What do I need to know to be a proper support boat to a long distance swimmer? [more inside]
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.
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]
I'm a supportive, loyal, and giving friend. My friends do not treat me the same way. [more inside]
Is asking for immediate help from your partner unreasonable? [more inside]
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]
I am looking for article/s pertaining to childhood and outside adult support from a dysfunctional family. [more inside]
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]
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]
What are some sweet gestures of support for my stressed out long distance sweetie? [more inside]
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]
I'm seeking group therapy/support groups/non-profits for family members with brain cysts. [more inside]
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]
How can I show my support for a new co-worker in my company's homophobic environment? [more inside]
[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]
How do you assess a therapist when it's not you that's going through therapy? [more inside]
I am looking for online only web chat crisis lines for adult Canadians. [more inside]
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]
I need a succinct translation for "advocate" or similar term in as many languages as possible . [more inside]
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]
What is the best online venue to advertise for other writers who want to engage in mutual criticism / editing /support? [more inside]
Dynamic DNS services, PPP dialup and remote support for a technologically un-savvy relative. [more inside]
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.
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]
Is there a term for the use of an inanimate object (eg. a stuffed animal) as the first line of tech support? [more inside]
How much do I charge for Server and Desktop Support? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
How can my SO help while I quit smoking? [more inside]
How can I help my long distance boyfriend get through his grandmother's serious illness? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
How can I support my husband as he works through some issues? [more inside]
How can I best support my partner during their teaching job search? [more inside]
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]
System/network/desktop admins, what tools and utilities do you keep in your virtual toolbox? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
How do I make a long project a little more fun for the BF? [more inside]
How to support and comfort a friend through the illness/loss of their pets? What helped you? [more inside]
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]