several years ago I met a man and we had a brief relationship. We've maintained a friendship through other relationships. We have both always been honest about our attraction to each other but live a few hours drive away from each other. Recently my circumstances changed and as it happens we are both available. We both are interested in seeing each other and he said he'd be willing to move as an eventuality if things work out. As it stands with our jobs it works out so that technically we could see one another twice a month if we wanted to. I have a few questions for the hive, what are ways people in a long distance relationship can stay close, Has anyone out there had a successful transition after moving in together, and has anyone not tried and regretted it? [more inside]
Inspired by this question, I'd like to determine what playground I loved to be taken to in the late 1960s, early 1970s on Long Island, probably in Nassau County. The most salient feature was a climb-on rocket ship. Was it at Jones Beach?
I'm involved in an internet romance that is takeing a major toll on my direction in life and frankly makeing me feel nervous. I need advice in regards to how to be realistic with this relationship. [more inside]
How to calculate how much to set aside each paycheck for multiple upcoming one-time/long term expenses? [more inside]
My ex-boyfriend is moving out of the state and things feel unresolved. I don't want to regret not expressing my thoughts, but am worried my unloading on him pre-move is unfair. [more inside]
My partner and I have broken up because of a move but have decided to correspond with one another through handwritten letters. Please help me be a better letter writer! [more inside]
I'm graduating. I'm leaving my girlfriend and will be far away from her, and we both don't have the option to be close for the next two years. Hence, it's ending. Any advice for feeling better? [more inside]
Will taking the saying "it's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all" too seriously lead a person to self-sabotage, specifically when they know the affair is doomed from the start? [more inside]
Where, within the 128 belt around Boston, MA can you buy washable women's plain front chino type pants in length long (34)? [more inside]
What are my options for caring for 2 cats while I'm out of the country for months at a time? [more inside]
What to do when the degree of lonliness is too much? I am in a long distance relationship which is starting to get to me. I'm trying to make friends here but it's very hard to do in the DC metro area. Do you guys have any suggestion in keeping one occupied? [more inside]
[relationship filter] How to manage a "break"/"open relationship"? [more inside]
My long distance marriage is starting to crumble. I don't know what to do. Any comments would be of assistance. Long story inside [more inside]
Sigh* here goes fellow MeFi(ers). It's time for another backstory, thank you in advance for your patience. You guys are the best. So my girlfriend of a little over 2 years just broke up with me. The first year we were in college together, the second year I graduated and she was still in school. We were long distance for about 200miles. Surprisingly, that long distance worked because we got to see each other almost every other weekend. [more inside]
My father and his mother were separated from his father by events in WWII in Poland. I'd like to find him. I've tried a few things but would much appreciate more help. Are there any Polish Mefites out there or anyone who has searched for people who are probably dead. [more inside]
I want to accomplish something over a long weekend. [more inside]
Girlfriend has suddenly lost all feelings for me and doesn't know why. [more inside]
For those of you who live in LA or the greater LA area (Long Beach, especially) -- what do you enjoy most about your neighborhood, and how have you created a personal space for yourself in this sprawling city? [more inside]
I love my boyfriend but I fear we aren't compatible for the long term. How to know if it these are things that are important enough to justify breaking up sooner rather than later... [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are going to different universities in the fall - hers in Peterborough, mine in Hamilton. What should we do about long distance phone calls? [more inside]
Shirt too long to wear untucked—what to do? Or just hang with it. [more inside]
Me and three friends are flying out to drive across America, mainly following the old Route 66. I have two main questions: 1) What's worth seeing on this route? 2) What should we be wary of? Also, any other advice is more than appreciated.
I'm riding with a stranger for 10 hours in a small car. What are some ways I can make the ride go easier, be more fun and enjoyable for both parties? [more inside]
I'm looking for jobs in Santa Monica, Burbank, etc., but I live in South Orange County. What are my options for going between work and home? [more inside]
Is there a Firefox extension that will let me edit long URLs on multiple lines, or do I have to keep editing them in text editors and copying them over? [more inside]
Need help planning a 2-3 week road trip in spring for a new place to live. We're starting out in Michigan. 2 spots we know we want to hit are Colorado and Oregon (Portland area). [more inside]
What are some good LONG songs? [more inside]
Help me build a device to last the ages - and still function! For a hobby/art project, I'm building a pocket-sized gadget comprised of electronics, gears, metal, glass, wood, plastic, etc. Is there any particular book or other source that stands out as the bible on issues of long-lasting methods and materials? Ie covers questions like how transparent and strong various plastics remain after X years/decades of sun and UV? Which material/method of lubrication for gears will best last decades under X conditions? Which soldier alloy? [more inside]
Have you ever had long hair, then cut it short? How did you feel about it? [more inside]
Please help me find a still photo of the haircut from this Regina Spektor video (with or without the little fringe), and/or tell me how to explain to the hairdresser how I want it cut [more inside]
So, how you do contend with massive, hemorrhaging, overwhelming emotion? This is also sort of a LDR question too. [more inside]
Dog Leash Longer than 6 feet? Where can I find a nylon dog leash longer than the industry standard 6 ft (not a retractable type)? Ideally I'd like 8 ft, or possibly 9. Looking for online store recommendations.
Help me leverage my ability to pick failing companies. [more inside]
What are your favourite failed flight inventions? [more inside]
Relationship Filter: How do I stop myself from tallying stuff up then try to make myself dismiss it because I don't want to make our relationship into a scorecard but not being sucessful and end up feeling confused and emotional? And how do I talk about it with my boyfriend? [more inside]
An ex-girlfriend from when I was 18 yrs old recently got back in touch. She says I have a 10 year old daughter. [more inside]
Yet another RelationshipFilter: This is the story of Jack and Jill... [more inside]
Should I talk to my boyfriend about me leaving, or ignore the situation? [more inside]
I have series of lectures that I'd like to listen to on my ipod. Each lecture is about 60-65 minutes long, and there are about 35 of them. But for some strange reason, I can't get them to transfer to my ipod... [more inside]
Some folks seem to like brachycephalic, or short-headed cats. Like Persian and Himalayan cats, with their squished little faces. Okay, cool, takes all kinds. But has anyone ever tried to breed cats with unnaturally long heads?
What is (/the original purpose of) a compression shirt? A local store has long-sleeved compression shirts on sale cheap and I've been looking for a cozy-n-toasty shirt for wearing like an undershirt in the winter that isn't longjohn/thermo material.
Can it be fixed? Long distance heartache question [more inside]
Where can I buy pasteurized eggs on Long Island? [more inside]
The problem: I need a car for three months in Los Angeles. Extenuating circumstances: I am a horrible driver and am almost guaranteed to mess up the car at some point. Solution? [more inside]
Getting to Great Neck from New Jersey [more inside]
Why am I only interested in long term relationships? [more inside]
My seventy-seven year old grandfather, maker of pierogies and violins, will have his bladder removed this Friday to help stop the spread of cancer. What can I do to keep him positive? [more inside]
My boyfriend has about 23 long boxes of comics (22 are full). He still gets a stack of comics every Wed. He won't stack the boxes over 2 high. Is there any thing that can be done to store these boxes so the room they are in doesn't look like a comic book shop? Our area floods, so the basement is out. Our house is a converted cape, so there is no attic. I don't want him to get rid of them, or stop buying them. I just would like to find a way to camouflage them. PLEASE.
My ex-girlfriend is visiting me for about a week in July. [more inside]
Where is a good place to get a manicure/pedicure in Long Beach, California?