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The campaign for more slacking off as a family.

Are there corners to cut that we should be cutting? What tasks do you skip, consciously or not, as a family? Washing dishes? Putting laundry away? IS THERE SOMETHING WE SHOULD NOT BE DOING? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Oct 17, 2012 - 84 answers

PhD vs ME

So, I just started my PhD program. Are my feelings normal? I'm worried that I'm not working enough and that my ideas are bad. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2012 - 21 answers

Tell me what to believe!

What’s the best, scientifically-supported mindset for success, resilience, confidence, and rebounding from stress and failure? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Tell me more about Dignitas

Mr. SPA told me last night that he thinks about suicide. Knowing Mr. SPA and based on the surrounding facts and circumstances, I think he's referencing suicide in a bid to talk about escaping from the stress in his life. In other words, I think he's asking for my help. I don't know if I can help him. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by SPA on Sep 27, 2012 - 16 answers

How bad is amputation?

How likely is it that someone who has just amputated the end of their pinky finger will go into "shock?" [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on Sep 25, 2012 - 49 answers

No lumps, some aches, plenty of fear.

Routine mammogram yesterday, not entirely unexpected secondary mammogram and ultrasound next week. Please help me calm down about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 16 answers

five hours and 45 minutes of crappy sleep. For the last 20 years.

Last night I slept for five hours and 45 minutes. For the last 20 years. I've tried many of the frequently recommended solutions such as melatonin and environmental changes, and am not sure what my next step should be. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 20, 2012 - 35 answers

Help me enjoy my wedding (and keep from freaking out beforehand and the day of!)

What can I do to manage my stress and anxiety (about being the center of attention, the logistics, and getting married itself) on and leading up to my wedding day? And do you have any other advice to help me enjoy and appreciate my wedding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2012 - 28 answers

How To Deal With Spouse Stress?

My husband has just gotten a new job in his dream company at much higher pay/benefits after a long and stressful search. That's the good part. The bad part is this job involves a lot more responsibility, longer hours, commuting time, and a much bigger project to oversee. How can I help him deal with the increased workload and stress when he is clearly having trouble adjusting to it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2012 - 13 answers

The One About Weight, Jaw Clenching, and "Number Five"

Very overweight. Constant jaw clenching. Stress. Fixation with "input". Any idea if these things could be related? [more inside]
posted by skypieces on Sep 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Cook and cook and keep on cooking

Give me your tried-and-true tips on eating (consistently and healthily) when anxious. [more inside]
posted by pinetree on Sep 8, 2012 - 22 answers

Train Of The Damned

How to fix a lousy afternoon commute routine? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Aug 29, 2012 - 31 answers

Don't get me wrong, syllabus week sucks.

The semester has just started, and I'm feeling extremely overwhelmed. Some advice would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Aug 28, 2012 - 19 answers

Busted.

What do you do for stress relief when you can't work out? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Aug 21, 2012 - 18 answers

Please don't give me that pitying look of horror.

Anyone have any positive stories to share involving simultaneous end of marriage, job departure and moving? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Aug 20, 2012 - 24 answers

Help me support him without being his mother.

New-ish guy friend I've been dating is experiencing a (potential) flare-up of an old, painful and worrying health issue/injury. How can I support him without going overboard into mothering mode, overstepping his/my boundaries, or otherwise screwing things up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 - 11 answers

What's next a personal mobility device?

Really? Prozac for the cat? You can't be serious! Halp! [more inside]
posted by sadtomato on Aug 10, 2012 - 30 answers

Staying sane and healthy during qualifying exams.

I have two weeks of PhD qualifying exams coming up - how do I stay sane, healthy, and positive? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 22, 2012 - 15 answers

How to exit gracefully from an unworkable & unaffordable living situation?

Back in May I cosigned a lease for an apartment with a friend of a friend running from July to July. Thanks to changing circumstances since then, I can't afford it and I have no choice but to get out of the whole arrangement by September, before university starts back up again. The province I'm in has extremely pro-tenant rental laws, so transferring the lease will not be a problem. What concerns me is dropping this bomb on the cosigner, who is 4000 km away until, well, just when I'd have to leave. Since we were introduced in April for the purposes of being roommates, he's also shown himself to be far more naive than he appears when it comes to stuff like this. But I've also committed a huge error in judgement by signing for this place, and I feel guilty for helping to convince him. I've accepted I'll have to burn more than one bridge. But I'm way too overwhelmed by the hundreds of responsibilities have piled up on my shoulders, and need to tell him very soon. How do I make this as quick, painless and guilt-free as is possible? More on the "changing circumstances" inside: read just the bold bits if you're short on time. [more inside]
posted by denmarkstreet on Jul 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me not screw up my life!

I got fired from two of my three jobs for absenteeism. For some reason, when I get stressed out in life, I get so down that it's hard to go in. I get sick to my stomach and anxious, it's like I have a panic attack at just the thought of going in. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jul 14, 2012 - 22 answers

Mayday! Your input for this guy about to crash?

I feel like a mess and never thought I'd end up here. I'm broke, headed for eviction, jobless, no insurance, on food stamps, overweight, have panic attacks, can't afford a therapist, have no friends that I can talk to about any of this. Did I mention I am 40 and married with two kids? If I don't get a handle on all this, my family is about to hit the skids. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2012 - 31 answers

Dealing with a boss who won't take no for an answer

I'm being asked to engage in business practices that are probably bad for my company in the long run and driving me nuts personally. I'm also a new temp and not in a great position to rock the boat. Is there any way to make this situation more bearable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Help be unbreakup with my work

I recently posted a question on getting my confidence back after making a number of (considered major) mistakes in my work. Since then I've been having odd emotional reactions and I'd appreciate any thoughts as to how to manage and minimise them. [more inside]
posted by gadha on Jun 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me deal with this stress!

Help me deal with this stress! [more inside]
posted by daysocks on Jun 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Depression question: there are many like it, but this is mine.

Dealing with feeling lousy, and possibly capital-D depressed, when swamped with school demands and most of all, terribly uncomfortable with seeing doctors. How? [more inside]
posted by undue influence on Jun 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Would this be an example of letting my fears control my life?

Is leaving my job because of (possibly irrational) fears an example of avoidance? Or a realization of limitations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2012 - 7 answers

This job is killing me.

Panic attacks are killing my self employment. What (work) should I do? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 11, 2012 - 13 answers

My sister is waiting for a lung transplant. Help me reduce her anxiety.

My sister is in hospital waiting for a lung transplant. Help me keep her rampaging anxiety under control. [more inside]
posted by teedee2000 on Jun 10, 2012 - 20 answers

Suddenly Charged with Caring for Parents in an Accident who Probably Are Driving Me Insane.

I'm suddenly caregiver for my mid-70's parents after a serious car accident, and I'm completely lost, and while I'm sympathetic, I want them the heck out of my house as soon as possible. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Jun 7, 2012 - 22 answers

How do I get through the day with two autoimmune diseases?

Within the last month, I've been diagnosed with two autoimmune disorders. I'm tired, everything hurts, and my life is pure insanity right now. What are your hacks for getting what you need when life simply isn't giving them to you? What about from the ones you love? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jun 1, 2012 - 27 answers

How can I help my partner feel better after a random assault?

Some random jerk threatened my partner in public a few days ago and he's still pretty shaken, and can't stop thinking about it. What resources can I offer to help him cope? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on May 29, 2012 - 18 answers

How to reduce stress to lose weight?

If you have a tendency to gain weight due to stress I'd like to know how you recognized this was THE reason for weight gain and found a solution that worked for you. Please don't ask questions that tend to speculate or diagnose the cause of weight gain (no issues with food/exercise) . I want to hear from you if you (or someone you knew) struggled to keep your stress low, which you knew led to your weight gain and how you went about it (without using any drugs!).
posted by xm on May 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me keep my focus for at least the next 8 days

So much is going wrong, I'm having a hell of a time coping. Huge deadline looming and I need help coping/repressing all this stress for at least a week. [more inside]
posted by Beacon Inbound on May 24, 2012 - 12 answers

Coping strategies and help from-a-distance for a small family stretched thin by a few curveballs?

What can I do from afar for a bedridden SAHM of an 18mo, and in general for their stressed-out family? Looking for anything and everything---advice, care basket ideas, childcare options, cleaning services, etc.---in the Echo Park/Silverlake/Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on May 22, 2012 - 15 answers

How can I convince my wife to come to marriage counselling sessions with me?

I'm trying to convince my wife to attend marriage counselling with me, but I'm having a hard time doing so. Her opinion of marriage counselling (based on what she's read online) is that it's a waste of money and that a marriage counsellor would "only tell us what we already know." When I've pointed out that a marriage counsellor is there to help facilitate communication, her response has been "if we need a facilitator to help us communicate we're fucked anyway." Reasons for needing counselling + bonus snowflakery inside. Apologies; it turned into a bit of a mind-dumpy wall of text. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2012 - 21 answers

Am I too passive under stress? How to fix?

Should I be someone who takes more action when I'm under stress? If so, how do I go about becoming that person? [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat on May 21, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I graduate and find a job when I'm struggling?

I am in my 7th year of a science Ph.D. at MIT and I need to graduate. I have invested an incredible amount of time and energy in this process, and I definitely have a Ph.D. level of skills and knowledge by now. 7 years is not outside the norm for my department. The problem is that a number of circumstances occurring in a row have lead to a bad/toxic relationship with my advisor and slow performance on my part. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2012 - 11 answers

Help this amazing, but neurotic young woman, not drown in this overwhelming work situation.

Help me get through a toxic and stressful situation (revolves around work) and successfully get some coping mechanisms (and cajones) for the first time ever. After a couple years of amazing- work has gotten tough-and I need help getting through it- and I respect you guys on MeFi a lot... I'm getting support but there must be some other things I could be doing. I've attempted to write in order of: context, challenge, question. [more inside]
posted by misspony on May 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Itchastitch

Has anyone ever had an itchy skin problem, with or without a medical diagnosis, seen a shrink about it when dermatology didn't seem to be helping much, and the shrink treatment helped? [more inside]
posted by whatdidyouforgettoday on May 3, 2012 - 16 answers

I'm going crazy.

In the past three weeks I've gone from working 23 hours a week to 53 hours a week, and having 2-3 days off a week to having maybe one day off every 3 weeks if I'm lucky. How do I handle the resulting stress? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Apr 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Need help from SO during a stressful time

Having a very stressful time lately, and not sure how to ask for help from the SO. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2012 - 20 answers

My strugge: Hyperthyroidism as the source?

I need some guidance/opinions on my situation with hyperthyroidism because I am losing faith in my doctors. [more inside]
posted by iz0rz on Apr 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me get my sexy back.

Help me deal with depression/stress-related weight loss and the resulting loss of body image. And how can I healthfully gain it back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2012 - 16 answers

I want to work when I'm working and not work when I'm not working

Give me your best tips and strategies for combating work-related stress, particularly how to not let the stress leak into time when I want to be decompressing, not worrying. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Mar 22, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I help my wife reduce her stress levels?

My wife is struggling with stress levels at work. How can I help her reduce them without patronising her, and at the same time stop being so selfish when dealing with her stress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Emotions in the mysterious, dark womb.

Did your chronic emotions (good or bad) in early pregnancy affect your child's temperament or health? [more inside]
posted by mild deer on Mar 20, 2012 - 18 answers

Spotting between periods

Can stress cause vaginal spotting between periods? [more inside]
posted by flowers103 on Mar 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me keep helping my wife deal with long-term unemployment.

The psychological fallout of my wife's 13-month unemployment is going to make me crack. Please help me deal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 - 31 answers

I feel like college is ruining my life and I'm not sure what to do about it.

I feel like college is ruining my life and I'm not sure what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by jumelle on Mar 10, 2012 - 41 answers

I should be able to handle this. Right?

How do I stop panicking about my new responsibilities at work? [more inside]
posted by guessthis on Mar 5, 2012 - 7 answers

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