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Convincing my traditional parents that marrying my boyfriend (as opposed to an arranged marriage) is not a "sin". Tried for many years; can you help me try more?

Convincing my traditional parents that marrying my boyfriend (as opposed to an arranged marriage) is not a "sin". Tried for many years; can you help me try more? I will start with a little bit of my background. Please bear with me for the verbose description. [more inside]
posted by alady on Nov 10, 2012 - 41 answers

"No gifts please"

Does "No gifts please" on a wedding invitation really mean No Gifts? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 8, 2012 - 52 answers

How do I prioritize between emergency savings, retirement, and student loan payments in a new marriage?

Newly married, and trying to figure out emergency savings vs. retirement vs. paying off debt vs. saving for a family. Please help me prioritize. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2012 - 22 answers

How to cope with sleep-sex fantasy gone wrong?

A few months ago during pillow talk, I gave my husband permission to have sex with me while I was asleep. Last night he did it, and I felt far more violated than I expected. How should I deal with these feelings of resentment and regret, given that I gave him prior consent? (Possible TW.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2012 - 23 answers

Stuck on the cusp; how to step over?

You decided to leave your marriage, which has had good times but also so many bad ones. You finally came to the point where you realised you had to get out; how did you go from realising it to actually doing it, despite the inertia of being with someone whom you still loved (just not enough to overcome all the negatives in the marriage any more)? [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Nov 5, 2012 - 33 answers

I am so stuck. The time has come to end my marriage and I can't get the words out.

I feel like I am experiencing sleep paralysis--I know I want to wake up but I just can't move. I've had no shortage of difficult life challenges over the years. Leaving a drug-addled, abusive family behind, holding dying loved ones, quitting cigarettes, I've ended LTRs in the past (and had them ended by partners too). I am not an over-thinker or an indecisive person and this feels so weird. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Eternally unhappy parents with a stagnant and unhealthy marriage--I am in the middle. How to deal?

Please help me deal with my parents ever-strained and unhappy marriage, my fathers refusal to seek marriage counseling, my mother's emotional affair, and my grandparents horrible influence. This has been happening forever--now that I'm 20, my parents are divulging more and more. It's too hard to deal with. Any suggestions welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2012 - 24 answers

I feel trapped from being too different?

Pretty sure I don't want to get married or have kids. Problem is, almost all my friends are doing so and it's just getting to the point where I am the only one who isn't doing either of those (not a bad thing).Help me not go crazy if I hear one more person say the words 'I'm engaged" or "I'm pregnant". [more inside]
posted by Autumn89 on Oct 30, 2012 - 55 answers

How can I prevent my history of money from hurting my marriage?

My history with money, coupled with recent life challenges, is affecting my marriage. I am stressed and angry; my partner is (probably) depressed and overwhelmed. How can we grow together, not apart? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2012 - 13 answers

My sister is separating and likely divorcing her husband after 15 months of marriage, and my family strongly disagrees with her decision. Do we tell her this?

My sister is separating and likely divorcing her husband after 15 months of marriage, and my family strongly disagrees with her decision. Do we tell her this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2012 - 65 answers

"Congratulations on getting married a SECOND time!" ... sigh.

Divorcee getting married for the second time and a full wedding's to be planned, mixed feelings on the wedding part. Tell me the personal side of your 2nd (+) wedding experiences. [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Oct 20, 2012 - 31 answers

To share or not to share

My counsellor tells me that I need to stop enabling my wife's anxieties; my wife tells me that my not sharing what I'm talking about in counselling sessions is making her anxious. How do I square this circle? [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Oct 17, 2012 - 61 answers

Open relationship friendly therapist in Vancouver, BC?

Can you recommend a good therapist in Vancouver, BC with experience with open relationship/marriage and LGBT issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 0 answers

Finding a couples counselor in Houston?

Does anyone have recommendations for a couples counselor or marriage/family therapist in Houston, TX -- or, at least, what resources I can use to find a good one? Thank you in advance!
posted by Pwoink on Oct 9, 2012 - 1 answer

If we get married, does she lose social security?

My fiancée and I are thinking of getting married in a few months and we're both still in school, I work part time and make about $20,000 a year. She does not work but receives vocational rehab and Social Security (SSI) for her permeant disability she was born with. [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Oct 9, 2012 - 7 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

How to handle husband's suicidal thoughts

After discussing marital separation my husband searched online for what happens to life insurance in the event of suicide [more inside]
posted by momtothreedc on Oct 7, 2012 - 30 answers

Oh, what a mess.

Supposed to be getting married to my long-term girlfriend, developing feelings for someone else, unsure of how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2012 - 36 answers

Can a healthy marriage last?

How do I regain my trust in marriage when my role models of healthy marriage are separating? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Oct 5, 2012 - 16 answers

Unforeseen obstacles to intercultural marriage?

What do you wish you had known before you embarked on an intercultural relationship/marriage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2012 - 37 answers

Is this part of my quarter-life crisis?

Is this part of my quarter-life crisis? (a blizzard inside) [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Oct 2, 2012 - 71 answers

Marriage in Spain

Can a foreign non-priest officiate at a wedding in Spain? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Oct 2, 2012 - 5 answers

I crossed marriage boundaries with co-worker -- now what?

My friendship with coworker evolved into something which is apparently neither "just friendship" neither ethical behaviour. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2012 - 12 answers

So...should we sit down tomorrow at 5:30 to talk about forever, maybe?

How, exactly, did you start discussing marriage with the person you married? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2012 - 67 answers

Do egalitarian heterosexual marriages exist?

Do egalitarian heterosexual marriages exist as a cultural phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by Mai2k3 on Sep 26, 2012 - 57 answers

Advice for someone new to crossdressing and D/s.

My husband just told me he's into crossdressing and wants to introduce D/s into our sex life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 15 answers

Seeking that first-kiss feeling

I'm happily married, but it's ridiculous how much I want a good first kiss. Help me get over it! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2012 - 44 answers

Between a rock and a hard place

I have recently separated from my wife of 6 years and have moved out of the family home into temporary accommodation. It has been about a month since I left and I am in a very confused place at the moment. My wife has put forward an ultimatum that is tearing me apart and I would appreciate some perspective from the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2012 - 79 answers

Heterosexual Civil Partnerships and UK Law

My girlfriend and I want to do that 'public display of commitment' thing, but we don't want to get married. Heterosexual Civil Partnerships are not yet available in the UK. Can we do it elsewhere with legal status? Or should we wait? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Sep 20, 2012 - 31 answers

What fun things should we do before having kids?

AdviceFilter: What life experiences (or fun things) should my partner and I make time for, before having a baby? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Sep 19, 2012 - 19 answers

Ideas for 10th wedding anniversary in midst of marital stress?

How should my husband and I celebrate our 10th anniversary given some recent marriage difficulties? I am looking for ideas that honor our years together but aren't traditional romantic gestures, which might feel a bit hollow or forced right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2012 - 18 answers

Should we have a greencard wedding in Vegas?

Someone I just met has suggested getting married for me to get UK citizenship and her to get US citizenship. Is this insane? [more inside]
posted by slartibartfast on Sep 16, 2012 - 41 answers

Pop the question please?

I want to be engaged, but I want him to propose. [more inside]
posted by nile_red on Sep 15, 2012 - 44 answers

What is "The One", how do I know if I've found him, and how crucial is it that I do so?

What does it feel like to find "The One"? How do you know when you have found this person? How essential is this feeling for a successful and happy long-term relationship? [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Sep 15, 2012 - 51 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

At this rate, there will be sixteen by next week.

Cool or uncool: your spouse gets a second dog from a local shelter without asking or consulting you? [more inside]
posted by fatllama on Sep 7, 2012 - 88 answers

Why am I jealous of everyone else's drama?

I have a happy, stable, and supportive marriage. Why am I jealous of everyone else's relationship drama and general craziness/fun? [more inside]
posted by A Special Kind of Weird on Sep 2, 2012 - 24 answers

Stand and deliver! Your Money or Your Wife('s)!

Should I pay off my wife's student loans? Should we file our taxes jointly? 60K in student debt! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 7 answers

INS vs True Love

Immigration Calibration: if the love-of-his-life returns to the Phillipines, will he ever see her again? Or rather, give me a general sense of how easy it would be for her to get another tourist visa to US; get visa to travel here for wedding, live here after marriage. [more inside]
posted by metahawk on Aug 24, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I protect my possibly developmentally-challenged brother in law who is intent on getting married to someone we barely know?

I need help in guiding my brother-in-law, who may be developmentally challenged, with some important life decisions. I am pretty much his only family contact, am at a bit of a loss, and not quite sure where to start; (slightly lengthy) details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 - 12 answers

First Love Issues

Why do I often dream of my ex? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Aug 23, 2012 - 28 answers

Do people marry someone similar?

My friend has heard that people marry those who are similar to themselves (in looks, age, social class, education etc). He worries this will rule out all the "good" women. Help me advise him how marriages really work. [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat on Aug 15, 2012 - 36 answers

This is a joke, right?

Rather out of the blue, my husband of 7 years brought up the baby question, about 5 years after our last conversation on the topic. I came back to him later that evening with one "neutral" (and sufficient) class of reasons why I was not interested in forming another babby: I don't want to give up my current freedoms to go back to the baby/preschooler parenting lifestyle. But behind that there is a big pile of more emotionally charged reasons that I didn't mention, and I don't know if I should. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Aug 15, 2012 - 38 answers

"Do you take this man...?" Probably not.

How do I figure out if I want to get married, without, you know, getting married? I feel like I need to figure this out, because I'm at an age that a lot of guys I date definitely *do* want to get married, and I don't want to waste their time. [more inside]
posted by peacrow on Aug 13, 2012 - 41 answers

Things are bad.

Our marriage is crumbling, and it's taking me with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2012 - 29 answers

Take my wife, please: marriage advice

I'm getting married soon, and would appreciate your best non-clichéd advice. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Aug 9, 2012 - 81 answers

Is it possible to get through a hard time in a relationship?

Tell me about how you worked through a difficult period of your relationship and had it turn out well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2012 - 27 answers

Stuck in the middle of spouse and parents

Stuck in the middle of spouse and parents - How to tell parents to lay off? How to support spouse while also seeing my parents/visiting my hometown when I want to? [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor on Aug 7, 2012 - 22 answers

What are the general qualities that make someone marriageable?

What are the general qualities that make someone marriageable? I need to develop those qualities. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2012 - 36 answers

How do I end the cycle of self-sabotage?

How do I end the cycle of self-sabotage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2012 - 19 answers

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