I want to be able to control when I become emotional and when I hold it together. Ever since meeting my first Russian orphans in 1999, my heart has grown progressively more tender and I "come to tears" very easily. In the Russian culture, a man crying is extremely rare and frankly not at all understood by the typical Russian young person. Once, during a tearful conversation with a precious girl I met in '99 and consider as a daughter, she actually asked my interpreter, "Is there something wrong with him? Maybe a neurological or psychiatric illness of some sort?" Can someone suggest how I can develop mastery over my emotional expression? A book? A therapist? Hypnosis? [more inside]
posted by papaheller
on Oct 30, 2012 -
I want to give up trying to date, I just keep getting rejected, can you guys help me stay motivated and not quit trying? [more inside]
posted by curious-mind
on Oct 17, 2012 -
I'm learning English.I can understand the sentence,"I don't want you to have a relationship with her." But I can't get these sentences grammatically.
1)He didn't want me near you.
2) He wants you around.
3)I don't want it back.
Is 1) a shortened form of "He didn't want me to be near you"?How about 2) and 3)?
posted by mizukko
on Sep 24, 2012 -
We want to buy something new and shiny, but an ancient direct to dvd camcorder seems like the best solution. Do you have any better ideas? [more inside]
posted by abirae
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Bicycle-filter: Should I shout myself a new bike, or is my old one just fine? Have bought a bike you didn't need
? Do you love it? Or do you kind of regret it? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike
on Sep 3, 2010 -
Possibly the whitest man in the world here currently building a bonfire out of all his Fender basses and tossing his standup on top. Anyone know who played bass on Honey Cone's "Want Ads?". I'm guessing James Jamerson, who probably walked in and did it in one take and yawned and said anything else? Sort of a throwaway tune I guess, but Jebus....guys just walk into a a studio and do that? Sorry for the earworm, but I just want to shake the guy's hand so I can count his damned fingers.
posted by timsteil
on May 2, 2009 -
[Relationship (or lack thereof) Filter] I'm a 21 year old chick, getting ready to graduate from college this May, and I've never been in a relationship. Worse yet, I've never been on a date, fooled around, or even kissed someone! I'm like Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed, only without Michael Vartan to save the day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 22, 2009 -
Are iPhones with the old (not 4.6) bootloader still on store shelves in the US? If so, is it possible to identify such phones from their packaging, for example, by examining a serial number? Hoping to ask my US-based folks to get me an iPhone or two, but keen for units that can be software
unlocked for use in Australia.
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Jan 31, 2008 -
I"ve been using the basement under my apartment as shared storage space with other tenants since I moved in over 3 years ago. The property management now wants to charge me for this. Should I fight this or just start paying? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Jul 2, 2007 -