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How do I tell my friends my relationship has ended?

(Asking for a friend.) My long-term relationship just ended, and I'm trying to figure out how to tell all of my friends and acquaintances about it with a minimum of drama. I'm thinking a mass email is the way to go (Facebook seems like a horrible plan) but I can't deal with the thought of composing that email right now. Help, please! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Oct 5, 2013 - 33 answers

It's not head vs. heart, it's more like heart vs. heart.

Reverse-breakup filter! We broke up, but both clearly still feel deeply for one another. So... now what? What determines whether a relationship is worth going back to? As always, snowflakes inside! [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Apr 4, 2012 - 10 answers

catching up with an ex, disappointing results

I recently reestablished contact with an ex-girlfriend that I haven't spoken to for many years. a few polite emails went back and forth, but i was hoping for so much more... [more inside]
posted by camdan on Jan 21, 2012 - 32 answers

He's not Married.

Melting snowflake relationship filter. I don't believe that my boyfriend is married. My friends and some of my family do. All the messy details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2011 - 106 answers

Love and cleaning toilets

How do you balance housework as a couple, and what do you think of our arrangement? I personally don't like it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2011 - 93 answers

Making Things Complicated

Is there any way to explain my feelings to this girl without being ridiculous and screwing everything up? [more inside]
posted by derrinyet on Jul 12, 2011 - 46 answers

Singing the crybaby blues

How much crying is too much? (aka Help me speak to my boyfriend, please?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2010 - 63 answers

My relationships come with a 90 day warranty and end as soon as it runs out. Why?

It seems like my relationship expiration date is set at 3 months in. What could I be doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Goodbye to all that

I was with my ex-wife for a long, long time. She cheated; we separated and ultimately got an easy divorce. We’ve each moved on, and I’m close to proposing to my girlfriend after about two years together. We’re a great pair. But I often feel unanchored, cast about by the knowledge that nothing lasts forever. Am I doing it wrong? Other divorced folks (esp. those on the dumped side)—what’s the path forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 - 18 answers

Breaking up: yes, hard to do.

How can I do this break-up right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2010 - 12 answers

How to convince a girl I'm not too inexperienced for her?

I seem to be on the other side of this question. The girl I'm currently dating is a bit older than me (me: 22, her: 24) and has way more sexual experience. She had several relationships before, I only one. She seems to be very concerned about going too fast. [more inside]
posted by Triton on Jul 16, 2010 - 23 answers

First Dating for the First Time

Please describe the best and/or the worst first date you've ever gone on. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jul 9, 2009 - 60 answers

Dealing with in-laws during separation?

We are recently separated (with lots of drama), and our families and friends don't know. How do I deal with my brother in law asking to stay with “us” for a while, since he suddenly got a job in our town? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2009 - 45 answers

tallying up the notches on the bedpost?

Please help me to constructively frame and endure a "let's discuss your past relationships" conversation with my SO. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 45 answers

Should I or shouldn't I?

I'm a 24 year old woman. A man in my social circle, who is probably at least 17 years older than me, and maybe even more (could be anywhere from 42 to 47) seems to be interested in me. I'm confused, and not sure what to do. Advice, please? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2009 - 30 answers

Hook-up: Good. Feelings after hook-up: bad.

So I got a little action this weekend with a friend of a friend (yay!). I gave him my phone number, etc., but don't really think I'll ever see him again. How do I keep myself from feeling down about that? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 27, 2009 - 27 answers

ELIZA and the efficacy of "professional" therapists versus the rest of us

Meta-Meta-RelationshipFilter: Have there been any scientific trials to study the efficacy of talk therapy that involved a placebo as control? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Apr 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Hive mind, please help me get my foot out of my mouth.

I´ve stupidly managed to insult a guy I´ve been seeing. By voicemail. Now he doesn´t want to see me again. Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2008 - 53 answers

Bridging the experience gap

How to best handle dating an inexperienced woman? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2008 - 27 answers

Mysterious new relationship sadness and uncertainty

I'm having trouble understanding and dealing with a sudden wave of sadness which came over me while leaving a new romantic partner's house. (Overly long relationshipfilter details follow.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I get over a girl who has lead me on/won't commit, but I still like very much?

How do I get over a girl who has lead me on/won't commit, but I like very much? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2008 - 36 answers

How can we get past her figuring out that I'm not perfect?

RelationshipFilter: In a new relationship where you fell for each other rather quickly, how do you get the other person over the hump when they find out that you're not their perfect, ideal knight in shining armor? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Feb 10, 2005 - 27 answers

In Love With a Friend

I've fallen in love with one of my best female friends, someone I have practically no chance of ever being with, and I'm unsure of how to deal with the situation. Do I cut her off completely and try to get over it? Do I act like nothing's happened and continue to be her friend despite the fact that it gets worse every time I talk to her? Do I ask her to give me space without telling her why? Help me, mefites; this is rotting me from the inside out.
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2005 - 46 answers

Is it folly to marry someone with a drinking problem?

Is it folly to marry someone with a drinking problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2004 - 74 answers

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