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Should I ask for what I need from him? And if so, how?

My grandmother is dying. My boyfriend has not been comforting. Is this a character flaw, or can I somehow extract what I need from him at this painful time? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Jul 23, 2010 - 49 answers

I know his anxiety isn't his fault

My boyfriend and I are about to take The Bar Exam in less than a week. A few days ago, my boyfriend was having severe anxiety attacks and suddenly decided he'd be better off at his folks' house. We talked about it, I supported it, and he flew home that night. Now I'm alone in our house and I'm freaking out dealing with my own depression and anxiety. I know (I know, I really know) that what happened isn't his fault, and that he needs to do what is best for him, and that this doesn't mean he doesn't care about me. But my irrational me keeps feeling abandoned. I need advice on how to recontextualize the situation or something because with four days left I don't really have time or energy to spend being irrationally angry. [more inside]
posted by mishamashes on Jul 22, 2010 - 29 answers

Help me support my friend.

Searching for support groups in New York City, for young-ish adults who are coping with a sick parent. [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Jul 14, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I have two computers connected at once to an ADSL modem?

I'm clueless. I have an ADSL modem and two computers. Despite having both a USB and Ethernet connection, only one works at a time. Help! [more inside]
posted by csjc on Jul 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me think of my daughter as my son

My daughter wants to be my son, and I'm okay with that. But... [more inside]
posted by patheral on Jul 8, 2010 - 40 answers

Got my drill ready but no clue where to aim...

AC Installation question - So I recently purchased this support bracket. The problem is the accompanying instructions and images therein are not so helpful. [more inside]
posted by cloax on Jun 23, 2010 - 4 answers

I just found out my mom has breast cancer. I don't know what to do.

I just found out my mom has breast cancer. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by vocpanda on Jun 16, 2010 - 30 answers

What are the worst celebrity endorsements?

Find me some horrible, unsolicited celebrity endorsements. [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Jun 15, 2010 - 24 answers

How can I best be supportive of my mother as she's experiencing medical issues?

My still young-ish mother is having some health issues. I'm far away, but want to help and be supportive. What can you recommend? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on May 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Please recommend a good computer maintenance/support company in London for parents' computer?

Can you recommend a good computer maintenance/support company in London that can give my parents' probably ~decade-old Windows PC a thorough checkup - clean out any malware, unnecessary toolbars and startup items that are slowing their computer down - for a reasonable price? (Around how much would it cost?) [more inside]
posted by catchingsignals on May 17, 2010 - 8 answers

I've never experienced this kind of grief.

How do I help my boyfriend through a death in his family? (Longish, apologies) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2010 - 7 answers

We've all made bad choices, right?

Help me support my wife when I don't really support her decision. [more inside]
posted by Valuev on May 17, 2010 - 38 answers

Interferon Interferin': Anonymous Adventures in Hepatitis-C Help

Help/Suggestions with starting interferon treatment for Hepatitis C. (much much much more inside; first time anon who is always a poor editor once he finally starts talking about himself) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2010 - 5 answers

How to support a friend whose spouse is in hospital?

I have a good friend who lives in a different city to me (a 8 hour-plus drive away from me.) His spouse is currently in hospital due to an unexpected episode of mental illness, and is not expected home again for several weeks. I want to provide both emotional and practical support to my friend, but I am limited in what I can do due to distance. What can I do to make my friends life easier and/or happier during this difficult and sad time? My friend is comfortable as far as medical bills and living expenses go (we live in Australia, which has free hospital care, so so the Government will be paying all the medical bills), but he is obviously very emotionally distressed by his wife's unexpected ill-health.
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Is it possible to realize something is wrong without knowing it?

Given that you've suffered some form of abuse growing up, is it possible to have a successful relationship given you have no self-awareness of the fact that this is not normal? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Apr 26, 2010 - 19 answers

How to get support from my boyfriend while my mother is dying?

My mother is going to die and my boyfriend is barely able to provide the support I need. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 - 26 answers

NJ support groups

I'm looking for a support group in NJ, can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 - 1 answer

How to support a grieving family.

Sadly I lost a friend to a long battle with cancer last night, her husband and teenage children are without any extended family in the area and will rely on some of us for the next while. Two things: 1 - Can you tell me of things that friends and family have done for you in similar circumstances that really helped at the time: large, small, immediately, over days, weeks, months, whatever. We'll sort out food, the pets and cleaning the house but what else can we do? 2 - Any advice on striking the right balance between giving them their space to grieve and being there to support to them?
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Mar 21, 2010 - 22 answers

I'm a layman. Dumb it down.

Got my connectivity/internet issues fixed yesterday. But what was the problem? I don't understand what the tech guy told me. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Mar 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Warranty hacks -- How to get them to do what we paid them to do?

How to get Dell to follow through with their warranty promises, when they insist the problem is "software related"? PS They installed the problematic software. [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Mar 19, 2010 - 15 answers

What kind of support exists for widows of fallen officers?

Recently, a police officer here in Canada was killed in the line of duty. He left behind his wife and 3 sons. I'm curious what sort of support, financial and otherwise, is available to her in the coming days, months and years. Does she keep getting his paycheque? Does that stop after a while? I keep thinking that if I were a police officer, and I was killed, I would like my wife and kids to be taken care of like, forever.
posted by Sully on Mar 14, 2010 - 10 answers

lawyer needed

Can you recommend a child support lawyer for the Hamilton County/Cincinnati area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Support group drama, what to do?

My support group is having some drama that is making me uncomfortable. The leader is involved with the drama, so I don't feel I can go to them. I still feel the group is beneficial for me, should I stick it out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 - 7 answers

How to account for other dependents in figuring child support responsibility?

My boyfriend's ex-wife is trying to get him to pay more child support. We got a letter showing how much "available income" she has to support the child; included in the calculation is a deduction for the other two children she has with her new husband. How is this possible, when her new husband--who has a larger income than either the ex-wife or my bf--is also responsible for those other two kids? I understand that the new hubbie is not responsible for the support costs of my bf's son--but shouldn't he be responsible for the care of his own kids, such that the ex-wife cannot deduct this cost from her income when determining the percentage of my bf's son's care for which she is responsible? [more inside]
posted by vegsister on Feb 23, 2010 - 21 answers

How to support friends with a dying child?

What to do for friends with a dying child? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Feb 17, 2010 - 10 answers

How to deal with a severing of sibling ties?

I am looking for resources to help me deal with the growing realization that I was abused, physically and emotionally, by my older brother for the better part of 20 years. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2010 - 25 answers

shoes that are made for walking, but not all over you

Please help me find some comfortable shoes for some high-arched feet [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Feb 3, 2010 - 12 answers

things to do in phoenix when your computer is dead

I'm looking for a reputable computer repair shop in the Phoenix, AZ area. I lent my Compaq laptop (running vista) out to a friend and now it's totally owned by virii, and I don't have the time, patience, wherewithal to fix this level of problem. Is there a good, independent (not Best Buy) place in town to get this looked at and potentially fixed for a reasonable price? Again, I'm not interested in fixing it myself, I'd rather pay someone else to be frustrated for me.
posted by chlorus on Jan 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Help Me Out Of Lost Luggage Limbo

Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 7, 2010 - 21 answers

How do you save a marriage after an affair?

My world is destroyed after an affair. I desperately need advice. Its a long story... Please help. [more inside]
posted by wantstobeadesigner on Nov 26, 2009 - 54 answers

Brand me

What is that I'm doing? Tag my business. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Nov 20, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I help my girlfriend who's coming out of depression, without going out of my mind? (sorry, long)

How can I help my girlfriend who's coming out of depression, without going out of my mind? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me rebuild my office helpdesk/workflow setup.

TechFilter: I'm part of a medium-sized IT support company and we're looking at some new helpdesk/workflow management software. What advice can you give on your setup or software you are currently working with? [more inside]
posted by de1mar on Oct 14, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I shepherd my trees through adolescence?

How should I support and trim my two trees so they'll grow up to be big and strong? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Oct 13, 2009 - 10 answers

being a supportive friends vs. patience

How can I support my good friend (and roommate) through a breakup, and not lose my patience? [more inside]
posted by jalebi on Oct 9, 2009 - 11 answers

worst day at work ever or what?

My coworker came to work and shot himself today. I was the only person to talk to him and was one of the first people to reach him after he did it. I'm planning on speaking with the grief counselors they're bringing in tomorrow. But I'm wondering if there are any resources I should know about for people in a situation like mine, specifically: witnesses of the suicide of a coworker or friend. In case the details are relevant: they are below. [more inside]
posted by nerdcore on Sep 30, 2009 - 31 answers

Suggestiong for Toddler Wrangling Book?

Desperate friend has turned to me for book suggestions on her three year old. Ideally available in Australia, but Amazon is always possible. What are your killer books for nailing the second really difficult time in a parent's life.... the 2-3year old? [more inside]
posted by taff on Sep 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Somehow, I don't think a Post-It note on the fridge will do...

What can I do to thank my parents for their unbelievable support? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Sep 2, 2009 - 24 answers

How do I get actual customer support from Twitter?

I run a moderately popular blog. I'd like to have the Twitter account associated with the URL, but it's suspended -- presumably because somebody used it for evil. I've contacted Twitter support several times, and they make motions like it's possible for me to claim this account but then they just close my ticket (marking it as "solved") with no explanation. I cannot figure out how to get actual support. Has anyone experienced a similar issue? How can I get Twitter support to actually support me and not mark an unsolved issue as "solved"? Am I simply at the mercy of the Twitter fates? Yes, I know Twitter is a free product and that I get what I pay for. Thanks.
posted by jdroth on Sep 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Please help me reply to my mom's email concerning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

My mom sent me an email today acknowledging for the very first time (that I am aware of) that she experiences symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I would like to write the best response that I can to her, with some links or information about possible next steps. I don't want to screw this up, please help me help her! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 8 answers

My ex-wife's boyfriend wants to try to claim my son on his taxes... is this legal?

My ex-wife's boyfriend wants to try to claim my son on his taxes... is this legal? [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Aug 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Since it's a tech support question about Google, you can just post it anywhere and they'll find it, right?

I deleted 267,000 messages from my gmail account and now, when I log in, I see a Temporary Error (500) / Numeric Code 93 message. Emails sent to me are bouncing. It's been five days. [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on Aug 19, 2009 - 14 answers

Where'd my network card go!?

My computer can't find its NIC, any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Aug 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me help new college students

How do I offer support for people attending/wanting to attend college, but who have very different situations from anything I knew? 2 different scenarios! [more inside]
posted by brainmouse on Aug 8, 2009 - 9 answers

I have two friends; their parents are (separately) dying. How to help? Neither are in U.S./U.K./CAN.

I would like to help my friends, if I can; two of them are individually dealing with incredibly stressful and sad health-related situations related to their parents. [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 8, 2009 - 7 answers

What do you charge to not do any work, but instead sit around and wait, just in case?

I have no idea what to charge to be "on call" for a year, just in CASE a computer has a problem. [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Aug 4, 2009 - 22 answers

RIM + Jobs

Resources for a Blackberry administrator that now has to support iphones? [more inside]
posted by anti social order on Aug 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Don't judge me, but....

I am the "judgmental friend." What does this mean? Should I change, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Jul 28, 2009 - 52 answers

Help me help her help him

What's the best way for a non-computer oriented person to tap into the blogosphere support network for help with her ADHD child? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jul 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Hepatitis C diagnosis, how to help?

A friend has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2009 - 7 answers

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