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Grabby baby meets mom with personal space issues

My 7.5 month old baby explores the world with his hands and feet... I don't like to be grabbed. Help. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Jun 24, 2016 - 23 answers

Housemates in my room?

I've had loose change move or disappear in the last few weeks, and some of the items on my desk have seemed to have been moved or shuffled through. I'm seeking recommendations for smaller webcams that I could use to monitor my personal space. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2015 - 3 answers

Is it OK to sit beside a stranger when many other seats are available?

I have a question about different cultural norms regarding personal space. Specifically, taking the seat right next to somebody in an empty waiting room, bus, train, study hall, etc. [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Aug 5, 2014 - 30 answers

My shoulders are up here

My manager put his hands on me in a way that felt strangely intimate. Should I be concerned, or am I reading too much into this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2013 - 44 answers

Please don't startle me. Really.

Asking for a friend: How do I get people to stop coming up from behind me and scaring me at work? (particulars and instigating trauma inside) [more inside]
posted by dry white toast on Jun 14, 2012 - 87 answers

Hey, I don't really want to hug her, either.

Unwilling toddlers and forced social interactions with adults: is it OK to instruct your child to (for instance) hug Great-Aunt Maisie, when she'd prefer not to? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Dec 29, 2011 - 46 answers

Keep friction to a minimum.

Help me keep conflict between my roommates to a minimum. [more inside]
posted by mean cheez on Aug 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Am I Being Overly Territorial?

I have a problem that's challenging on a logical and moral level. [more inside]
posted by presqu'ile on Jun 23, 2011 - 38 answers

How do I covercome my need for a large amount of personal space while sleeping?

My boyfriend and I are moving in together! But I have trouble falling asleep when I'm sharing a bed and can barely do it four nights a week. How am I going to upgrade to seven nights a week? Please give me your suggestions! [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Dec 5, 2010 - 42 answers

How do i get my roommate to give me and my girl some space?

How do i get my roommate to give me and my girl some space? [more inside]
posted by oviedo on May 22, 2009 - 28 answers

rubbing shoulders on the bus isn't exactly networking

Public transit personal space etiquette question. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Aug 15, 2008 - 28 answers

More.. a little more... a little m... no, too much. Too much! ACK!

Long-distance-relationship with a boyfriend who is more clingy than me, while I need more personal space. We're crazy about each other, but his desires to spend more and more time talking are making us both rather miserable, and I have no idea how to handle this. In my previous relationship, I wasn't getting enough attention from my partner. Now I have a bit too much, and somehow this needs to work out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me shrink myself by half.

My girlfirend and I are about to move in to a new 3 bedroom flat with a couple of other friends, where we're going to be sharing one room together. How do we cope? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Jul 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Cheap, sturdy, modular desks, can it be done?

Looking for a modular, reconfigurable desk--that will incorporate a miniature home theater, among other things. Your help needed. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Jun 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Cohabitation query

How can I make my home a welcoming place for a significant other who is moving in? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Apr 27, 2008 - 20 answers

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