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The "how" and the "who first"

While my concerns about divorcing my spouse are numerous, there are two in particular that I could really use some advice on. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2014 - 20 answers

Do I marry/have kids with longterm love if I'm not ready due to career?

I love my partner - we have known each other for over a decade and have been together for over five years. I am in my 30s and he wants to live together/get married and/or start a family. I have insisted we wait due to my graduate school (and later) career struggles. Now we are older and our time frame for children (if not settling down with children in mind later) is diminishing. I don't know the right thing to do - specifics inside... [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Mar 21, 2014 - 25 answers

Marriage & Work Filter, opposing schedules edition

What non-obvious effects can I expect if I take a job with hours that are very different from my wife's? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Aug 31, 2013 - 21 answers

Do I tell him why I am not being my normal, friendly self?

I am married and recently realized I had developed romantic feelings for a friend/coworker (also married). I have stopped speaking to him for the sake of my marriage. He really wants to know why I am avoiding him. What's the best way to handle this without making him feel bad? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2013 - 30 answers

How To Deal With Spouse Stress?

My husband has just gotten a new job in his dream company at much higher pay/benefits after a long and stressful search. That's the good part. The bad part is this job involves a lot more responsibility, longer hours, commuting time, and a much bigger project to oversee. How can I help him deal with the increased workload and stress when he is clearly having trouble adjusting to it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2012 - 13 answers

Who'd say no to an exciting adventure? My husband.

How can my husband and I balance my dream job (in Asia) with his not-quite-wanting to go? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 23, 2011 - 44 answers

Help me not be a nagging, obnoxious wife

How can I be less unreasonable about my husband's new life? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on May 24, 2011 - 52 answers

Studying overseas while married

I'm considering the idea of moving (from Australia) to either the UK or USA for a PhD, but I'm worried about whether my significant other will be able to find work. Just how bad is the jobs situation over there? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Mar 21, 2011 - 15 answers

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States?

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 1, 2010 - 9 answers

I didn't sign on to be single mom

My husband's schedule is making me miserable and resentful. He can't change his schedule right now, so what I can do to deal with it better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Am I depressed or just unlucky?

I have had a rough year and my husband thinks I may be depressed, but I think it may just be a rough patch. There are a few things that have happened in my life over the past year or so that are making me bummed out and exhausted almost constantly. What does your experience with depression tell you about my situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2010 - 22 answers

lunching with interns

i've become somewhat chummy with an intern at work this summer. i guess i have a stupid little crush on her actually. she's leaving in a couple of weeks. is it a bad idea to have lunch with her away from the workplace? professionally AND socially? nothing is going to happen beyond this, it would be logistically impossible. (i'm twice her age, married 15+ yrs) - it is rare for me to "click" with people, but when i do, it's significant, as in this case, i'm somewhat of an individualist. i've talked a couple of times to my wife about intern etc, but would not go out of my way to tell her about a lunch, "lunching" is atypical for me --but if she learned, would probably roll her eyes.
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 - 48 answers

When will I be able to confidently ask for mayo?

[Rambly-what-should-I-do-with-my-life-filter] Useless Master's degrees! Impending weddings! Mild-to-moderate homelessness! Help me figure out my next step before I resort to prostitution or, worse, telemarketing. [more inside]
posted by doift on Sep 24, 2007 - 10 answers

Coping with a relationship with a workaholic?

Coping with a relationship with a workaholic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2007 - 15 answers

Take the job or leave it?

Should I stay or should I go now? How do I decide? [more inside]
posted by Koffeeman on Jul 6, 2006 - 20 answers

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