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How to tackle multiple goals or get shit done w/anxiety etc.

Sort of recently (about 2 & a half months in) moved to a brand new town so my husband (I'm, 29, he's 32) could go to uni. I was so stoked on having a clean slate to start everything anew, but not so much any more. Reality has set in and i'm dealing with soaring bouts of anxiety and pretty severe mood swings, and can't seem to decide anything tangible to get shit actually done. Any ideas / practical advice regarding how to deal with this would be so welcome. I have so much time alone i think i'm actually going a little nuts. More inside [more inside]
posted by speakeasy on Nov 18, 2015 - 18 answers

Thwarting loneliness in times of trial

How can I cope with the fact that I will likely be single for the next several years? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbeast on Apr 18, 2015 - 21 answers

My mom is lonely and alone. Can I offer healthy support with boundaries?

I recently posted my current situation here. I'm still struggling with a longstanding issue: My mom's undiagnosed (notwithstanding a brief stint on anti-depressants 15 years ago following her divorce) possible depression. About once or twice a year I find myself with her while she sobs uncontrollably and talks about how lonely and alone she feels as she ages. These are all valid feelings and fears, but everytime I bring up seeing a counsellor to help her get her life back on track, giver her tools to cope, filter out the negative energy in her life (such as her codependent relationship with her 29 y/o son), she refuses to admit there is a problem. [more inside]
posted by stumblingthroughitall on Mar 31, 2015 - 12 answers

How do I get used to being single?

I've been out of a relationship for over a month and I'm running into trouble reconciling with the single status. It doesn't help that the ex seems to be moving along well. How do I reconcile with the feeling that I'm completely isolated? [more inside]
posted by skippingcharades on Nov 25, 2014 - 16 answers

I feel lonely

I've moved to Tokyo a couple of months ago for grad school and while I love it, I was suddenly overcome by a wave of severe loneliness and homesickness last week, and it won't go away. Also, when I came here, I finally found a boyfriend (I was single for the first 24 years of my life), but lately, he just makes me feel lonelier than I already am... [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Jul 8, 2013 - 31 answers

Completely clueless (Sigh.)

What does the process of finding a life partner look like? [more inside]
posted by strelitzia on Apr 30, 2013 - 45 answers


How do I get over my completely insane (and crippling) fear of spending time alone. [more inside]
posted by pandorasbox on Dec 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me survive my twenties without completely losing my mind.

I'm a 24 year old lady with failed relationship woes. Help me stop feeling so crummy about myself and give me day-to-day ways to feel more centered, happy, and not-desperate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2012 - 9 answers

When is a marriage worth fighting for, and when to move on?

When is a marriage worth fighting for, and when to move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2012 - 26 answers

Alone after an obsessive relationship, having trouble making friends in a sea of the elderly...

How do I make friends in an unfriendly place for young folks (18-20), and how can I make him believe that I've made changes to myself? [more inside]
posted by orchidgenes on Oct 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Is there really more to life than this?

How do I stop feeling so lonely, and be excited again about the rest of life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Where should a single 26 year old guy look for work?

How can I decide where to settle down after graduating from grad school? I'm a 26 year old single guy and looking to plant roots. [more inside]
posted by Amistad on Jun 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Social Skills Training/Behavior Therapy in NYC?

I need to improve my social and relationship skills. Can anyone recommend a behavior therapist in NYC who does social skill training and takes Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 - 3 answers

How did you form real friends at your 30s.

What are my blind spots, mistakes that I am not aware off. How did you form real friends at your 30s. [more inside]
posted by daveg02 on Dec 9, 2010 - 19 answers

Are meaningful relationships the meaning of life?

Do most people feel the need for permanent, intense connections with other people? Am I abnormal in my need? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 - 40 answers

Why don't I like people? Yes, I've tried!

This would be a fairly standard 'how do I make friends' question, except I know the reason I can't. Lack of social skills, not liking normal socialising exercises (e.g. parties), and living miles from anywhere are part of it, but before I get to those problems I have this one: I don't like anybody. Seriously, this is an even bigger problem than people not liking me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 32 answers

Want to date, but too much else to deal with

Never been in a relationship, craving intimacy badly, but have other issues I'm dealing with. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 23 answers

I would like to know how you have dealt with or are dealing with this thing called loneliness.

I would like to know how you have dealt with or are dealing with this thing called loneliness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 - 25 answers

How should I move forward?

The New Year is approaching and I need some guidance on how to move forward with my life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Dealing with sleeping alone.

I'm having trouble going to bed alone. It's wrecking me. I don't want to be alone. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2009 - 24 answers

Help with lack of romantic experience?

Help me get past my staggering lack of romantic experience. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2007 - 44 answers

What's normal in a relationship?

Are you in a long-term relationships? If so, how satisfied are you, how much of the time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2007 - 43 answers

I'm a dick - now what?

So, I moved halfway across the country to be with a guy who subsequently decided I'm too irritating to be around. Help me make the best of a shitty, shitty situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2007 - 28 answers

How do you find someone when you think that's what you're missing?

Helpful advice on breaking cycles of loneliness and relationships? [more inside]
posted by upc_head on Dec 17, 2006 - 9 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 to chase these feelings?

My live-in girlfriend has flown to Europe for a month and a half, and I feel a little lost as to what I should do with myself now. [more inside]
posted by chimmyc on May 17, 2006 - 19 answers

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