Anna Goldfarb

Make It Stop: “I’ve Lost All My Ambition”

"Where do I start to regain ambition? How do I make the apathy stop?"…
By: Anna Goldfarb / March 27, 2015

Make It Stop: “Smoking Is A Dealbreaker, But My Boyfriend Can’t Seem To Quit”

He's been promising to quit cigs since they started dating, but even now that they're talking marriage, his gross habit persists.
By: Anna Goldfarb / March 20, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Downright Refuses To Ever Dance With Me!”

She's a professionally trained dancer who loves to cut a rug, but her boyfriend is content to plant his butt in a chair and never move his feet. Is there anything that can be done?
By: Anna Goldfarb / March 13, 2015

Make It Stop: “My BFF Eloped Without Telling Me And I’m Really Hurt”

Sure, she didn't tell anyone, but couldn't she have at least had the courtesy to tell her best friend?!
By: Anna Goldfarb / March 6, 2015

Make It Stop: “Everyone Flaked On The Surprise Party I Threw, And I’m Pissed”

Let this be an example of why Facebook invitations SUCK.
By: Anna Goldfarb / February 27, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Sister Totally Ignores Me On Social Media”

Just toss me a like! Is that so hard?
By: Anna Goldfarb / February 20, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Ex Won’t Stop Liking Every Thing I Post On Social Media”

My ex, who I’ll call Tom, favorites all my posts, tweets, and Instagrams and it’s driving me crazy! I don’t know if he’s doing it to get my attention or what. I told him we could be friends when we broke up six months ago, but I didn’t mean, “Feel free to inundate my social…
By: Anna Goldfarb / February 13, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Keeps Sabotaging My Diet!”

I’m trying to lose weight, but my boyfriend, who I’ll call Joey, keeps sabotaging me. Like, if I want a side salad, he’ll talk me into ordering the French fries as a reward because I’ve been so good with my diet all week. Or he’ll stock his freezer full of ice cream knowing full well…
By: Anna Goldfarb / February 6, 2015

Make It Stop: “My (Taken) Guy Friend Keeps Hinting We Should Hook Up”

I’ve gotten myself into a miserable situation with a good friend, who I’ll call Dave. We’ve known each other since we were kids and as we've gotten older, we’ve become close. I’ve always felt there was something more to us, but was never really sure, so I chalked it up to being bored with the…
By: Anna Goldfarb / January 30, 2015

Make It Stop: “I’m Broke & Can’t Afford To Go Out With My Friends”

As a result of chronic underemployment, I’m poorer than most of my friends. The problem is that they always invite me to go to expensive restaurants and happy hours at trendy spots. Just one of those happy hour hangouts costs as much I’d spend on grocery shopping for the week. It’s nice that they want…
By: Anna Goldfarb / January 23, 2015

Make It Stop: “I Can’t Stop Being Jealous Of My Boyfriend’s Ex”

My boyfriend, Sven (not his real name), and I have been together for about seven months. And while he’s incredible, there's just one thing that makes me uncomfortable. My BF is very close with his ex-girlfriend Veronica (not her real name either). They hang out with each other one-on-one, share a circle of friends and commo…
By: Anna Goldfarb / January 16, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Sister’s Boyfriend Moved In With Us And It’s Ruining Our Relationship”

I read Jessica Wakeman’s piece, "True Story: Married…With A Roommate," and I totally related to it. Except in my case, I’m the roommate who lives with a couple and it's not my best friend who’s shacking up with a dude, it's my younger sister letting her deadbeat boyfriend stay at the apartment we…
By: Anna Goldfarb / January 9, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Twin Brother & I Took Separate Paths In Life — But He Still Resents Me For It”

Make It Stop is a weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least…
By: Anna Goldfarb / January 6, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Dude Is Having A Rough Time And I Want To Encourage Him — But Without Sounding Like His Mommy”

The dude in my life is going through a rough time -- career-wise, financially, etc. -- and I think it's starting to impact his sense of, like, manliness. I'm a super nurturing person and I really want to encourage him to keep at it and basically tell him I'm proud of him, but I know…
By: Anna Goldfarb / December 26, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Friends Are Always Late And I Am Over It”

I have a few friends who cannot make it anywhere on time. We're all busy and yet, I still manage to make it to places on time. What can I do to make them show up? As someone who was awarded the “most punctual” award in eighth grade, I totally feel your pain. I’m of the…
By: Anna Goldfarb / December 19, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Best Friend Won’t STFU About Her New Boyfriend”

My best friend is in a new relationship. I’m really happy for her, but it seems like she ONLY wants to gab about this new fella, who I’ll call Louis. We talk about Louis for—I’m not kidding—hours on end. She doesn’t even ask about how my day’s going, she just talks endlessly about this guy:…
By: Anna Goldfarb / December 12, 2014

Make It Stop: “I’ve Never Had A Boyfriend & I’m Rarely Attracted To Anyone”

I'm 28, and have never have a boyfriend, and I do not find attraction in other people. I won't say that I *can't* find attraction in people, because there have been a handful of guys that I've fallen head-over-heels for, but of course, those endeavors have never amounted to anything. I get crushes maybe once…
By: Anna Goldfarb / December 5, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Classmate Copies All Of My Work And Invades My Personal Space!”

I recently returned to school and I am enrolled in an intensive program. I genuinely enjoy working with the other students, except for this one woman I’ll call Lucy. I was nice to her on the first day because she seemed lost. However, she seems to have some sort of learning disability or other mental issue…
By: Anna Goldfarb / November 28, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Friends’ Social Media Updates Are Making Me Depressed”

I feel like a bad friend. My friends seem so successful and I feel like I’m stalling. All I see are updates about marriages, babies, pregnancies, I feel like I can’t keep up. How do I not feel so terrible about it? Social media is a tool, not a reflection of real life. Like airbrushed…
By: Anna Goldfarb / November 21, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care About Spending Birthdays Or Holidays Together!”

I moved into my boyfriend’s place before we were dating as a stepping stone while I transferred my life from west coast to east coast. Having lived together before we started dating and still living together, our relationship is at an escalated pace, which makes it confusing for me. His birthday is coming up right…
By: Anna Goldfarb / November 14, 2014

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