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Top new questions this week:

How can I ask for feedback from black people on the design of a black character when I'm a white guy?

I'm making a small indie game featuring a black main character, as I'm interested in representation in the medium of video games. I'm trying to do this as an ally, increasing representation and ...

conflict-aversion awkward-situations requests cross-culture respect  
asked by Reverend Speed 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to get friends/partner to stop texting me pointless pictures/videos

I have a handful of close friends, including my partner, who frequently text me with a completely random picture or video of something cute and/or funny that they found on the internet. For example, a ...

friends social-media texting  
asked by Slow loris 85 votes
answered by apaul 67 votes

What to do if you are accidentally following someone?

Imagine this: you're a male in their late twenties. It is dark and you're taking the shortest route to your home/car/llama. After sometime you realize that you have been following someone. To make it ...

conflict-aversion awkward-situations  
asked by Relix 282 votes
answered by anongoodnurse 214 votes

How to respond when a Doctor's Receptionist asks the reason for the appointment, after confirming appointment is made?

I have recently come across a situation that made me feel very uncomfortable, especially if it had been more of a personal issue. I contacted my doctor yesterday with pains in my hand/wrist as I didn'...

awkward-situations politeness united-kingdom professionalism  
asked by Clannagh 93 votes
answered by Summer 274 votes

How can I tactfully refuse to switch seats on flights?

On flights, seatmates (strangers near my seat) have asked me to swap my aisle seat (reserved in advance, sometimes paid for), usually to my disadvantage as their seat has some snag (dirtier, narrower, ...

conflict-aversion politeness saying-no strangers travelling  
asked by NNOX Apps 109 votes
answered by baldPrussian 196 votes

How can I politely ask my date to not use her phone unnecessarily during dinner, without ruining the night out?

When I am on a dinner date with a girl (generally in her early twenties), how can I politely tell her that I am annoyed and feel disrespected when she unnecessarily uses her phone to send text ...

united-states assertiveness  
asked by D.Hutchinson 99 votes
answered by Tom 73 votes

How to get spouse to empathetically listen to problems instead of offering solutions?

My spouse and I have a recurring problem. I will try to talk about my day, which may include a tough problem that has been frustrating me. Before I've even had a chance to explain what is going on, he ...

united-states conversations marriage  
asked by Kat 132 votes
answered by Cort Ammon 75 votes

What to do if I suspect my friend is stealing from me?

Let's name the suspected stealing friend, Mark. Value of missing items is around 20$. I have been told from my other friends that Mark has been known to be around when things go missing, with a ...

friends conversations conflicts friend-groups  
asked by LampPost 37 votes
answered by apaul 86 votes
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