I'm falling for a friend who is much more compatible with me than my SO of five years. [more inside]
[relationship filter] How to manage a "break"/"open relationship"? [more inside]
Separation of Personal Debt in an Ongoing Marriage (NZ Law) [more inside]
How do I keep my head straight about a girl, while being the rebound, even though I am really interested in her? Very confused. [more inside]
Omnibus Relationship Question: Getting married, and can't wait, but have numerous small issues I want to resolve. [more inside]
Help a below average looking guy get a date! [more inside]
How can my ex-girlfriend and I live together while avoiding jealousy and drama? [more inside]
(This is a long one)
I am trying to get out of a terrible relationship that keeps pulling me back in. [more inside]
Is it okay if my boyfriend has sleep-overs with Sarah Palin? [more inside]
Relationship woes! He wants a relationship, then he doesn't, then he does again. I want this to work out, and seemingly so does he, but I have my doubts after finding "a letter" to some other girl... what to do? [more inside]
How do you cope when a loved one, married to someone you can't stand, reveals during a crisis that everything is as awful as you suspected? But then turns around and decides to stay in the marriage, when everything that you have seen points to a relationship that is somewhere between self-destructive and unworkable? [more inside]
Have you ever fallen out of love with your partner, worked at it, and fallen back IN love with he or she? If so, how did you do it? What would you recommend? [more inside]
ChoresFilter: My fiancee and I are living together and both happy as clams - except we both HATE doing the dishes. They keep piling up, and even though I cook, I always keep putting them off.
How do you manage chores like this, especially ones that both of you hate doing? [more inside]
How do I state my sexual preferences without sounding like a broken record? [more inside]
I'm troubled by unresolved ex issues. How can I move on from these feelings of resentment? [more inside]
Am I being unreasonable in my expectation to live with my boyfriend alone (ie. not share a house with other people)? [more inside]
What are some less known romantic/fun/sweet/cool things to do with/for your significant other? I know the question is somewhat vague, but please see the extended explanation for a few example that I have in mind. More would be great! [more inside]
I want to stop being a relationship-machine and start having something more casual. Why do I get attached so quickly? And how do I prevent myself from getting attached so I can have more fun? [more inside]
He is 26. I'm 26 (female). We're are in a monogamous relationship. I want a monogamous relationship, but how come sometimes I just want to tell him to go hook up (have sex) with other women? I don't have one definite explanation to why I feel this way because it could be a combination of several, one being that my ex cheated on me. I am curious to know if anyone here has ever had that thought and why? and if you expressed it to your SO? how did they react? what do I need to do to stop this?
Two parter 1) Do I have the correct expectations about conversation and common interests with my significant other? 2) How can I get her to have more, deeper, conversations, debates, etc? [more inside]
My partner and I rarely fight. We were both tired and grumpy the other night and sort of snippy with one another. Suddenly, a thought popped into my head, "I don't love you." It freaked me to think that. I do love him as much as I've loved anyone. This is the person I committed to for life.
Are thoughts like this normal?
So she slapped me twice, for, I think -- no reason. Time to go? [more inside]
I broke up with a boy recently - broke his heart, to be precise. Badly, unfairly, selfishly. For reasons that, while I recognize as illogical to outside parties, are entirely unavoidable for me. I wouldn't change my decision. I won't reveal all details. But he attempted suicide over this, and I've been feeling nonstop nausea thinking about this situation. I can't stop blaming myself for driving someone to this degree of... brokenness. [more inside]
I'm breaking up with him. And I'm afraid. Yes, this is a long one. [more inside]
Sigh* here goes fellow MeFi(ers). It's time for another backstory, thank you in advance for your patience. You guys are the best.
So my girlfriend of a little over 2 years just broke up with me. The first year we were in college together, the second year I graduated and she was still in school. We were long distance for about 200miles. Surprisingly, that long distance worked because we got to see each other almost every other weekend.
How do I stop being controlling towards my husband? [more inside]
I feel like I'm getting mixed signals from a girl that I'm seeing. I could use some perspective. [more inside]
Pursue him or leave him be? [more inside]
Should I forgive his secretive contact with his ex-girlfriend? [more inside]
NSFW: question about faking orgasms, relationships, and how to fix everything. [more inside]
Strategies for exiting a medium-distance relationship of inadvertent seriousness? [more inside]
New relationship filter - ex-semi-drama queen here, how do i keep this going, slow and steady and not rush in? [more inside]
I'm looking to create a dynamic graphical relationship infomap where different thought/idea "bubbles" connect to others via color or lines. Any software reccos?
I'm a 28 year old single guy living in a college town in the middle of nowhere. I moved here to date someone (and since broken up with her and dated several others), but now I'm staying because I've got a great job, a great living situation, and some good friends. Unfortunately, I'm really frustrated with dating. [more inside]
I'm in a long-term relationship and I hardly have any friends. How do I get some? [more inside]
How can I keep a budding long-distance relationship from becoming too serious too quickly? [more inside]
I told her we shouldn't hang out. Should I feel like a jerk? [more inside]
Am-I-An-AssholeFilter: Was it "inappropriate" for me to ask my friend to go for a walk? [more inside]
I really feel my 13 year old son pulling away from me. He text msgs a ton with his friends and just the time we spend together now is minimal.
I know this is totally normal adolescent development but it still hurts me inside.
Can you suggest things we might do together now to connect? Watching a movie with me is even hard to get him to do.
He is a normal well adjusted kid---no problems in school. We usually eat dinner together as a family and I am here when he gets home from school and usually fix his breakfast and see him in the morning for 15 mins til he is out the door.
He is my youngest child and it feels sad to not have things we do in common anymore.
I used to walk him to school in 6th grade under the guise of giving our dog her daily walk but this year that ended.
Discovered my boyfriend has been secretly (occasionally) photographing naked models going back for years. I confronted, he came clean. Why am I still upset? (poss NSFW) [more inside]
RelationshipFilter & BizarreSituationFilter: Turns out this Co-worker I have been flirting with seems to like me BUT is going through a separation (thinking about divorce). She is in a delicate situation and I have no experience with this level of (possible) relationship. Should I proceed? How? THERE IS MUCH MORE. [more inside]
I can't stop antagonizing people. How do I stop? [more inside]
My father told me the other night that he considers himself a "failure" because of how I've turned out. This, among other things, makes me not want to go home for Christmas break and makes me wonder if our relationship should continue at all. Am I blowing this out of proportion? [more inside]
I need some coping mechanisms for dealing with my boyfriend's meddling family. [more inside]
How do I tell my boyfriend I want to hear "I love you" and feel crazy passion from him soon? I don't think it should be taking so long. We've been seeing each other for over 8 months, 2 to 3 times a week. If he was thinking about this relationship seriously and wanting to commit shouldn't he be asking me questions about future plans? if I want a family? thoughts on marriage? moving in? All things I would like if only he asked. I don't know how to discuss this with him. I also don't want to be the one repeatedly bringing it up. I want to see some initiative from him. How do I tell him this and add that if I don't see something from him after a year or so I just won't be hanging around.
How do I make my new-ish boyfriend feel at home with my family Thanksgiving weekend? [more inside]
Relationship Filter: Are we just not good for each other, or am I actually just screwed up from my family and last relationship? [more inside]
What are some good relationship-themed 'question of the day'-type questions that don't make too many assumptions about the audience's gender/status/sexual orientation/etc? [more inside]
We were daily buddies at work for two years - she has a boyfriend and I'm married - but we cracked each other up and "fought the man" together. There were rules, and if I pushed them she reminded me, sometimes harshly but still there was genuine mutual platonic
affection. About a month after me getting laid off she won't talk to me anymore. It's really bothering me because I don't know why... advice?? [more inside]
Relationship Psychology Filter: How to DTMF already, when you have major insecurities? [more inside]