I struggle with thinking I "should" do a lot of things, and feel guilty about not doing more for charity and for other people. How can I find a good balance between doing what I want to do for myself, and doing my duty as a good person?
I want to get better at accommodating others when they are trying to do something practical. Holding doors open for others is the obvious example, but other little things such as remembering to grab a spoon along with food someone requested, positioning myself as to not get in the way of others when people are moving things, keeping things tidy, retrieving the right tools for a job... [more inside]
Hi, so last night I met a sweet family who hired me to be a companion/ nanny / caregiver for their son who has cerebral palsy. I am not a nurse, I work in a hospital but no patient contact. I have however, a few months of cerebral palsy experience from the time I volunteered in college . We were talking about money- and she said something : I usually pay my nurses 20/hour , but you know they are nurses. However, I am willing to pay you that if you will learn to do tube feeding. So I guess I am confused with what she said? I don't know how much she will pay me, cause she didn't say anything exact, right? Should I ask or should I let it go and see when she pays me? What would u do?
I (24yo F) live independently here in DC and have a good life. I have a great full-time job that pays pretty well for someone my age, go to grad school part time, and have a happy social life. I have an excellent relationship with my parents, but I need to talk to them about how my special needs sibling (21yo M) affects my life in the present and the future. I get along very well with my parents, but I'm not sure how to broach this topic in a way that is productive and respectful. [more inside]
Nearly 8 months after leaving a bad marriage and (eventually) initiating a divorce, I'm looking to move on with my life. Not necessarily by dating just yet - I've still got a lot to sort through before I'd inflict myself on anyone - but eventually. One of the things that I need to work on is my tendency to see the positives in any situation, which often leads me to ignore the negatives. How can I train myself to find a better balance between the positives and negatives? [more inside]
Provided those needs are cheap, and can be provided on a website run by your Faculty. [more inside]
I've been setting my goal on medicine (looks like it's not immediately, but in the next few years). However, I've been having doubts and second thoughts ever since I went into my undergraduate years. I'm graduating undergrad now, and have an entry-level job at a hospital. How and when will I know if that's what I want? [more inside]
Old friends, babysitting, child with special needs? [more inside]
What are the healthy and fulfilling expectations of what a relationship should be and do for you? [more inside]
How to deal with feelings of revulsion when others are expressing their need for your time and care? [more inside]
Do we really "need" romantic love in our lives? Is there a magical point of self-love where one just attracts love from others? [more inside]
Boyfriend is great, but how can I get him to meet my emotional needs more consistently? [more inside]
My boyfriend can't express himself much at all, should I be concerned? [more inside]
How do those who tend to people-please stay honest with their feelings and needs in romantic relationships? I want to avoid becoming overwhelmed and disoriented after about half a year or so, which seems to happen again and again. [more inside]
How can I get the word out about a bad school principle? [more inside]
As a parent of a special needs child, what are some legal issues you wish someone had told you about before you had to deal with them? [more inside]
special needs filter: how do I help my high-functioning sibling gain independence? what have your experiences with special needs siblings been like? [more inside]
Looking for tips on to figure out what one needs in a relationship. [more inside]
Christmas Gift Filter: Uncle who does and needs nothing. What to get? [more inside]
There are times that I find it really hard to "understand people". Two questions have been weighing on my mind this weekend. How do I accomodate people's practical needs that I'm not familiar with? How do difficult people make and keep friends? [more inside]
Some new neighbors just moved into the flat above us. How do I reduce the noise of their constant stomping? Would asking them nicely render a solution? And more importantly, is there some stomping disorder in modern psychology that I should know about? Because their flat is the same size and layout as ours, which isn't that big at all (you can walk across the hall to the door in about 10 steps) and I am genuinely baffled at how much stomping can indeed be done in such a capacity.
I am a contractor who specializes in Multi family apartment remodeling. Can anyone recommend an estimating software that is affordable and easy to use.
Is there a comprehensive list of US schools for autistic children available in print or on the web ? [more inside]
[Insecure Female Filter] Help me feel less clingy when asking for affection from or even just displaying it to my more stoic significant other. Back story & lots [more inside]
I need help from a Chicago cop to arrest my Dad for a DUI... [more inside]
What do you want that you are not getting? [more inside]