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Why can't I handle multiple responsibilities?

I'm having a hard time balancing school, work, and social life. Teach me how to get my shit together or help me realize that I can't handle everything I've taken on. [more inside]
posted by DayTripper on Feb 11, 2014 - 12 answers

Socially responsible credit card?

I need to sign up for a new credit card and am looking for one that is as socially/environmentally responsible as possible (i.e. not tied to big banks, corporations and/or oil companies who would be profiting off me as a consumer and doing bad things with that profit). Does such a card exist? I've searched online but am wary of bias.
posted by athousandtelephones on Dec 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Does this costly MScEd abroad sound reasonable, given my circumstances?

I'll be soon getting my 2nd undergraduate degree in education. I live in a relatively large city in South America where I have been teaching at secondary school level for a few years now. I've long been interested in analyzing how certain societies succeed in terms of human development, educational attainment, and other aspects related to quality of life. I would love to be more involved in higher education, and if possible in educational policy design here. [more inside]
posted by Basque13 on Sep 12, 2013 - 3 answers

Should I give up my cat to a roommate?

When my partner and I wound up living apart for grad school, our girl cat went with him to his new shared house. In the past 2 years, his roommate has become very attached to the cat. However, my partner is moving to my place to share an apartment with me and our male cat - these cats have managed together in the past, but some specific challenges (within)... What would be best for everyone, but mostly the girl cat, in this situation? Warning - long! [more inside]
posted by NorthernAutumn on Jul 22, 2013 - 18 answers

how to engage in self-care when responsibilities get in the way

I'm depressed, in a gruesome summer class, and feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day to handle both my responsibilities and my well-being. How do busy people balance these things? Why do we even bother with these pesky responsibilities that society imposes on us? [more inside]
posted by DayTripper on Jun 8, 2013 - 9 answers

Am I being realistic?

I'm getting ready to have a possible "final conversation" about financial responsibility with my boyfriend. I just want to check in to see that I'm being realistic with today's economy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2013 - 33 answers

My family is in trouble. To what extent is it my duty to help?

My sister (late 30s) has recently given birth to a baby who is probably affected by Down syndrome. There will most likely not be a father in the picture. She also has an 8 y.o. daughter from a different, also absent father. They live at my mother’s house in a small town. My sister has a story of emotional instability and I often fear for my niece and nephew. My sister was molested by my father when she was in her late teens. She is extremely dependent on (and at the same time hostile to) my mother. My mother (divorced), in turn, is struggling to help her and the little children, while having to deal with lack of money and her own (physical) health issues. I (male) am the middle child, 8 years younger than my sister. I´ve lived in a big city for the last 6 years. I´m economically independent (yet also struggling) and starting a career in academia. I feel that if I don´t go back to my home town and help my family, things will deteriorate further. On the other hand, my chances of professional growth would be reduced by moving back there. Do you think a sacrifice of this sort is the right thing to do? [more inside]
posted by Basque13 on Mar 19, 2013 - 31 answers

Are entrepreneurs employable?

Will the entrepreneurial work I've been dedicating the bulk of my time and energy to make me look hirable if I ever decide to get a "real job"? Or will it look like a potential liability and put me at a disadvantage? What will I be qualified for? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Can I be responsible for my parent's debt?

My dad is horrible with money. He has lots of debt and for some reason, banks continue to give him loans. He never makes payments and he's always in the red. I've tried my best to keep him from getting credit cards and taking out loans but he's an adult and if the banks keep doing it, there's nothing I can do to stop them. My mother says that I'm going to be responsible for his debt but I have never co-signed anything with him or gone to the banks with him. Is it possible for me to still be responsible? Are there any steps I can take to make sure I won't be responsible? [more inside]
posted by cyml on Feb 6, 2013 - 27 answers

You ordered the cupcakes, right? Right?

For our son's 2nd birthday party, my wife ordered cupcakes from a bakery online for delivery to our son's daycare but they didn't show up. My wife was crushed and was understandably angry at the bakery, especially since she said she had paid for the cupcakes. But when I tried the online ordering form, there was no place to input any payment information. However, after submitting the form the company says it would get in contact for confirmation and payment information. It looks like the company didn't follow up with my wife, but also that my wife didn't follow up with the company. Is someone clearly at fault? How should I handle both my wife and the company? [more inside]
posted by photovox on Jan 8, 2013 - 91 answers

How much of your ticket is my responsibility?

Who owes what to whom for a plane ticket? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on Nov 29, 2012 - 55 answers

Friendship, Stewardship

What to do with an awol friend's large object? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Cat person needs help considering a puppy

I've been a cat person all my life. I don't like dogs in general--most strike me as bothersome. I've come across the occasional dog I like, but I've never had to care for one longer than four days, at its own house. Now I'm in the unexpected position of considering getting a dog. [more inside]
posted by Yoshimi Battles on Sep 25, 2012 - 55 answers

Billy ISO Little Ann

Help us fine the right dog for our son and family, who has a few specific requests and a few special needs. [more inside]
posted by rumposinc on Sep 23, 2012 - 39 answers

Girl, you're a woman ALREADY so stop lazing around!

Help me be a grown-up. I am turning 25 soon, and I'm beginning to realize that I don't really enjoy living like an irresponsible kid anymore! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Aug 29, 2012 - 37 answers

I Want my Clear Conscience Back

I owe a person money and want to pay her back. How should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jul 13, 2012 - 15 answers

Husbands responsibilities

As a husband and father of two, what are my responsibilities? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2012 - 27 answers

Carpooling isn't fun any more.

How do we maintain a friendship and resolve issues without carpooling any more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Whose mess is it?

Cohabiting couples, how do you handle the housework? Is there a clear distinction between your mess and their mess? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on May 4, 2012 - 52 answers

none more flakey

Help me become more reliable at work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 - 20 answers

London Puppy Buying: The Pitfalls

Looking to buy/acquire a puppy in (North) London. I am worried about vaccinations etc. and have some questions about ethics of the whole thing. Can I get a puppy from a shelter? Or should I feel happy about paying for one from a 'good' home through a website? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Jan 9, 2012 - 22 answers

feeling responsible for a friend's death

How do you deal with suicide when you feel (or are made to feel) partially responsible? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 9, 2011 - 27 answers

How do I become more responsible?

I am a talented, social, religious, active, healthy, and disciplined adult. However, one of my great strengths is that I am quite adaptable - I "roll with the punches" very well, you could say. The problem with this is that I sometimes take a more irresponsible path (procrastination, running late, omitting important tasks) because I've learned through experience that the energy expended in adapting to consequences is often less than the energy expended in being completely responsible from the beginning. I want to become more responsible, because I feel like my irresponsibility is keeping me from reaching an even higher level of productivity and happiness. How can I reach level 70 arch-mage zen responsibility?
posted by rinogo on Oct 5, 2011 - 7 answers

"First we are children to our parents, then parents to our children, then parents to our parents, then children to our children"

Who knows best for an aging parent? [more inside]
posted by justkevin on Jul 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Conflicting visions

Who should pay for my stepdaughter's glasses? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Jun 29, 2011 - 51 answers

Find This Article on Gender Differences and Free Time

I'm trying to find an article from the past year or two that discussed a general difference in how men and women spend their free time. The article posited that women are more likely to pick up activities that require work/responsibility (volunteering, etc), and men are more likely to pursue activities that are more fun-based (sports, etc). [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 21, 2011 - 2 answers

A Fiat, an expulsion, and hard knocks

Please help me remember the title of a young adult novel I read in the late 1980s, involving a young American man who drives a Fiat, goes to college, joins a fraternity, and ends up getting expelled and working in a fast food restaurant. [more inside]
posted by jgfoot on May 9, 2011 - 2 answers

What are little things I can do each day to lower the amount in which I care what people think of me?

What are little things I can do each day to lower the amount in which I care what people think of me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 - 25 answers

Gracefully handling more power at work - tips?

I am becoming more "powerful" at work even though my job title is remaining the same, and I'd like some ideas on how to handle the change gracefully and maintain good relationships with my colleagues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Contacts in CISCO's CSR department?

How do I find contacts that work in corporate social responsibility at CISCO or other companies? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Apr 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Dog is barking, do he bite?

NYC Landlord filter - in my apartment building, each of the apartments has their own gas hookup, but the landlord has not turned on the heat for the communal areas (hallways, etc.) Is this against the law? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Mar 2, 2011 - 7 answers

What are the legal obligations of marriage in NY, US?

Is there a clear outline anywhere of the legal obligations of marriage? I haven't been able to find anything online. This can be either for New York state or the US in general. I would like to know what I am legally agreeing to before getting wrapped up in the romantic decision. I am not looking for the legal benefits of marriage, or for divorce law: I want to know what legal contract I'd be signing before I start the whole process. I'd prefer resources as opposed to anecdotal advice. Thank you.
posted by Cranialtorque on Nov 14, 2010 - 18 answers

hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work he goes (on a scooter?)

Should I buy my teenage son a scooter to get to work? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Sep 28, 2010 - 53 answers

My life is now very like the movie "knocked up". Help!

My ex, 30+ years of age, contacted me a few days ago to tell me I'd gotten her knocked up. Yesterday she said she wanted to keep it. She lives in NYC, where I lived until three days ago. I'm now in the UK. I can afford to jump on a plane back to NYC. So, who do I need to contact to get legal advice? How do I find out what my rights and responsibilities are? Two less delicate questions inside... [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Sep 23, 2010 - 86 answers

How do I tell my manager to wake up?

How do I (or we) speak to my manager about his increasing lack of involvement in what we feel are the core components of a product's (re)launch, especially when the stakes in the launch include: our careers, the fate of the company, and the jobs of fellow colleagues in the office? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

So I had a pretty craptastic morning...

License suspensions, driver responsibility and address changes. Any chance? [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on Apr 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Am I a reasonable landlord?

As a Texas landlord, was it my responsibility to make sure my tenants knew about turning on the gas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 16 answers

He missed a deadline again

I'm conscientious. Some people I work with are not. Help me understand them and keep my cool. [more inside]
posted by PatoPata on Jan 25, 2010 - 53 answers

Poor Me

I think I may have a victim mentality and I'm not sure how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Teaching Children Responsibility

Please help me nip another parental failing in the bud. I want help my children be more responsible. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 21, 2009 - 34 answers

Yes. I am cheap. That is evident.

is it my responsibility to pay for fixing the rearview mirror? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2009 - 34 answers

How do I stop feeling like I'm living someone else's life?

How do I stop feeling so detached from everything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2009 - 15 answers

They left us alone. Now what?

I want to read fictional and/or true stories about people being put into positions of responsibility unexpectedly for extended periods of time and how they deal with it. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 27, 2009 - 37 answers

What is legal responsibility?

What is covered by 'legal responsibility' in relation to a home insurance policy (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by daveg on Jan 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Where to start when you start over?

How do you start over, with a new love or without one? Heartfelt, soul-searching soap opera of my life and love inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2009 - 31 answers

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate???

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 21 answers

I'm not the only one

Help me cover my ass. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Jun 24, 2008 - 17 answers

Am I responsible for the Holocaust?

Am I responsible for the Holocaust? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 10, 2008 - 75 answers

Help us be responsible parents for a 1yo German Shepard.

My girlfriend and I are (probably) soon to be the owners of a 1 year old German Shepard. We know (and love) the dog and the dog knows (and, we're sure) loves us. But we've never been responsible for anything more than a plant before and that plant died. What are some tips other German Shepard owners can impart, in terms of what we can expect and how best to take care of him? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 3, 2008 - 22 answers

How do I know if my elected representatives are doing a good job?

How can I, a US citizen, be more informed about my lawmakers' decisions and whether they're doing a good job? I have an example that I wonder about intensely, today's Senate Intelligence Committee meeting. [more inside]
posted by cmiller on Oct 18, 2007 - 4 answers

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