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What does "overcoming" Childhood Emotional Neglect look like?

Through therapy and all that, I've come to the realization that a multitude of the feelings I've always had stem from childhood emotional neglect. All my material needs were taken care of, but my parents were otherwise pretty shitty. I've always had a hard time making friends and maintaining connections with people. I'm ready to start doing the work and attempt to make positive changes, but.. what does overcoming emotional neglect look like? Is it really not too late for me to make meaningful connections with people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 11:41 PM on Dec 10, 2017 - 6 answers [36 favorites]

Great over-achievers who weren't monsters

Are there any examples of famous artists, scientists, leaders in history who weren't also dicks?
posted by storybored to Society & Culture at 10:11 PM on Dec 10, 2017 - 32 answers [20 favorites]

Bookfilter: Your favorite short(ish) reads

What are some of your favorite books that are less than 300 pages? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter to Media & Arts at 8:55 PM on Dec 10, 2017 - 26 answers [15 favorites]

Shakshuka Brunch

I'm hosting brunch and making shakshuka! What else should I serve? [more inside]
posted by driedmango to Food & Drink at 7:42 AM on Dec 11, 2017 - 19 answers [11 favorites]

Turn left here, kids

What are some books -- fiction or nonfiction -- that will help very privileged kiddos develop a sense of empathy for and obligation to other people? [more inside]
posted by goodbyewaffles to Media & Arts at 12:33 PM on Dec 11, 2017 - 15 answers [11 favorites]

Intelligent books with less text, more images for elderly mother

My mother has moderate dementia, but doesn't realize it or understand it. One of the worst aspects is that, though she's been a life-long, voracious, high-level reader, she isn't really capable any more of reading much. She just doesn't have the cognition to follow text along from one paragraph to another. [more inside]
posted by primate moon to Media & Arts at 1:14 PM on Dec 10, 2017 - 27 answers [9 favorites]

Fabulous Florentines

My mission: make my Dad the best Florentines ever, for Christmas // I'm looking for: your best recipes, tips and techniques to make delicious, flavoursome Florentines // Dad loves: dark chocolate, the flavour of toasted almonds // Dad doesn't do: chunky nuts (his teeth are dodgy), hard or very chewy toffee (thin, crisp toffee is okay), dried apricots // Bonus question: how far ahead can I make Florentines, without compromising flavour or texture? [more inside]
posted by brushtailedphascogale to Food & Drink at 5:08 PM on Dec 10, 2017 - 5 answers [9 favorites]

We just want to wash our hands!

What’s a good hand soap that won’t irritate our hands? How about one that also isn’t a total mess? Maybe a good soap pump if I’m lucky? [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne to Home & Garden at 1:59 AM on Dec 11, 2017 - 23 answers [9 favorites]

Detective Game Recommendations?

Please share with me your recommendations for good detective games to get caught up in! Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by Goblin Barbarian to Media & Arts at 4:14 PM on Dec 9, 2017 - 12 answers [25 favorites (8 in the past 24 hours)]

Find a quote about the past & nostalgia

Recently read a quotation but didn't record it, but wish I had. It was something like, "The past seems preferable because fear has been removed." Maybe Carlyle? Have spent way too much time trying to find it again.
posted by nothing.especially.clever to Society & Culture at 10:05 AM on Dec 10, 2017 - 2 answers [11 favorites (8 in the past 24 hours)]

How to be a good partner when you're the depressed one

Whenever I do a web search for, like, "how to be a good partner with depression," I get resources for how to support a depressed person. But I am the depressed person, and I'm looking for resources/advice on how to communicate with and support my partner while also taking care of myself. (That pretty much sums it up, but snowflakes below, of course!) [more inside]
posted by adastra to Human Relations at 11:00 AM on Dec 9, 2017 - 7 answers [29 favorites (7 in the past 24 hours)]

Another call for best podcast EPISODES

I am not a podcast listener because I have a 10 minute bike commute and also am a terrible listener. However, I’m going to be driving for most of the next month, and would love to explore the world of podcasts. There are so many. Please recommend me the best INDIVIDUAL EPISODES of good podcasts. Anything goes, fiction, non-fiction, history, arts, tech, politics, comedy, absurdity, anything and everything else, but I have a slight preference for less chatty. [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur to Media & Arts at 4:10 PM on Dec 9, 2017 - 19 answers [34 favorites (6 in the past 24 hours)]

All things cast iron

Buying my partner his first cast iron pan for Christmas. What are the best accessories, recipes, and tips to go with? [more inside]
posted by orange and yellow to Food & Drink at 8:57 PM on Dec 10, 2017 - 17 answers [6 favorites]

Negotiations with bullies and other unreasonable people

Are there any effective negotiation tactics when dealing with people who refuse to compromise or explain unreasonable demands, bully and threaten, deny facts, and other similar methods? If I can avoid those kinds of people I do, but it's not always possible (professional contexts, not personal relationships).
posted by sepviva to Human Relations at 1:59 PM on Dec 11, 2017 - 2 answers [6 favorites]

Recommend me your favorite vegetable soups!

I would like to make vegetable soups this year. Recommend any primarily-vegetable soup - I cook mostly vegetarian but sometimes cook with meat for holidays. [more inside]
posted by Frowner to Food & Drink at 9:04 AM on Dec 7, 2017 - 39 answers [70 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Favorite Informational YouTube Channels?

I'm looking for your favorite YouTube channels to follow that are informational, educational, or historical in nature. I'm not interested in channels that are primarily comedic, but it's fine if they're humorous while being informative. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg to Media & Arts at 6:58 AM on Dec 9, 2017 - 21 answers [39 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Coping like a pro.

Apologies for the weedy, stream of consciousness question but it's been a hard day. I used to think my coping skills are quite good, but clearly not. All details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by Nieshka to Human Relations at 11:06 AM on Dec 11, 2017 - 5 answers [5 favorites]

Women authors for an Updike/Vonnegut/Roth fan?

My friend and I were recently discussing books, and I jokingly mentioned he should try reading some women authors for once. He was a bit surprised to realize how little he'd actually read by women, and I was a bit stumped coming up with recommendations, as we typically read very different types of books. But the hive mind is great at this kind of stuff. Help me come up with suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nothing as something as one to Writing & Language at 8:07 AM on Dec 9, 2017 - 41 answers [53 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

Fantasy/paranormal shows that aren't gory/miserable?

I'm looking for a new series to watch that has fantasy or paranormal elements but isn't super gory and doesn't leave me feeling depressed. I'm not having a lot of luck. [more inside]
posted by brook horse to Media & Arts at 9:01 PM on Dec 6, 2017 - 69 answers [41 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

How Do I Concentrate On Reading When I Have Anxiety

I desperately want to read more, but I have such bad anxiety that it makes it difficult. What do I do? Details inside [more inside]
posted by kbbbo to Health at 7:21 AM on Dec 10, 2017 - 21 answers [12 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

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