74 answers

How to date a guy with kids

How to approach dating someone who has primary custody of two almost-grown children? [more inside]
posted by worry_wart on Sep 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking for childfree love in all the child loving places.

Dating filter: The women I tend to feel most connected to pretty much all want to have children. But I don't. Or at least, I mostly don't. How do I deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 - 48 answers

Help a Peruvian deal with the jetlag he gets from overnight and weekend trips to Bolivia

Parents of 3+ year olds! How do you deal with being tired *all the time*? I've gone from being single and childless and in my early 30s to being the boyfriend of a mother of two boys (3 and 7). Things are astonishingly good between us, and the boys are great (albeit a lot of hard work, even according to their Mum), but I'm *so* tired after helping out with the boys - it's all the games of tag, the nerf gunfights, the question and answer sessions, etc. We're really enjoying ourselves, but ohmigod I'm exhausted. Help me not feel like I'm letting the side down at home with my housemates, at her place, out and about with my friends and at work. Other than 'coffee', 'more sleep' and 'less time with the girlfriend and the boys' (done, done, and ain't gonna happen), what are your protips for fighting off tiredness and irascibility?
posted by MarchHare on Nov 2, 2010 - 26 answers

Another "kids/no kids is a deal-breaker" question.

How do you broach the subject of having kids in the future when first dating? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Sep 17, 2010 - 27 answers

Kids Discussion So Soon?

For a month I've been dating someone I've met online. His online profile displays N/A on the topic of wanting children. While on another conversation topic he mentions that he "doesn't really want children". I do. Should I be discussing this topic conversation just one month into dating? I can't even begin to know how to talk about this so soon, but -- yeah -- it will eventually be an issue. What now?
posted by alice_curiouse on Sep 14, 2010 - 28 answers

How do You Give People Time to Work on Their Issues and Stay Connected?

Am I just being a patsy here? Follow-up to this question. Do I give this relationship more time, cut and run, or are there other options I'm not considering? [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Jul 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Making Long-Distance Single Parenting Relationship Work Smoothly!

Early stages of long-distance relationship filter: I've reconnected with an old potential dating interest from over 20 years ago in the past, and since August, there have been daily texts, emails, phone calls. We live about a 3 hour drive away from each other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 - 10 answers

How to have a serious relationship discussion when kids are involved

I just met someone I am really interested in dating, but who has kids. In general, I am OK with the idea, but I want to know the sorts of issues and questions I should bring up with this person to talk about it and understand the situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I best get acquainted with my boyfriend's kids?

How do I best get acquainted, and develop a good relationship, with my boyfriends' kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2007 - 13 answers

How do you know when to settle down and make a life for yourself?

When do you know that it's time to move on to a new stage in life vis-a-vis settling down with one person and starting a family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2006 - 12 answers

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