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Depressed & need inspiration.

I am a single mother, down in the dumps and looking for mefites for a lightbulb or maybe just a bone. I've been juggling my post-divorce financial mess, toxic workplace, toxic people all around, and I'm so tired and exhausted, I just know my six-year old and I need to be somewhere where the atmosphere is more laid back with better quality of life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2014 - 13 answers

 

Mother got a job in my workplace behind my back.

I have been working a steady job at a fairly close-knit company for about 3 years, and was recently promoted. My mother applied behind my back and got a job in the same company. We do not get along. Should I quit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2014 - 31 answers

How can I cope with a toxic parent while I work to get free?

What can I do to better cope with the mounting stresses of completely cutting ties with an emotionally abusive Mom? I have severe depression, anxiety and other issues. I'm seeking help, but currently inbetween doctors. When things get stressful, I start to crumble. Suggestions very much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Help a single mother work, to make things work.

Hello, I am a divorced single-mother and US Army National Guard veteran. I am currently living in a bad situation and need to move away from it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 20 answers

This year, I'm thankful for conflict avoidance.

My mother and I are not talking. I am thinking about skipping Thanksgiving. How do I do this without causing even more turmoil? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2012 - 32 answers

Help me help Mom.

Mom is depressed. She has always been depressed. Is there anything I can do to help? If not, how do I cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Help my wife not go insane.

How can I best support my wife, a stay-at-home-mom, during the summer when she's home alone with a sometimes difficult ten year old boy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 - 27 answers

How do I handle my mother's crush on my boyfriend's (much younger) brother?

My mother, who has borderline personality disorder, has thrown a tremendous wrench into my relationship. I am so overwhelmed by this right now. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2012 - 47 answers

How to deal with a difficult mother.

I have a very difficult relationship with my mother. I now have a baby. Things are getting worse and I don't know what to do. Very long background inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2012 - 24 answers

I am the worst daughter

I've achieved having an emotionally calm and pleasant daily life for myself, but I'm worried that once my mother passes, I'll forget the reality of our dynamic and feel like a horrible and evil daughter. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 - 22 answers

Another question about an insane mother

I have a great deal of contempt for my mother, which fills me with guilt. She has had serious psychiatric problems for her entire life. Although I know that she loves us, she is quite mentally ill, and I don't know how to cope with it. I need help learning how. (This is long, I apologize.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 - 51 answers

Ill Apron Strings

My mother doesn't take of her health at all, she ignores everyone's health advice when she has problems, and it's making me feel guilty and frustrated for not trying hard enough and not being able to support her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 - 13 answers

How to deal with a parent who won't acknowledge my relationship?

My mother refuses to meet my fiance. I welcome any advice on how to deal with this, and would especially like to hear from people who have similar personal experiences. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2011 - 76 answers

This Woman's Work

Please help me evaluate a possible career move while pregnant with child #2. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Weren't we supposed to get along once I grew up?

My mother and I have a difficult relationship. Looking for advice about how to get through a period during which my mother, my daughter, and I are spending a lot of time together. (And, yes, there's a lot more information inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 - 18 answers

Is there anything in the Bible that can help one justify the estrangement of an abusive parent?

Is there anything in the Bible that can help one justify the estrangement of an abusive parent? I know that not speaking to my mother is the right thing to do, but what does the good book say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2011 - 22 answers

Can we be legally married twice in two different states?

What will happen if a man and a woman submit marriage licenses in two separate states less than a year apart? Specifically, if they get married by a judge in Washington state, then ~1 year later get married by a pastor in Wisconsin and in order to avoid having all parties involved know about the WA wedding, sign another marriage license and have it submitted to the state of WI? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 49 answers

Alcohol doesn't solve your problems, it compounds them.

My mother is depressed, and I suspect she's abusing alcohol. I'm doing the best I can, but looking for suggestions as to what I should actually be doing to help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Punk rock teenage parental angst, but I'm an adult.

So I'm thinking about family therapy. I'm a 25 year old female with a strained relationship with her mother. Has group therapy helped you sort out issues with your family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2010 - 9 answers

The three-tiered plan to change my life.

Looking for advice on how to deal with my mother, who's gotten it into her head that I should completely change my life in every way by the end of 2010 (including getting an arranged marriage.) Novella-length details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 - 26 answers

Hounded by mom

My mentally ill mother hired a private investigator to track me down... among other things. Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 - 33 answers

How do I prepare for my mother's passing?

How do I prepare for my mother's passing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2010 - 17 answers

Foot in mouth disease taken too far?

How do I deal with an increasingly abrasive mother? (Really long, I'm sorry) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2010 - 32 answers

Single mother to be, the Bible and sperm

I am making plans to become a mother soon. Sperm donation keeps popping into mind but I am a single Christian. Can someone point me in the direction of a good sources of information from a Christian/biblical perspective for or against this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2010 - 28 answers

My mom changed her face.

I come back to Southern California for Thanksgiving and my mom has gotten idiotic plastic surgery. Please help me cope. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 42 answers

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

My parents are divorced; my father has custody of my younger brother, but is leaving the country for a few years for work. He wants me to live with and take care of my 16 year old brother until he graduates from HS. I love my brother, but I have some objections and I’m not sure how to handle this. (long explanation inside!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 - 60 answers

Please help me reply to my mom's email concerning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

My mom sent me an email today acknowledging for the very first time (that I am aware of) that she experiences symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I would like to write the best response that I can to her, with some links or information about possible next steps. I don't want to screw this up, please help me help her! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Mom: I'm not going to call you back.

MomFilter: help me deal with mine! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 - 32 answers

"Mother dearest"

What is a lesbian daughter to do, when the mode and extent of her mother's display of affection becomes "too much"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2009 - 31 answers

How can I let mom know I need to be on my own?

How can I let mom know that I need my own space for a while without sounding selfish and ungrateful? I want to stand up for myself but on the other hand, I know she struggles. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2009 - 42 answers

Should I try to convince my mother to move across the country so I can take care of her and improve our relationship?

Due to years of my mother’s mental illness, dependency on prescription medication, and wildly varying levels lying leading to all sort of trust issues, I am a 30-year old woman with a very complicated relationship with my aging mom. I feel more than a little guilt and sadness about this, and authentically would like to improve our relationship. There are, of course complications. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Mom's been arrested and I need to keep her fallout from affecting me.

Mom's been arrested, what do I do. Long story follows. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2009 - 21 answers

Money from crazy parent, accept or reject?

I received a check for $3,000 from my mother who I have not spoken to for nearly seven years. Should I cash the check? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2008 - 45 answers

Paralyzed With Resentment

How can I stop thinking about my father's bigotry, hatred, and intolerance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2008 - 42 answers

Relationship minefield

Yep, it's another sticky relationship question on AskMe. A recent divorce, a friend of a mother... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Who the heck's my pop?

How can I determine, with access to limited biological data, if my father is not who I thought he was? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Tattoo ideas to mark a baby's 1st birthday?

Looking for tattoo ideas for me to get to mark my baby's 1st birthday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2008 - 21 answers

I hate my mum

I hate my mum. She has done nothing to deserve this. How do I start loving her again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2007 - 24 answers

How do I confront my parents about my mother's undiagnosed mental illness?

Seeking advice about how to confront parents about mom's mental illness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2007 - 13 answers

My wife needs to work. And we have 2 very young kids. Ideas?

We're in a financial hole, and we're looking for ways that my wife -- now a full-time mom to a 2- and a 4-year old -- can earn some income. How can we make this happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I get rid of my deepseated anger for my mother?

So I'm still angry at my mother for some things she did during my childhood. I don't want to be anymore. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Gift for Mom....herself.

Help me find a gift for my 55 yr. old mother that will help her begin to wonder of her own thoughts and wishes, and think that just maybe she could be a force of her very own in this world. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2005 - 5 answers

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