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March 15

Does she have to move out already? :(

Is co-sleeping more beneficial to me than it is to my baby, and should I end it? If so, how on earth? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba at 9:40 AM - 28 answers

March 14

I think I like my solitude.

I (mid-30s single straight white male, USA) am finding myself disinterested in dating/romantic connection. How do I talk myself out of this? Should I talk myself out of this? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape at 10:00 PM - 26 answers

Is Captain Marvel appropriate for a 10yo? (snowflakiness inside)

My 10yo is being invited to a birthday party where they are going to see Captain Marvel. I need to know how much emotional impact is in the movie before I let him go see it. [more inside]
posted by alathia at 10:29 AM - 9 answers

March 13

Am I allowed to be annoyed? (snowflake alert)

Roommate locked me out. I'm sure not intentionally. I got annoyed, and she insists that it wasn't her fault. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree at 9:53 PM - 20 answers

Thinking about moving back to a roommate situation. Dumb choice?

I was given an offer to move to a neighboring apartment complex across the street and join the lease of a deaf friend. Complications, though, more inside. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude at 8:39 PM - 37 answers

How to tell long time customer i'm not interested in her MLM

I've had this one customer for a long time and we've gotten kind of friendly over the years. Not hang out together friendly, but Christmas card friendly. Anyway, she's always coming up with these Multi Level Marketing get rich quick schemes. I've already dodged a couple, but the marketeers are getting trickier and more complicated to debunk. [more inside]
posted by ambulocetus at 12:07 PM - 13 answers

Accepting myself while also being too sensitive about my relationship

Coming into queerness, body positivity, social media insecurity, and figuring out where that all lands for my relationship. [more inside]
posted by socky bottoms at 8:46 AM - 38 answers

How to relate to astrology fans

I interact a lot with people who seem to almost fully believe in astrology. How can I better relate to them without dismissing their beliefs or mocking them but also definitely believing it's all bunk myself? [more inside]
posted by AnhydrousLove at 7:44 AM - 41 answers

March 12

Are we being scammed?

We had a reputable local moving company move/reassemble our furniture during a recent in-neighborhood move. A guy (the team lead) broke our mirrored doors on an (Ikea) armoire. He asked us to not tell the main company and instead he would go to Ikea, get replacement doors, come to our house on his day off and repair them for us. He didn't show up on the day/time he said he would, despite texting with us the day before, and now he isn't answering texts. What to do next? [more inside]
posted by k8t at 9:44 PM - 30 answers

Help with language: trans, non-binary, ...

Several places I've run into [man, women, non-binary] as the options for gender identity in surveys. I've also seen this trinary categorization for events organized for "women and non-binary participants". Am I alone in feeling like this categorization excludes some people - including me, a person who feels like being trans is a part of my gender identity? I'm not asking if I'm being excluded from women and non-binary events, just whether those being the only three categories are ruffling others' feathers. Bonus question: best inclusive language? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle at 8:24 PM - 18 answers

A Safe Grrrl to Love

What are some good readings/narratives/perspectives on folks who move from identifying as a binary trans woman to a nonbinary trans woman? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish at 4:37 PM - 8 answers

I'm pretty sure the answer is never...

When do you offer unsolicited relationship advice, or at least, observation? My general rule of thumb is never, but I've got a friend who has been really unhappy for a really long time. Should I gently share that perspective, and, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by stillmoving at 1:16 PM - 27 answers

Mistakes were made.

We have successfully parented our ten-year-old into a kid who cannot fall asleep on her own. Looking for your experiences and ideas. We know this will not go into the Parenting Hall of Fame. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:40 AM - 58 answers

March 10

Does online dating work?

So first things first, it's been a year since I started to go to the therapist. A lot of progress has been made, many of my issues are gone and overall I feel way better as a person. I can finally approach and speak to women without being afraid. Nonetheless, all the women I keep meeting seem to have boyfriends or there is just something that won't work for me. There is a woman who's single but shes 7 years older than me and she has a child. She's a really cool person but I feel I'm way too young for her. Anyway, I usually engage in my interests and this is how I have been meeting these women, however it seems like I'm not really getting all that lucky. I dated someone in December but it went nowhere. So like my question asks, does online dating work? I've never done it because I prefer meeting women face to face. I also need good photos, I'm always drunk in most of my photos and I can't really imagine using those photos.
posted by Braxis at 7:41 PM - 19 answers

What are the best practices for tackling perfectionism in young girls?

Bright 3rd grader has a hard time not being perfect right away, despite our best efforts to normalize failure as a key part of success. How do I do a better job at parenting her through this? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle at 6:04 PM - 18 answers

How to apologize after saying something terrible.

I said a pretty hurtful thing to someone I truly care about the other night, and I am looking for ways to save this. [more inside]
posted by Tiffy119 at 2:52 PM - 17 answers

Should I host this houseguest again?

I offered to let an acquaintance stay at my place. I was left a bit uncomfortable/annoyed. Should I offer to let them stay with me again? [more inside]
posted by aquamvidam at 12:13 PM - 38 answers

March 9

Hurt my partner and feeling lost - need help with what I should do

My depression in the first year of moving to new city for my partner led me to guilt him into staying home with me when he was going out with friends, which he says cost him multiple friendships. I've apologised for this but it keeps coming up when I ask him not to say certain things about my friends and I still get defensive about it for a variety of reasons. Any advice for how I can accept that I hurt my partner and try to help him feel better? [more inside]
posted by fantasticbotanical at 10:29 PM - 33 answers

Let's go... back

My spouse and I are back in our hometown area. We moved back last summer from a city across the country, where I went to grad school. After a rough few months, I feel like I’ve acclimated to being back, although it was much harder than I anticipated. We have a lot going for us here, but I can’t shake the feeling of wanting to leave. [more inside]
posted by metacognition at 3:31 PM - 14 answers

Considering hiring an au pair - what to look into?

My family is considering hosting an au pair and would like to hear experiences and advice. [more inside]
posted by medusa at 11:04 AM - 5 answers

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