Nobody can prepare you for motherhood, nobody can even come close to describing the joys, sadness and all other mixes of emotions that come with adding a new life to your family. And nobody really shared the struggles or "not so pretty" side to motherhood, so with my feelings of yearning for my old life I feel so guilty that I haven't embraced this new life with an open heart and arms...are these feelings normal? Do mothers and fathers roles cause resentment, because there is inevitibly more responsiblity on the mothers (by nature to nurture if that makes sense)? How do you maintain a relationship with your SO when life seems to be so seperate now that a baby has arrived? A lot of the fun we had together is now seperate. [more inside]
My parents didn't accept my boyfriend for about six of the seven years that we've been dating due to his physical disability. Now my younger sister has a new boyfriend whom my parents wholly and happily accept, and as childish as this is, this is bringing up all sorts of unpleasant feelings. [more inside]
Since having a manic episode about a year and a half ago, my parents started treating me like I was a minor again (I'm almost 30 now). How do I most respectfully tell them that I'm am going to move without turning it into "I'M NOT ASKING FOR PERMISSION, DAMMIT: I'M MOVING AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME"? Thanks, mefites. [more inside]
Emotionally abusive parents are coming to visit. Difficulty level: boyfriend introduction. How do I deal with the fallout? [more inside]
So, my girlfriend is in her early 30s, as am I. We've been dating for almost a year; we're moving in together and it's overall great - but I'm starting to get irked that she leaves almost every saturday morning, and comes back almost every sunday night, to go to her parents who live in another state. I love her; and this is a silly problem; I don't want to make it one, but I'm at a loss on how to react...
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]
how to you embrace different or opposite opinions from yours, instead of being offended or upset or pressured by it? [more inside]
I need some advice on how to communicate better with my dad and hopefully improve our relationship. [more inside]
My relationship with my dad is crap. I can't articulate why. I'm already in therapy, but my therapist is on vacation and I won't see her again for another few weeks. Help me out, if you can, in the meantime. [more inside]
Help me deal with the awkward fallout of telling my parents that I'm transgendered and want to begin hormone therapy. [more inside]
My mother had a stroke (it seems like a transient ischemic attack) but she won't be in the States until Friday morning. And there are many relationship issues mixed into this. What should I do? Previously this question. (I had decided to spend one week, this week of 3/6, at home and one week, next week, with SO.) [more inside]
I still want my parents' approval and support, but that's just not going to happen. How do you maintain your relationship with your unsupportive parents? [more inside]
How do I re-start/maintain a relationship with my father while my mother is cheating on him and he doesn't know?
How do I re-start/maintain a relationship with my father while my mother is cheating on him and he doesn't know? [more inside]
If I booty call/txt a guy (i'm a girl) should it be expected of me to show up to his place or should I ask him to pick me up? [more inside]
Just in time for Mothers Day - How do I resolve long-standing issues I have with my mother??? [WARNING: LONG POST] [more inside]
Relationship Filter: How do I stop myself from tallying stuff up then try to make myself dismiss it because I don't want to make our relationship into a scorecard but not being sucessful and end up feeling confused and emotional? And how do I talk about it with my boyfriend? [more inside]