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Need some relationship advice in regards to giving space

Have been dating this women for a year and we recently started having arguments due to her work and other related issues. She keeps wanting space from me. [more inside]
posted by json12 on May 1, 2014 - 22 answers

Our friendship never recovered - what can I learn?

I told my friend I'd developed feelings for her. She didn't reciprocate - but we said we'd still be friends. Within three weeks we're at each other's throats and now it's all over. What the heck happened? [more inside]
posted by Henners91 on Apr 2, 2014 - 103 answers

Is our relationship over and time for us to move on?

So me and my girlfriend of 6 months got into an argument over going to her house for Thanksgiving and she ended up break up with me. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Nov 28, 2013 - 53 answers

I'm not interested in dating or being your friend. Thanks and goodbye.

How do I tell somebody I recently met that I'm not interested romantically or even as a friend? The problem is that I'm not exactly sure whether she is looking for just a friend or something more? [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Oct 22, 2013 - 24 answers

Narcissist, emotionally unavailable....whatever it is someone slap me!

Prince charming to "we met at the right times in each others lives, I hope I showed you what kind of man deserves your spoils and you showed me that there are good woman out there and that I don't need to waste any more time wondering if there are." Seems condiscending to me given that I don't feel he is the type of man who deserves my spoils, and clearly I'm not that great of a woman in his eyes for him to walk out on. Help me find my closure...if you have the time...negative/positive feedback welcomed, sometimes people need to hear the hurtful truth. [more inside]
posted by love2much on Sep 17, 2013 - 26 answers

Wondering if I should go back to college

I had a talk with my gf who recently dumped me. She told me that she needed to be with someone with similar life experiences as hers. School is a big part of her life, and she is working toward a degree in medicine as well as an MBA (she already has another master's in biology). I'm 28, and at one point in my life I was very bent on finishing college, but till now I haven't been able to because of circumstances in my life. What she said made me think about my decision to postpone college for now. I have a writing business that is just now getting off the ground. I haven't even earned a two-year degree, but it hasn't stopped me from utilizing my writing talents to make a living. On the other hand though, going back to school would help me a lot in the long run to gain expertise and credibility in the fields i write in. [more inside]
posted by Cybria on Aug 4, 2013 - 18 answers

Unable to get over girlfriend, everything seems hopeless now

It has been a week and a couple of days since we broke up, well more like she broke up with me after about a year and a half relationship.. I contacted her during the first few days and spoke to her as I normally would, until about the middle of last week I decided I didn't want to be used anymore as her sidelined friend so I stopped contacting her altogether. We are both young adults. [more inside]
posted by YoungConfusedMan on Apr 29, 2013 - 16 answers

My girlfriend is very upset with me and might break up with me.

I need a little bit of advice, I'm back again, this time in a different situation, as my girlfriend has become very upset with me and might break up with me. I don't know how to handle it, and I'm scared I'm going to lose her. [more inside]
posted by stonecutters88 on Apr 14, 2013 - 24 answers

Break up with a man I'm not very attracted to? Feeling crappy.

I have been dating a man for just over a month that I met online. He is 41 and I am 33. He is simply lovely: kind, attentive, complimentary, generous, funny, smart, gainfully employed, family oriented and wants children, likes me a lot, socially/environmentally conscientious, cooks well, nice sense of style, has friends, etc. And, I'm not very physically attracted to him. I am 5'2" and his profile says he is 5'7" but I think he exaggerated ~two inches and has a slight frame. He is very fit, but the cave woman in me seeks a more commanding physical partner. There are other things about his physicality and bedside manner that don't "do it" for me, either, but the main thing is that I just prefer bigger men. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Apr 1, 2013 - 35 answers

How do I find myself after a 9 year relationship?

My fiance and I have recently parted ways after a near 9 year relationship and it seems as though I've forgotten how to function. [more inside]
posted by KnittingBer on Mar 26, 2013 - 7 answers

He loves me, he loves me not.

Ok MeFites, help me. My best friend and her boyfriend just broke up, mostly his idea. But he says he wants to communicate still and "will always love her". She asked me what the hell this meant. I have no idea. So I'm posing the question to you relationship experts. What the hell does he want? [more inside]
posted by fresh-rn on Mar 6, 2013 - 43 answers

How do you fill the emptiness after a break up?

How do you fill the emptiness after a break up? Its now been two month since the break up and I feel like I have no interest anything anymore. I don't enjoy watching sports, my tv shows or movies like I use to. I still go to the gym and run but even time to time I am not motivated to do them. I use to complain about my job to friends and family (politics, unfairness, too much stress), but now I just go to work and I don't even complain about them anymore since all I think about is my personal stress life. I know I am depressed but do I have a bigger problem?
posted by kser333 on Jan 5, 2013 - 20 answers

How do I deal with her knowing that she is with someone else?

My girlfriend broke up with me a couple weeks ago. I thought things were going well, I was even planning to propose to her. She broke it off by saying things weren't working out for her, even though she told me I was good to her. We kept in contact and still talked and texted almost everyday. Then she told me she met someone else. I was very hurt/angry when I heard this. I tried still talking but it hurt too much. I told her the other day that it was best of we didn't communicate for a while because it was hurting me. Now not talking to her for a few days only hurts me more. Should I try to contact her? What should I do? How do I deal with her knowing that she is with someone else? I'm more and more depressed everyday.
posted by kser333 on Dec 2, 2012 - 24 answers

How to break up with needy girlfriend?

Hi all, I have been together with my girlfriend for almost 3 years. It has probably been the loneliest three years of my life. [more inside]
posted by silvershadow on Nov 26, 2012 - 71 answers

Okay to move out but still be together?

Moving out but not breaking up? [more inside]
posted by Confusedteacher on Aug 30, 2012 - 66 answers

How do I understand and cope with my love leaving me?

How do I understand and cope with my love leaving me? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on May 24, 2012 - 31 answers

Do I throw away a half-bottle of maple syrup?

Throw away or keep? A Maple Syrup love story. [more inside]
posted by LemonGardot on May 10, 2012 - 26 answers

How do I stick to my guns and break up?

I've determined that I need to get out of my current live-in romantic relationship. How do I stick to my guns and break up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2012 - 28 answers

Morally torn.

Dilemma: I plan to break up with my boyfriend but we live together. Our lease is up at the end of May. I know that the right thing to do would be to tell him now so he has time to find an apartment (I've started looking for one). What is the right thing to do here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2012 - 21 answers

Long distance relationship fizzled out, because of distance. Do I move to salvage it?

My relationship broke down because of the distance. Can it be salvaged, or do I just let it be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2011 - 15 answers

Bitter Songs

Tell me you favorite bitter, angry songs. [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Dec 14, 2011 - 159 answers

I miss my ex-girlfriend when we break up, but I want to be single when we're together?

I miss my ex-girlfriend when we break up, but I want to be single when we're together? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Dec 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Can't Commit to a Long Term Relationship

My problem is that I can't commit long term to romantic relationships. This commitment phobia automatically colors me as a bad person because the right thing to do in this society is to find that one special person and commit to them for the rest of your life. (ideally) [more inside]
posted by BettyBurnheart on Jun 30, 2011 - 36 answers

What the hell happened in this relationship? Fixable?

The relationship is not looking good, I'm trying to figure out if I can save this thing and if I can't, how the heck to get back into my own head and get her out of mine. [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Jun 18, 2011 - 30 answers

Help me identify abusive relationship

Please help me learn how to identify an emotionally/mentally abusive relationship. I am not sure if myne has always been one, or is slowly turning into one, or is not one. [more inside]
posted by amacph10 on Jun 15, 2011 - 137 answers

Am I being taken advantage of, or does my S.O really love and deserve me?

Am I in a good relationship, or is it time to move on? When do you let someone go, even though you love them? My S.O has chronic pain and I have helped him through alot, are things about to get better for us, or would you say this is a dead-end relationship that could go on like this forever? [more inside]
posted by amacph10 on Jun 8, 2011 - 32 answers

Break-up Remorse: Reconciliation?

For 5 years, I was in a great relationship with a fantastic woman. Never crazy with infatuation, but never, ever bad. Shared values, great time together, all-in-all great. Story ends when LDR, move to a new city, and new person contribute to my decision to end things. Now I'm not sure what to do and looking for resources, related journal articles, advice from strangers. A lot of details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2011 - 20 answers

I can't move on after this break up, and I'm beating myself up for every mistake I make. How do I stop?

Having trouble moving on after a murky break up, and berating myself for my mistakes. How do I move forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2011 - 22 answers

Please give me some hope.

Please give me some hope. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2011 - 57 answers

Break Up Decision Filter (including a long description)

Break Up Decision Filter (including a long description) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2011 - 27 answers

Should I break up with him?

Am I making the right decision about breaking up with my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on Dec 30, 2010 - 18 answers

Feeling bitter about the break up

I dated this guy for almost 6 months on and off. This past couple of months we have been dating exclusively and everything seemed to be fine between us. He broke up with me yesterday and I am in shock. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2010 - 23 answers

Anxiety attacks at the mention of commitment. Why?

Anxiety attacks at the mention of commitment. Why? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Do I settle with someone who is mostly OK or do I dump her and go back on the prowl in hopes of finding someone who is awesome? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 - 62 answers

I want to get out of the self-pity loop

Snap me out of becoming obsessively shallow and insecure. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2010 - 24 answers

Schizoaffective question

Has anybody ever dated someone whom is schizoaffective, which is a combination of a mood disorder and psychotic symptoms. If you have , have you experienced being dumped without an explanation when you thought everything was going well.
posted by villazapat on Nov 24, 2009 - 7 answers

All the tracks lead you to heartbreak.

Best break up albums of all time? [more inside]
posted by dhn on Nov 19, 2009 - 103 answers

Sex with an ex?

I'd like to hear stories or comments from others who have slept with their exes. [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on Oct 17, 2009 - 28 answers

Why can't i quit her?

My girlfriend and I broke up about 3 months ago now. However, we have been in contact regularly (after about a month and a bit of zero contact) since then and have seen each other on occsasion. When im not busy i find myself always thinking about her, and things constantly remind me about her. Im not 100% sure about getting back together with her, what should i do? [more inside]
posted by jdp on Jul 22, 2009 - 15 answers

Am I Selfish?

I have just broken up with my girlfriend, because I can't change. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2009 - 54 answers

Leaving.

I'm graduating. I'm leaving my girlfriend and will be far away from her, and we both don't have the option to be close for the next two years. Hence, it's ending. Any advice for feeling better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2009 - 14 answers

Is it too late to break up with my wife?!

Is it too late to break up with my wife?! [more inside]
posted by kitkat09 on Feb 20, 2009 - 44 answers

Is it me or is it just not meant to be?

Relationship Filter: Should I get back with my girlfriend? We broke up last night : ( [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2008 - 21 answers

hate me

How does it sound to you when someone you are in a relationship tells you "Hate Me" when they are breaking up with you?
posted by turkishLola on Apr 3, 2008 - 28 answers

On/Off

How does one completely turn off one’s emotions towards an ex-lover? Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by somersault on Mar 31, 2008 - 26 answers

I can't break up.

I can't break up with my girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane on Dec 31, 2007 - 35 answers

Break Ups Suck

How do I get over a relationship that was everything I wanted but somehow I still wasn't happy? [more inside]
posted by kowboy on Dec 11, 2007 - 14 answers

Commit or break up?

Shit a ring or get off the relationship pot? Warning: very long. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2007 - 59 answers

What now?

Break Up Filter: How do I get my life back? [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Jun 19, 2007 - 20 answers

I've fallen for my boyfriend's friends.

My boyfriend adores me. My boyfriend's friends adore me. I adore my boyfriend's friends. I do not adore my boyfriend. Is it possible to remain friends with your boyfriend's friends post-break up? [more inside]
posted by somersault on Apr 30, 2007 - 31 answers

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