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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

Or Maybe My Family Is Just Very Strange?

Is 'geewopperjod' a made-up word? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jan 19, 2012 - 16 answers

How should I approach my girlfriend - and myself - with my evolving sexuality?

Help me figure out what's going on with my sexuality and what it means for my long-time relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 - 32 answers

I'm going down to AskMeFi to get some answers

When do you say 'going down to X' and when do you say 'going up to X' in the context of geography? Do you have a system? For example do you say going up when you going North? For example we are going up to Sydney from Melbourne. Or do you use the rough height of the places? [more inside]
posted by sien on Jan 13, 2012 - 63 answers

How to set up a new e-commerce business so that it succeeds.

Can I make a decent living by setting up an e-commerce business? And what are the critical success factors I should look out for? [more inside]
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots on Jan 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Getting my Mac back on track

New Year's Resolution: Clean up my hard drive(s) by removing duplicate files, implementing a new folder hierarchy, and any other odds and ends I need you to tell me to do. Mac Pro 2009 running the latest pre-Lion OS. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 4, 2012 - 10 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

What can I do to speed up my moms old Desktop PC?

What can I do to speed up my moms old Desktop PC? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Dec 16, 2011 - 13 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

How to move across the country with no job lined up?

Is $10,000 enough for me to move out of Florida (where I am currently) and make it in Los Angeles without a job lined up? [more inside]
posted by signondiego on Nov 28, 2011 - 47 answers

How to move out from your ex?

My friend wants to end a relationship with his girlfriend who he shares an apartment with. He is looking for some advice about how to deal with the apartment itself, since his name is on the lease. Should he pay her the money for the remaining months of rent in one lump sum? Or Should he suggest that they both move out, and then they split the cost of breaking the lease? And, if she wants to stay she can stay and pay full rent? He would love some ideas- its so hard to bring logistics into a very emotional situation. Thank you!
posted by Equiprimordial on Nov 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Happy cat is happy coworker?

My friend and coworker is having a super shitty week. I want to send her a happy little picture or something like that - maybe a happy lolcat? - to bring a small bit of joy to her day. Suggestions?
posted by corn_bread on Nov 15, 2011 - 55 answers

How to keep my email?

I'm soon to leave my current job. How can I keep my email that's in a Google Apps account through my employer (i.e., not a free Gmail account; the email address ends @employer.com, not @gmail.com)? [more inside]
posted by Other on Nov 3, 2011 - 22 answers

How friendly is too friendly with an attached man?

Are you a bad person if your guy friend leaves his girlfriend for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 - 56 answers

Moving up in the world - circumstances changing

Circumstances changing! Some financial help and advice needed! [more inside]
posted by anonaccount on Oct 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Budget for all the things

When buying your first house, how much did you budget for decor/paint/furniture/etc right up front? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Sep 27, 2011 - 24 answers

How to move across the country with no job lined up?

Will a few thousand dollars be enough for me to move out of the Midwest (where I am currently) and make it in Oregon without a job lined up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 - 14 answers

How to break up with a nice person who has serious problems?

Looking for advice about breaking up with my very nice but very troubled boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2011 - 21 answers

What 'over 18' movie character wears a light grey pinstripe suit (no tie)?

I don't like fancy dress parties but I have to go to one tonight. The theme is '18 certificate movies'. I would like to wear a suit, preferably my light grey pinstripe one, I don't like to wear ties. I have hair, medium length, that I can wear loosely or slicked back. Is there any character from an over 18 movie you can think of that, perhaps with some easy accessorizing, I can 'imitate'?
posted by wildatheart on Jul 23, 2011 - 10 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

Recommendations for things to do on/near the Keweenaw Peninsula, (Houghton/Hancock/Copper Harbor), MI?

Recommendations for things to do on/near the Keweenaw Peninsula, (Houghton/Hancock/Copper Harbor), MI? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Jun 28, 2011 - 2 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

louder please

How to help pupils to sing ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on May 19, 2011 - 15 answers

DVD remote too hot to handle!

What's causing this DVD remote control to become too hot to handle? [more inside]
posted by motown missile on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

How long did it take you to feel settled after college?

How long did it take you to find your post-college groove? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Mar 15, 2011 - 33 answers

Looking for books similar to the "Up" series by Michael Apted

Looking for books that revisit a person or groups of people at different points in their lives, a la the "Up" series by Michael Apted. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Please give me some hope.

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

Teach me how to Tighten Up!

The song is The Tighten Up and the band is Archie Bell & the Drells, but the dance????? This song is the bomb and I know there was an associated dance, but after a fair amount of internet research, I've got nothing. [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Feb 17, 2011 - 14 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

Washing dishes in the developing world

I'm interested in dishwashing practices in the developing world. If you were one of roughly the half of the people in the world without running water in your home, how might you wash your dishes? What kind of set up would you have? Are sinks common even if you collect water from a public well or water truck? Or would you have a washbasin/plastic tub? On a countertop, table, or floor? Cloth or tarp outside? Would you use non-potable water to do the washing up? Save the graywater for next time or for other cleaning tasks? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Dec 8, 2010 - 31 answers

What are some other upbeat songs actually sing about being/going/moving "up"?

What upbeat songs have the word "up" in the title, or as a main focus of the lyrics? [more inside]
posted by mostly vowels on Nov 6, 2010 - 54 answers

confused by ebooks

bunch of questions/confirmations about getting a reading device., mainly about formats and what is possible on the different devices. Despite reading a number of articles about the different devices, i still can't figure it out. [more inside]
posted by alkupe on Nov 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Books with this theme--ideas?

Need help thinking of children's books, especially classics, that are about kids who don't grow up or don't want to grow up, *besides* peter pan? Alternately, can you think of books published for adults that contain those themes (even if only slightly or vaguely)?
posted by whatgorilla on Nov 1, 2010 - 21 answers

I'd buy THAT for a dollar

What's that site or story where a guy keeps trading up and makes a million dollars or something? I recall a story, verrry fuzzy on the details... [more inside]
posted by bunny hugger on Oct 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Marking Up Third Party Web Pages

There's an interview on a news site which I want to present (in its entirety) for my blog readers, but with certain passages highlighted by me. I don't want to violate copyright, so I won't publish a doctored version directly on my blog. Is there technology that lets one "mark up" third party web pages and present them as-is (i.e. no need for further collaboration) to an audience? Or is this just wishful thinking? :)
posted by Quisp Lover on Jul 3, 2010 - 11 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

Looking for good alt comedy open mics in Chicago.

Do you know of a fun, alt comedy open mic in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by nbaseman on Jun 22, 2010 - 4 answers

"There's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice.”

What are memorable phrases that reinforce the idea that you should suck it up and play nice? I'm thinking of this line from Tomato Nation: "Rudeness is not a signifier of your importance. Rudeness is a signifier of itself, nothing more. We all have bad days; yours is not weightier than anyone else's, comparatively, and does not excuse displays of poor breeding. Be civil or be elsewhere." [more inside]
posted by verbyournouns on Jun 11, 2010 - 28 answers

CPA didn't do my taxes. What now?

My CPA didn't do my taxes. What's the best way to proceed? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jun 8, 2010 - 10 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 am the one who ended our relationship, so why can't I move on?

Why am I so emotionally attached to someone that I ended a relationship with? Six months ago I broke up with my daughter's father for the third time. The first two break ups happened before my daughter was born so my feelings are not simply for the obvious reason of us sharing a child together. He is such a wonderful person; I look up to him, he is smart, caring, and we have a similiar outlook on life; morals, values. However, whenever we are together, I lose all physical attraction for him and everything he does drives me insane. He has never put an effort into our relationship. We don't share the same sense of humor and I have never felt like he was my partner in crime, something I always hoped my life partner would feel like. [more inside]
posted by aprilc34 on Apr 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Living on my own for the first time. Advice?

Living on my own for the first time. Advice?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Apr 17, 2010 - 43 answers

How do I learn to manage up?

tips and resources for "managing up?" [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2010 - 7 answers

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