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Are you married to someone Ask MetaFilter told you to dump?

There is a lot of DTMFA in Ask posts. Often, there's a lot of DTMFA in response to questions which involve a romantic relationship, but where the question is of the form "Who's right?" or "Where should we live?" or "Should we buy or rent?" but not "Should I D this MF?" I was just wondering: are there a lot of members who are now in marriages or other more-or-less permanent relationships with partners who've been the subject of dump-urging pileons in Ask? Or did all of you actually D the MFs as instructed?
posted by escabeche on Apr 15, 2015 - 118 comments


Dear Metafilter, No, the answer to every relationship question is not DTMFA. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Feb 8, 2012 - 118 comments

We need to talk.

This just might be the best AskMe troll I've ever seen. [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Nov 13, 2011 - 37 comments


I posted anonymously to ask me and the advice and help offered, though some of it was very harsh, strengthened me to get out of a bad relationship. I read through the post over and over again when I start to weaken and it empowers me to stay strong. Your advice agreed with the advice of all my real world friends, but they were getting tired of reiterating it. Having the thread to re-read is powerful support. Thank you everybody! I'm in a safer, healthier place today than I would be without the support of many strangers on the internet.
posted by palegirl on Jul 26, 2011 - 33 comments

Has there ever been a relationship thread that didn't overwhelmingly swing "DTMFA?"

Has there ever been a relationships thread on Ask Metafilter where the overwhelming response from the crowd WASN'T to DTMFA? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Oct 10, 2010 - 78 comments

Give Pete a Chance

DTMFA?! How about Calm The Hell Down? [more inside]
posted by mondaygreens on Jul 1, 2010 - 260 comments

Best of DTMFA?

May I please have your recommendation for the best, healthiest and most helpful of Ask.MetaFilter DTMFA relationship questions? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on May 2, 2010 - 19 comments


Dual-Tone Multifrequency Aardvark? Delirium Tremens Master of Fine Arts? [more inside]
posted by oats on Oct 7, 2007 - 58 comments

Metafilter got pegged?

Is this who I think it is?
posted by YoBananaBoy on Apr 14, 2007 - 116 comments

Divorce too often recommended as solution

This sort of thing irks the hell out of me. When I asked for advice on getting my picky wife to eat well while pregnant, I also got advice like this ("my question in your circumstances would be about divorce lawyers"). I've seen a number of others like this too over the last year(s), advocating divorce or 'dumping' for any sort of relationship issue. Can we get a smackdown on these idiotic AskMe answers?
posted by Kickstart70 on Sep 9, 2006 - 62 comments

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