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What do I need to know to be a proper support kayak to a long distance swimmer?

What do I need to know to be a proper support boat to a long distance swimmer? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find flip-flops with arch support.

I am looking for flip-flops that have nice arch support. The arch on my left foot collapses quite a bit when I walk. I want the shoes to be flip-flops, not Birkenstock-style sandals. I am male, and I live in the U.S.
posted by starkraven on Jul 4, 2012 - 26 answers

How do I best support my father through a tough breakup?

How can I support my father through what's likely to be a really painful breakup? What support do you wish you had, or were you grateful to have, from your adult children while going through divorce? [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Jun 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Facebook's Skewing My Sense of Real Friendship

I'm a supportive, loyal, and giving friend. My friends do not treat me the same way. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jun 9, 2012 - 45 answers

Is asking for immediate help from your partner unreasonable?

Is asking for immediate help from your partner unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2012 - 191 answers

Feels bad, man

My spouse is under some pretty severe work stress, and has recently come to realize that he might be depressed. Appointments with a therapist and a GP will be booked this week, but in the meantime I'm looking for other resources and support ideas. Depressed mefites, what are some amazing things that people have done to help you? What are some things you've wished you had someone around to do for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2012 - 22 answers

Can supportive adults help?

I am looking for article/s pertaining to childhood and outside adult support from a dysfunctional family. [more inside]
posted by annsunny on May 9, 2012 - 2 answers

The buddy system for procrastination?

I'm using Teux Deux--but is there on online support forum that help me support my goals for exercise, uncluttering, other side projects? I need a buddy! [more inside]
posted by biscuits on May 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Sending thoughts and, err, stuff

ComfortFilter: Looking for a better way to express sympathy and support than just "We're keeping you in our thoughts." Can't just be for close loved ones. [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on May 3, 2012 - 24 answers

Sending love.

What are some sweet gestures of support for my stressed out long distance sweetie? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Just-18 friend kicked out for being gay, what are his options?

A very close online friend of mine is getting kicked out of the house and disinherited for being gay and not going through with what amounts to an arranged marriage. He just turned 18. The situation is somewhat urgent, he doesn’t have much in the way of local resources, and getting in touch with specifically LGBT groups is likely to strain his family situation further. What resources and options can I help him find? [more inside]
posted by NMcCoy on Apr 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Seeking group therapy/support groups/non-profits for family members with brain cysts.

I'm seeking group therapy/support groups/non-profits for family members with brain cysts. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Apr 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Will working from home hurt me in the long run?

I've been offered a home-based support position with a certain fruit-centric tech company we all know. Some aspects of working from home are appealing, but I'm concerned about potential limitations for advancement, as my goal is to remain at said company and move up the ladder. Should I hold out for an office-based position or jump at the chance to work for them now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I be a good straight ally at work?

How can I show my support for a new co-worker in my company's homophobic environment? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Apr 7, 2012 - 19 answers

How to support my partner in a time of fear?

[family support question] my partner's mom is sick. multiple autoimmune conditions, potentially cancer now. how can i best support my partner (on multiple levels)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Good therapist, bad therapist, indifferent therapist-how to tell from the outside?

How do you assess a therapist when it's not you that's going through therapy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for Canadian Adult Crisis Lines

I am looking for online only web chat crisis lines for adult Canadians. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Mar 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me help my transgendered cousin in need

Please help me find resources and support for my transgendered, eating-disordered, underage cousin, whose family is somewhat unsupportive and doesn't know how to help. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Mar 3, 2012 - 14 answers

Translate this word/concept in your other language(s)

I need a succinct translation for "advocate" or similar term in as many languages as possible . [more inside]
posted by mynameismandab on Mar 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Care package for someone with a life-threatening illness

A wonderful friend was just diagnosed with life-threatening cancer recurrence. What can I send as a care package to support her and her family? [more inside]
posted by goggie on Feb 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Direct me to a disciplinarian, please

What is the best online venue to advertise for other writers who want to engage in mutual criticism / editing /support? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Feb 12, 2012 - 3 answers

PPP dialup, dynamic DNS and Teamviewer

Dynamic DNS services, PPP dialup and remote support for a technologically un-savvy relative. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Feb 8, 2012 - 12 answers

How to find human support at Google, for a blog issue?

How to speak to a human being at Google, to resolve an issue with a Blogspot blog? I really do need a person & not a public forum; paid support would be fine.
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities: What do you need and how do you want to connect, if at all?

I want to start a social support network for young adult (18-35) siblings of individuals with disabilities in my area. How do I best serve this population and create meaningful connections? If you are affected in one way or another, please share your needs/insights! [more inside]
posted by doctordrey on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Stuffed Animal Tech Support

Is there a term for the use of an inanimate object (eg. a stuffed animal) as the first line of tech support? [more inside]
posted by bjrubble on Feb 3, 2012 - 10 answers

What do I charge my new clients?

How much do I charge for Server and Desktop Support? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Jan 26, 2012 - 3 answers

help: ideas to retrieve info

s-o-s! External HD got a power surge and friend the inside. this is an old HD but I have had it forever and it has alot of old photoshop and design files of art I used to do and photo of my home prior to gutting. I ned the info! [more inside]
posted by femmme on Jan 24, 2012 - 14 answers

How to provide trial support and logistics

Any tips or other help on managing support and logistics for a civil trial, for someone with a lack of experience and skill in this area? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by dredge on Jan 13, 2012 - 4 answers

PC for a semi-senile friend

My semi-senile older friend needs a computer just for email and web, but keeps messing with Windows cfgs, viruses, spam etc. a support nightmare/comedy. Is there a recommended Linux or Windows distrib for a 5-year old PC, that stays the same with every reboot, support for web and email only, prevents messing with OS, and remote support ability?
posted by stbalbach on Dec 6, 2011 - 10 answers

support to quit smoking

How can my SO help while I quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2011 - 8 answers

How to give a hug from far away.

How can I help my long distance boyfriend get through his grandmother's serious illness? [more inside]
posted by Emms on Nov 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Efficient support of the author

cstross! jscalzi! Other fiction authors! What's the most efficient or author-preferred way to spend a given amount of money on his/her books? [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Nov 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Support, not commitment, or something

I think my dotted-line boss is going to come out to me as a transgendered person. The idea of introducing gender and sexuality into professional relationships is anathema to me. I will not deny her any support. I am genderqueer but don't trouble to make it obvious at work: work is a place I go to be engaged and interested, not a place for emotional entanglements. So what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2011 - 24 answers

Help us support her through therapy.

Mom's about to start psychotherapy for a condition that has been around for a long time and that we only recently had the nerve to talk to her about. How can we be supportive, what can/should we do to help her through the shock of going to therapy for the first time, and what else can we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

How do you support NPR from outside the US?

How do I support NPR from outside the US? I listen to a number of NPR podcasts and would like to do my bit. I've tried emailing them but have yet to get a response. [more inside]
posted by sien on Oct 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Apple support when support warranty is done?

The support warranty for my ipad 1.0 has expired. I need support but $30 is not reasonable. Where can I get great support for my ipad which is stalling in the same place every time I update it? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Sep 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Need support cutting down on pot and booze withou giving them up altogether.

I'd like to halt my unhealthy (for me) pot and alcohol habit without completely swearing off either substance. Is this do-able? Are there books or Portland, Ore., groups that can help me with this? How can I stick with this plan when all of the people I'm closest too are daily users of one substance or the other? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me be a good friend to a grieving family in need, please.

A friend is about to pass away. Please help me be as supportive and helpful as possible for her husband and young daughter during the next few months. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 23, 2011 - 26 answers

Support for New Parents with Asperger's

I'm looking for support groups for soon-to-be-parents with Asperger's Syndrome. Both individuals are 20ish and haven't had a lot experience being self-sufficient, have had difficulty organizing their lives, keeping jobs, etc. They are very excited about having a child, but could use some guidance on parenting, setting up a home, etc.
posted by ms_rasclark on Aug 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Overpaid child support, now what?

Impact on child of lowering child support? Shot Version: Have been overpaying $1k per month on child support, I'm owed a credit. Will my child hate me if I lower the support and try to take the credit? [more inside]
posted by MeatFilter on Jul 31, 2011 - 32 answers

How can I help my husband help himself?

How can I support my husband as he works through some issues? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jul 22, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I support my spouse in their job search

How can I best support my partner during their teaching job search? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Support Groups & Information for Relatives of Global Ischemia sufferers in the UK

A colleague's (adult) daughter was recently diagnosed with Global Ischemia and they are looking for support resources - books, support groups online or in person, basically anything that can help them cope with this would be helpful. My colleague is not very tech savvy so I am hoping to compile a list of resources to make it easy for them to browse. Any other helpful tips or advice appreciated! [more inside]
posted by piato on Jul 19, 2011 - 1 answer

What's in your virtual toolbox?

System/network/desktop admins, what tools and utilities do you keep in your virtual toolbox? [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never on Jun 1, 2011 - 16 answers

What kinds of government-sponsored assistance programs or support exist for new mothers in countries around the world?

What kinds of government-sponsored assistance programs or support exist for new mothers in countries around the world? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on May 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Where can I find an IT support refresher course?

I need to brush up on and refresh my memory of various topics in the area of IT technical support for an interview. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by karizma on May 19, 2011 - 5 answers

OTC Orthotics for Arch Support?

Based on your experience, what would be a really excellent brand and model to go with for over the counter orthotics for arch support and stabilization of the foot?
posted by watercarrier on May 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Here, let me help you with that

How do I make a long project a little more fun for the BF? [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on May 10, 2011 - 17 answers

Supporting a friend who may lose a pet

How to support and comfort a friend through the illness/loss of their pets? What helped you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2011 - 19 answers

My Dad Needs a Better Son or Daughter

There will soon be a death in my family. I'm worried this one's going to be especially hard and I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Apr 19, 2011 - 19 answers

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