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now the idea of "you're with THAT GUY?!" permeates my thoughts to the extent that it diminishes my opinion of Jill. I think you answered your own question? I think not caring for someone's partner is okay but not optimal.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by itsflyable on August 25, 2016 7:49 PM

I do email for a job. It's a lot of work. I pride myself at leaving my inbox as close to zero as I can at the end of the day. The only people I chitchat with over email are my sister and my boyfriend or neighbors/locals where we're making plans. I'll... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Bella Donna on August 25, 2016 5:10 PM

now the idea of "you're with THAT GUY?!" permeates my thoughts to the extent that it diminishes my opinion of Jill. I think you answered your own question? I think not caring for someone's partner is okay but not optimal.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by dancestoblue on August 24, 2016 11:29 PM

now the idea of "you're with THAT GUY?!" permeates my thoughts to the extent that it diminishes my opinion of Jill. I think you answered your own question? I think not caring for someone's partner is okay but not optimal.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by BlueHorse on August 24, 2016 8:16 PM

now the idea of "you're with THAT GUY?!" permeates my thoughts to the extent that it diminishes my opinion of Jill. I think you answered your own question? I think not caring for someone's partner is okay but not optimal.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Dip Flash on August 24, 2016 7:07 PM

When you leave a room, pick up something that doesn't belong there and put it away or in the garbage. This helps me very much. I had a friend of a friend (maybe apocryphal story) who had velcro strips on his walls and a lot of velcroed... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by dawkins_7 on August 24, 2016 5:07 PM

now the idea of "you're with THAT GUY?!" permeates my thoughts to the extent that it diminishes my opinion of Jill. I think you answered your own question? I think not caring for someone's partner is okay but not optimal.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by telegraph on August 24, 2016 4:24 PM

now the idea of "you're with THAT GUY?!" permeates my thoughts to the extent that it diminishes my opinion of Jill. I think you answered your own question? I think not caring for someone's partner is okay but not optimal.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by sheldman on August 24, 2016 3:44 PM

Well, technically I'm being treated for depression since my anxiety is a relatively new development and I haven't spoken to my doctor about it yet. Anxiety is its own thing and this sounds like textbook anxiety. And yeah sometimes when... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by superfluousm on August 24, 2016 1:03 PM

though am agnostic about coffee preparation methods We are friends for life. [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by Evilspork on August 24, 2016 10:53 AM

I'm first-person about the here and now, but if I'm talking about past or future stuff I talk about Past Jessamyn (as in "Hey Past Jessamyn left me a cookie, I really like her") or Future Jessamyn (as in "I'm going to leave this cookie... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by exceptinsects on August 24, 2016 9:51 AM

Letting people know you enjoyed your time with them. "It was really great to see you. I'm so glad we made time for this." sorts of things. As people get older and their lives get busy, making time for social time is often at least a small... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by BibiRose on August 24, 2016 6:41 AM

From a MeFite who wants to remain anonymous:I appreciate this question, because when I did this, there wasn't any advice I could find. It is very tricky. Like you, I've never cheated on someone and wouldn't, but I did end up falling in love with... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Sudo on August 24, 2016 2:43 AM

Every happiness, that is lovely news. [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by chicainthecity on August 24, 2016 12:29 AM

there were no other MeTas submitted to the queue I almost posted one but it was all about "Hey let's get ReadMe up to date!" but I am going on vacation and it seemed impolite to post-and-fly so I'm saving it til September.... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by Proofs and Refutations on August 23, 2016 11:10 PM

I am guessing she could be compared to a professional ice skater but again, there is a market for professional ice skaters. Nothing personal here, but the fact that there is no market for some sort of super-awesome skill someone has sort... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by Rissa on August 23, 2016 1:48 PM

A suggestion in a different direction, just noting your "one partner" mention. One of the things that might also be useful, and fun, is a sort of primer on women's sexuality. Read The Hite Report, or The New Hite Report. Hite's a sex... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by rachaelfaith on August 23, 2016 11:23 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by NorthernAutumn on August 23, 2016 10:49 AM

I think some people don't see disagreement as "fighting" and they see the line elsewhere. Like complaining is one thing, going after members is a different thing. I think different folks here come down on different parts of that number line... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by polychora on August 23, 2016 5:35 AM

I'm so angry that he couldn't have done the work and sorted his shit out now. I'm angry that there was potential for us to be so happy, but instead, I'm a casualty of his damage I'm sorry, that is hard. It's one of the perils of dating... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by photoelectric on August 23, 2016 2:40 AM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Owlcat on August 22, 2016 6:33 PM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by cluebucket on August 22, 2016 6:07 PM

What has helped for me is to limit my time and radically lower my expectations. I wish my mother were a certain way, but she's in her 60s, she has never been that way, and she never will. I don't try to confide in her, I don't tell her anything... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by snowleopard on August 22, 2016 5:08 PM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by veery on August 22, 2016 4:55 PM

And, sorry I didn't speak to your main point. This relationship can work, but she needs to take more ownership and responsibility for her own feelings AS feelings and not just things that you are responsible for. Some gentle loving pushing back on... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by 15L06 on August 22, 2016 4:45 PM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED on August 22, 2016 3:22 PM

leave four jars of coins around the house, numbered 1,2,3 and 5. Yeah there are ways to do this that will be awesome and not weirdly problematic (my partners son has schizophrenia, I can't imagine trying to have that conversation, but I... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by bluishorange on August 22, 2016 2:11 PM

My guy looked lonely sitting in the kitchen so I gave him an apple to cut up and then everything fell apart and he tried to put the cutting board in the sink (usually a great idea!) when I was cooking some stuff on the stove and getting something out... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by advicepig on August 22, 2016 1:39 PM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by snowleopard on August 22, 2016 1:21 PM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Yesterday's camel on August 22, 2016 10:53 AM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by wyzewoman on August 22, 2016 9:33 AM

I'm first-person about the here and now, but if I'm talking about past or future stuff I talk about Past Jessamyn (as in "Hey Past Jessamyn left me a cookie, I really like her") or Future Jessamyn (as in "I'm going to leave this cookie... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by lauranesson on August 22, 2016 9:05 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by jouir on August 22, 2016 8:56 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by shesbenevolent on August 22, 2016 8:29 AM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by lazuli on August 22, 2016 8:28 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by FireFountain on August 22, 2016 8:25 AM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by mskyle on August 22, 2016 8:19 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by fraula on August 22, 2016 7:30 AM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by kimberussell on August 22, 2016 7:30 AM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by heathrowga on August 22, 2016 7:19 AM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by cotton dress sock on August 22, 2016 7:06 AM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Kpele on August 22, 2016 6:55 AM

It sounds like your previous boyfriend was much more sensitive than the average person Yes, from this question and your previous question about this guy he sounds like someone who is very particular and wanted you to be the one to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by peacheater on August 22, 2016 6:51 AM

I don't think this is over for you by a long shot and you want to meet this person so you can open up a can of worms and feel better. You will not feel better. Yep, agree with all this. If there' a future where you are in a place where... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by jbenben on August 22, 2016 6:33 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by tinkletown on August 22, 2016 6:31 AM

You can grind it up and put it in shortbread recipes and it's pretty great. Also tossed with potatoes and baked (home fries especially). I think it freezes okay, ymmv.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Short Attention Sp on August 22, 2016 4:43 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by aielen on August 22, 2016 4:41 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by mordax on August 22, 2016 4:04 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by neushoorn on August 22, 2016 2:54 AM

You sound like you've been honest and conscientious. She sounds like she's anxious to a fault within this relationship and winds up trying to overdetermine and overcontrol things. You are nice to try to make that work but it sounds to me (and I see... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by moiraine on August 22, 2016 1:55 AM

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