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    How do you respond to your friends after being isolated because of anxiety?

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    You simply apologise, saying that you have been in a bad place, or had a bit of a breakdown. Now that you are feeling a little better you can reach out more, can't you? We all go through such periods, which is time spent focussing on our own feelings, finding it hard to consider other people. Ask your friends and family how they have been over this very difficult period: what can you do to be a friend to them? You have been shutting them out to protect your own feelings, but realise that you have been a bit selfish or whatever..... Very many people have suffered rather during this past year, but we are all coming out of it - hopefully the stronger. At least you can understand better how some other people with mental type issues feel. 

    Find some sort of voluntary work to do if you can. It will benefit your community (or the wider one), you’ll meet wonderful people and it will help with your sense of your own value. 

    God Bless!

    8 Answers5 days ago
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    Why my friend fell out with me over this wtf?

    My friend's name is Connie and i recently discovered her name is short for Constance. Just joined a social media site and added her as a friend, I now know her middle name is Georgina so i greeted her "hey Constance Georgina" and she was furious, instead of saying something like please don't call me that (I guess she didn't like being called it?) She ******* blocked me! I'm trying to get a mutual friend to talk to her for me but I really don't understand what i did wrong? I was only messing about with her! Btw I'm 22 and she's 24, I don't think it's normal for a grown woman to fall out with a friend over something as small as this what have I done wrong? I just called her her name   

    7 Answers18 hours ago
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    Is anyone else having difficulty with mask shamers (not in stores) violating their personal space and yelling at them aggressively?

    I have been verbally attacked by 3 people in this past 5 days in my New England city. 

    I don't wear a mask in my car (why would I?) and I had a guy in a truck try to force me out of a traffic lane, aggressively go in front of me then slow down and move to the right of me and yell "wear a mask you selfish b***h, you're selfish". He scared me so badly I almost got in an accident.

    Then when I was in the main lobby of my apartment building walking out towards my car a lady who lives in my building told me to "f**k off" and also called me selfish when I said hi to her while not wearing a mask (I was at least 6 or more feet away even though that makes no difference)

    Lastly, I had a lady in a vitamin store tell me I'm a piece of garbage because I sneezed while wearing a mask (I have allergies!) and she sprayed me with hand sanitizer and told the store clerk "you're just going to allow her to sneeze in here and not ask her to leave".

    I don't think it's appropriate for anyone to confront people in the way I've been confronted this week. I'm starting to get anxiety thinking about leaving my apartment and was so shaky I dropped my drinking glass when I was drinking water. I feel like my nerves are shattered. I don't like confrontation.

    6 Answers2 days ago
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    Roommate issues?

    So I live in an apartment with two others. One of my roommates lets call her Haley. Haley at the start of the move in was too strict about it and wanted us to have "weekly" meetings and so forth, I explained that wouldn't be necessary. She also wanted us to let her know if someone would be coming over, wanting to have house rules etc. I let both girls know i don't mind if they have people over, we are all old enough we don't need rules. The other roommate lets call her Linda had her boyfriend over a couple times and Haley would complain to me about it stating how she didnt want this to be  an every day thing and how she was uncomfortable. I let her know it wasn't a big deal because he comes over late and they stay in the room. Now Haley is seeing a new boy which is fine, but has him over every other day which is really starting to annoy ME, they will be in the kitchen for hours and its uncomfortable to be completely honest especially if I'm hungry and want to make food. I get new relationships are fun and exciting but I also want to come home and cook, or not worry about someone being here all the time... I dont mind him coming over here or there but it seems as this is going to be a lot more than that. Me and her are not really "friends" either we are more just roomates.

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    friend wants to go to the police but I don’t, what should I do?

    She’s saying I was upset and crying after coming back from work but I don’t remember much about getting back home, it’s just little bits I remember. She thinks I was attacked or something.

    5 Answers2 days ago
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    Should I stop talking to someone my friend doesn't like?

    I met someone online and we've become good friends. Recently one of his classmates contacted me because he was interested in dating me but my friend said his classmate wasn't a good person + we should prank him and tell him I'm trans to stop him from talking to me since he isn't gay so wouldn't want a girl that's actually a guy. So we did that but his classmate was surprisingly nice about it and in fact still contacts me but with the aim of becoming friends instead. I told my friend the prank didn't work, and he then told me to stop talking to his classmate because he doesn't like him + the only reason why his classmate is talking to me is because he wants to get a visa through me (they live in a poorer country). Whenever I bring up the classmate the fun mood of our conversation is ruined and he tells me to stop talking to that guy.

    So do I respect my friend's wishes and ignore his classmate's attempts at making a friendship, or do I risk ruining the friendship with my good friend and continue talking to his classmate who may or may not genuinely want to be friends? Does it seem like the classmate actually does just want a visa? And how do I stop talking to his classmate without being rude to the classmate? I feel bad just ignoring people who've been so nice to me, even if the kindness is secretly fake, and I also don't want to tell the classmate that the reason I won't talk to him anymore is all because of my friend, because that could also harm our friendship.

    5 Answers3 days ago
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    A Friend Of Mine wanted to commit suicide because he doesn’t have a girl.?

    He doesn’t have any girl, and despite being told multiple times there’s more to life than that, he doesn’t want to listen. Extremely stubborn that guy. 

    Multiple of his friends have given him all kinds of advices which would meet with, “I did”, “Done that”. Which I highly doubt it. A lot of his friends left him because of that. Not only for that reasoning but every time he enters a conversation with his own group, he’d turn the conversation about himself which everyone was quite tired of.

    I want to help, but I can only extend a hand. It’s up to him to take it or not. That aside, is it really a good excuse to take your own life just because you don’t have any motivation to live unless you have a girl?

    6 Answers4 days ago
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    Is it wrong that i get annoyed by smalltalk every easily?

    There is an example: 

    I have a buddy at work who messages me "Hi! How are you?" almost every day. As soon as he notices that i am online on some social platform, he sends me that same message, almost like a robot. 

    If i answer, the next message is inevitably "Cool. How is your family?". And this smalltalk will go on for an hour or longer. So most of the time, i simply do not answer either because i get annoyed or because i simply have no time. 

    But then i feel like i am being as asshole. When people take the time to interact with me, but i do not answer just because i generally do not like smalltalk.

    9 Answers6 days ago
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    Have you ever stopped talking to a close friend?

    Tell me a story on where you’ve lost a close friend or a best friend. I have a female friend we are both 23 and she was like a sister and now she has a new boyfriend and he doesn’t like me and after that we  just stop talking to me and now I just have to move on and new people. So ask me about your story? 

    5 Answers4 days ago
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    Is this a caring thing to say to a friend? What does 'always' mean here?

    PLEASE HELP ME INTERPRET THIS - I HAVE ASPERGERS AND CAN'T.

    ‘Tom you can always talk to me :) and I don’t know of anyone who hates you you’re such a lovely person. I think you just need to gain perspective on the situation you feel you’re in. Are you at home at the moment? Might be best to get some sleep and think about it tomorrow’

    Do you think that the person who said this to me is my friend/cares about me? 

    7 Answers6 days ago
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    What excuse can I use for sending a large amount of money to a friend?

    My parents don't know that I have sent money to my fiancé (they don't know we're dating, they do not approve, it's sad since I wanted us all to be family) to help him out with a bill and gas when he had done all he could to find ways to get extra cash and still couldn't get enough. Now, this is not a recurring thing, I do not throw my cash at them, but simply offer a helping hand if they wish to receive the it and I happen to be able to reach out.

    However, my parents do not like the idea of me spending more than a couple dollars on anyone, since it is seen as being irresponsible in their eyes. So what believable excuse can I use for sending a large amount of money to a friend?

    like a $95 and a $100? and also a $300?

    4 Answers4 days ago
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    is this enough to end a friendship over?

    Idk if I’m overreacting but basically, my roommates keep talking **** about me behind my back and i feel like I don’t want to be friends with them anymore. Background: i’ve been friends with them for 2+ years and recently i had been noticing that everytime they loaded dishes, they wouldn’t put mine in. I thought it was an accident til one of them told me while we were watching TV that they expected the dishes to be loaded every night before bed and that I wasn’t helping enough which no one had mentioned to me even tho we’d been living together for a month and a half. All that week after she said that, they would tell me they were going for a walk or would go places without inviting me. I had a sit down conversation with them about chores and I thought things would be normal but they didn’t apologize for their pettiness and were just defensive and I realized that I didn’t feel like I could have an honest conversation with them without feeling like they’re talking about me or wondering what they said about me just before. I never realized they were so petty and I’ve just not been talking to them the past few days. They know honesty is huge with me and ive gotten annoyed with them in the past about doing things behind my back. Help

    5 Answers6 days ago
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    Is it rude to talk about personal fiances.  ?

    A friends tells me about his personal fiances (bills and stuff he has in lay away) I do not talk to him about stuff like that.

    He is very set on getting a camper. Two campers he was interested in have sold in the last few months. He asked me a few times to be a co-signer so he can get the camper. I have decline the offers. I told him it is not my fault because his credit is poor  I know for a fact he can not afford it. He get a partial social security 765.00/Month (has a bad back) He thinks he can open up a line of credit for $12,000. I've told him he will have to fill out an application for the line of credit.  This friend talks about doing stuff. But they do not become a reality for some reason

    10 Answers1 week ago
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    Lifelong friend/neighbor making me feel uncomfortable?

    Complains about how I drive what books I read constantly talks about trump Asks me to get him stuff at the store then complains about how it was put away we are all staying together and he complained about how hot the oven made the house.

     Then he said to only use the microwave not the oven then he said he never said that . I am starting to see why his daughter. 

    4 Answers6 days ago
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    What does this mean?

    What does it mean when your best friend tells you that you’re important to them? 

    6 Answers1 week ago
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    Why isn't he telling me he has a gf?

    I got to know through mutual friends months ago that my 'close friend' has a gf (Eva). Even during a group convo, he mentioned her name so I privately asked who Eva was and he still doesn't tell me. (I'm 22f, he's 21m)

    4 Answers6 days ago
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    Was I wrong for this? ?

    So my friend texts me that she swallowed a lot of pills in a attempt to kill herself. I send the cops to her house but she got mad at me because they tried to take her child away. Was I wrong?? 

    16 Answers2 weeks ago
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