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How can I let myself be vulnerable in my new relationship?

I think I have some messed up ideas about relationships, that are going to get in the way of me finding true intimacy and being a really good partner to someone. I want to get over these ideas but am terrified that acting in a more authentic and loving way will backfire. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me not dissolve into a stressavoidance puddle at work!

How can I avoid totally unraveling when working with a dismissive/cold person? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2014 - 16 answers

I turned him down. So why do I keep thinking about him?

I met someone online. Had a great date with him, but ultimately decided not to pursue things with him. So why can't I get him out of my head? And should I try again with him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Letter etiquette, reply to a job offer: 'thanks, but no thanks'

My SO applied for, was interviewed for, and subsequently was offered an academic post (lectureship). Some stuff just wasn't right from the outset, and all the contact with the department made it clear that it's not the right place to be working. Please help us to say 'no thanks' correctly. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2013 - 14 answers

Friends WITHOUT benefits?

I've declined romantic overtures from X in the past. Subsequently, X made repeated friendly overtures toward me. My reciprocation of friendly overtures made X angry. I'm not sure if I need a reality check, or if X does. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2013 - 34 answers

Should we really though? Really? *Squints like Larry David*

Is "We should get a drink sometime" actually a very polite rejection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2013 - 26 answers

How to drop out of an interview process without alienating anyone?

What's the best way to say you want out of an interview process before it's reached the offer stage? Difficulty: The company is one you want to interact with positively in the future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2013 - 8 answers

what am I doing wrong?

Guys keep rejecting me; am I hideous? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2013 - 45 answers

Shy and Unlucky in Love

Help me figure out why I'm so unlucky with romance [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2012 - 26 answers

Is my boyfriend entitled or am I being a jerk?

My boyfriend of 6 months is great in many ways: kind, supportive, funny, etc. But (of course) there's one thing about him that's been bugging me, and I can't tell if I'm being unreasonable or not. The best way I can come up with to describe it is that he seems to feel... entitled. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 42 answers

I only want a partial enchilada, thank you

I have too much of a good thing. A lot of people want to date me. I am not interested in most of them beyond friendship, though, and I'm in a really comfortable FWB situation and don't want "the whole enchilada" of commitment, yet I only want this one person. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 23 answers

She said "just friends". We are. Now what?

What techniques can I use to quell or quieten emotional turmoil? Avalanche of special inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 16 answers

I love my in-laws and my job, maybe a little too much.

I love my in-laws and my job, maybe a little too much. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2011 - 15 answers

No. You really ARE crazy.

Rejectionfilter: I'm not that into him, told him and now he's causing drama. How do I navigate this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 - 33 answers

I want my husband to want me.

I want my husband to want me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2011 - 39 answers

Rejection is part of being a writer -- but what about the embarrassment?

Rejection's part of being a writer. I can deal with rejection. How do I deal with the embarrassment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 - 17 answers

Want to have my cake and eat it too.

Am I a bad person? It's recently been pointed out to me that I have HUGE abandonment and rejection issues. The guy that I'm seeing told me this - not my husband. Get ready for a bunch of conflicting information... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2011 - 36 answers

Is there a survival guide to Threadless design?

How do I survive the brave new world of Threadless design? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Friends forever, or until you find happiness elsewhere.

How can I tell if this person is blowing me off or just very busy? And what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2011 - 19 answers

How to overcome fear of rejection in relationships

I’m a 28 y/o woman who has finally found someone that I admire, who loves me dearly, and isn't a huge pain in my ass --and I'm hoping to make this last! Please help me to not ruin this wonderful thing! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2011 - 16 answers

Socially awkward girl seeks rejection tips.

Socially awkward girl seeks rejection tips. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Ummmm, what happened?

Egad! Please give me your opinion - I don't know what to think or do... I've never handled rejection well, but I'm not sure it's rejection. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2011 - 21 answers

Why do people I thought were friends suddenly drop me?

Was it something I said? Why do my friends keep dropping me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2010 - 57 answers

Need strategies for dealing with rejection at work

Can you help me prepare to not get an internal job offer at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Sorry, your friend's not hot enough.

How do I deal with people pushing blind dates, when love is not (for the moment) blind? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Always have a plan b

What's the best way to keep things light and limit embarrassment for both people if the other person rejects you when you make a move? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2010 - 25 answers

On second thought, I actually am that superficial.

After a first date that I can see isn't going to go anywhere based on a lack of physical attraction, how do I proceed decently? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2010 - 46 answers

How should I act toward a female friend after she rejected my romantic advance?

I'm ashamed to say that, even though I'm in my mid 20s, I'm still very inexperience at this relationship thing. Recently I just met this amazing girl who I really like. Unfortunately, after trying for couple months thing didn't worked out. She rejected my advance citing I'm not acting the way she thought I should, and she found another guy she really like. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2009 - 24 answers

How can I resist the temptation to despair?

How can I resist the temptation to despair as I get older and still find myself unable to break consistent patterns of frustration in my work and personal life? (long) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 14 answers

"What are you doing?" "I'm ending our friendship." NOOOOO!

Help! Can I salvage this friendship even after experiencing the searing pain of rejection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I stop being so sensitive?

I'd like to be less sensitive to rejection, as well as situations that aren't actually rejection but that I take as such. I've had social anxiety for as long as I can remember (I'm nineteen), and I have only come out of my shell in the last few months. Because of this, I'm incredibly sensitive to what others may think of me, since I've never really had friends and don't want people to dislike me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 23 answers

Yes, I'm aware of the existence of 'he's just not that into you,' but I'd like it confirmed by the source.

How do you phrase "are you into me?" in a non-terrifying way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2009 - 22 answers

wanting to "divorce your kids" ?

How can I help someone who has three young children but who doesn't want to be a mother anymore? I know that this sounds completely irresponsible and selfish and cruel but I would appreciate help if you can take the time to read the details. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2009 - 27 answers

Have you met my new much much better than you boyfriend?

Was in love with a friend. He is not in love with me. Haven't talked to him in 3 months, but find myself constantly having (childish) fantasies of him begging me back, going into a jealous rage when I've found someone else, and basically living with the horrible regret of throwing away his one chance at happiness. Must regain sanity and purge these thoughts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2009 - 22 answers

We were friends, that was as far as it went

I was rejected pretty kindly, we are being friends, and we're hanging out an awful, awful lot. Please help me get some perspective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2009 - 10 answers

I wish I could ask him about this rather than the the internet...

I hooked up with an old friend who I had very long standing crush on, I'm pretty confident I'm being rejected, but his behavior during and after is still making my head spin and I would really like to understand his behavior more so that I can move on. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2008 - 29 answers

How do I tell my parents I'm not a devilworshipper?

How to I gracefully tell my parents that I've changed religions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2008 - 27 answers

Coming to terms with a long-term parental rejection

How to get over/deal with/move on from parental rejection? [LONG!] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2007 - 19 answers

How do I stop worrying in the beginning of a relationship?

How do I stop worrying in the beginning of a relationship? (example provided) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Dodging a nice person

I need help non-hurtfully brushing off someone who wants to be friends with me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2006 - 41 answers

How to do deal with "lets just be friends" when you want more?

"I think of you.. more as a friend." A girl I really, really (seriously) 'like' sprung that one on me yesterday. Her explanation was rather strange in general: apparently I'd make a great boyfriend, but she'd make a lousy girlfriend, and she's saving me from myself. Is this low self-esteem, or plain lies, or what? And what the heck should I do about the whole thing?
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2004 - 55 answers

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