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How do we deal with the fact our daughter will never marry or have children?

We are a couple, 36/M, and 38/F, with a 13-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with dementia on Saturday. We're from Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. Over the past few weeks she'd been ...
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How do you tell your superior that you have a problem with another coworker?

Background I'm a woman, 23 years old and a freshly hired Q&A ingenior (2 weeks). I was asked to do some task (implement automatic test on Jenkins). I ran into a problem and needed the help of ...
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1answer
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How to gracefully ask HOA residents about their experiences?

I am currently looking for a condominium and would like to ask the residents within the HOA (Home Owner Association) building about their experiences with said HOA. This most likely involves knocking ...
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1answer
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How to ask the parent of a child I tutor to be less hands on during our lessons?

I have been tutoring French for a very long time, this is the first time I have had a parent who sits at the table with me and their child. During the entire lesson they are interrupting by trying to ...
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How can I tell my friend to take her medication?

I have a friend who takes medication for anxiety and depression. When she forgets to take her medication she has very specific behaviors, some of which include tantrums, panic attacks, and ...
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2answers
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How to get hosts to split invitations to parties between ex-partners

My Ex and I recently broke up. There are a lot of very negative feelings on my side due to things that happened during the relationship and after the breakup. It is still hard for me to be in her ...
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1answer
111 views

How to explain that I rather do something else than go to a social event?

I hate all forms of social gatherings (Parties, Weddings/Receptions, etc). A perfect day for me would be to avoid all human contact (unless it's absolutely necessary, for example, your life is in ...
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How to deal when I Betray by online shopping? [on hold]

I did online shopping from a well known website. I bought one shirt. I did not received that shirt with original code which i requested for , but a fake code. How can i deal with them .
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How should I react: Pay my part of the fee or not? [on hold]

Background I am living in a country where we have to pay a monthly fee for television and radio usage. Even if we do not own such devices, every apartment has to pay that monthly fee. The amount is ...
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How to reply politely to someone asking too many vague questions?

I have a roommate who asks a lot of questions. Most of them are on topics that are more a matter of opinion, such as religion and politics. He is from Columbia and lots of things are new to him, but I ...
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1answer
280 views

How to finish a date gracefully?

I'm totally clueless in this type of situations. You meet someone for what is implied a date. After talking to him for an hour or two, you discover you really don't have much in common. Nothing ...
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I want to ask what happens first? self disclosure or trust? [on hold]

I just can't till figure it out what happens first? do we need trust in order to disclosure ourselves?or do we need disclosure in order to build trust?
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How can I politely avoid answering when an unknown person asking about my activities [on hold]

It often happens in buses, or in market or other places when I sit in public places, the people asking about what are my activities now a days or asking about my family. I feel uncomfortable while ...
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How to deal with family events when girlfriend does not get on with mother? [on hold]

Christmas is a very stressful time when there is family disfunctionality. I have not been replying to emails for a while due to input overload. My girlfriend Barbara got my emails and showed one from ...
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2answers
117 views

Difficult friend refuses to compromise regarding social outings [on hold]

I have a pair of friends who I like to hang out with a great deal. We like to go out once a week. However, one of these friends refuses to go to any bar more than a few miles from his house. I end up ...
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4answers
255 views

How do I use body language to indicate that I am thinking?

My Problem When people give me large amounts of information, I will take plenty of time to process it before giving a response. The amount of time I take usually ranges from 30 seconds to a few ...
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Male-male dominance/status challenge [migrated]

'The antler dance', 'locking horns', 'butting heads': I don't think these are exactly the right way to describe what I'm thinking of. What is it called when two men, both fairly dominant in their ...
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3answers
521 views

How to politely tell my girlfriend that I want to live on my own for some time

Background I am 24 and my girlfriend is 25, we have been dating for 4 years now. She is from a smaller town, moved to the city for study about 6 years ago, I've been living here for my whole life. ...
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3answers
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How do I get my flat mate to clean up after herself?

I can't live with this situation any more. Every Morning I enter the kitchen there is a huge mess. Dirty pots, plates and food leftovers. I am really not that fussy but I appreciate a general ...
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6answers
522 views

How to Address My Weight in Conversations With Friends

I am a 38 y/o female and I am overweight (5'3", 210 lbs). I occasionally make remarks about my weight in conversations with friends. I don't do it in a self-deprecating way; I just mention it as a ...
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My partner is getting tired because of recurring problems that I don’t address [on hold]

My partner was my girlfriend. We broke up and we are still together. Live in the same room, eats at the same time and still does things together. We also work together now for 3 years. We are ...
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2answers
279 views

how to say no to a recurring request from my managers and team members [on hold]

So I've been living in another country for 10 years, and I've been working with a client for about 2 years, and about 6 months ago I made a mistake, I agreed to prepare a drink from my home country ...
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2answers
774 views

How do I give money for the tickets to the girl that I'm seeing?

I've been out with this girl a couple of times already, we're going out again soon and once more after that to a concert. I couldn't buy the tickets online, so she did. I've been brought up in a way ...
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6answers
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How to communicate your availability to relocate without sounding as a stalker?

I've recently met a person I am strongly attracted to. They rejected the idea of a date because "at the moment [they're] not emotionally available", since they recently came out of a long term ...
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How should I stop a person if he is smoking at a public place? [on hold]

I usually observed that there are many persons who doesn't give any attention to the restrictions by authorities of smoking at public places. I want to know how can I ask them to stop smoking at ...
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Help a coworker or friend reconsider their work/private life balance

Context I work in IT services companies and I've seen several colleagues and/or friends of mine that are in power positions (project leader, tech expert...) take on too many responsibilities, with ...
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1answer
194 views

By what ways can I seek attention of my friends to explore business oppotunities? [on hold]

We are 4 close friends and all are well settled and prosper. I am initiating business proposals among us but the problem is none of them takes the conversation seriously. However, they all say that ...
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2answers
288 views

How do I get my landlord to show some consideration without souring our relationship?

I've been living at my current address for just under 3 months. I'm not renewing the lease for another year after this one is up, so my landlord has just started to take viewings for the property. So ...
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203 views

How do I convince a girl for group studying? [closed]

How do I convince a girl who happens to be my batch-mate for group studying? She happens to be a complete stranger to me, and I would like to group study with her because she is sincere. How do I ...
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2answers
632 views

How to say NO to a family member request about taking care of her child?

Background I have this family member, my cousin, who lives 30 minutes ride away from me. She has a full-time job and her mother takes care of her 6-year-old child during the day, while she is at work....
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2answers
377 views

How to salvage a potential relationship and find out what went wrong? [closed]

I've been dating a girl for a few weeks now and it seemed like she really liked me. We always have a lot of fun together and in the last few weeks we have cuddled at her house, as well as my house. ...
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Using a single Social Media Personality to communicate with multiple audiences [closed]

Not sure if this is exactly the place to post this, but it was suggested from a previous site I asked on. So I'm a blogger and amateur photographer with a number of varied interests, one of which is ...
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3answers
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Can my sense of common courtesy be considered sexism? [closed]

I usually go to work by bus and usually don't care if people enter before I do (unless I'm on a rush), so I just step aside and let people pass. Sometimes there's a lot of people, sometimes just 1 or ...
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7answers
653 views

How to not be “this annoying nitpicking Quality Engineer”?

I am a 23 years old woman who was hired 2 weeks ago. As a Q&A engineer, I have to ask developers to change the way they are coding in order to improve the code`s quality, maintainability and ...
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How to manage the tension caused by conflicts between two of my superiors?

So, this morning when I got to work, I found my two superiors (a project manager and a manager) arguing about some models. I did not see the beginning of the dispute so I can not say what exactly it ...
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Introverted Person Dealing with an Extroverted Friend [closed]

I am an introverted person, with a somewhat antisocial personality. My best friend, on the other hand, is much more extroverted than me and likes to hang out with other people. Frequently, when we eat ...
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1answer
220 views

How can I ask for money return from friends without sounding selfish? [duplicate]

My 2 close friends borrowed a handsome amount from me without mentioning any deadline and that time I've had enough so I gave the amount, it's been 5 months when I gave the amount but now I need my ...
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2answers
399 views

How to ask my neighbor who joined my sport club to play with other beginners?

I have been playing badminton doubles in a club for 2 years. I always play a good game and give a tough time to the players who were playing against me. In total we are 15 players in the club. We all ...
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1answer
295 views

How to convince co-home-owners to consult me on significant changes/purchases?

I live in the US and my wife and I share a house with my in-laws (and young daughter). We bought the house just over a year ago and myself, my wife and my in-laws are all co-owners. My wife and her ...
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3answers
471 views

Rude behavior in canteen

In our work place there are around 1100 employees. Majority of them collectively gather in factory canteen during break and take their lunch.This canteen consists of a big hall with hundreds of ...
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1answer
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Suggestions for “how to approach a person who try to debate without facts and figures.?” [closed]

We few people had a debate on a topic and we were putting our opinions/views but 1 person whose basics are even not clear without any figures trying to prove his words among us. How can we approach ...
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2answers
471 views

How to ask a host to fix something, they consider due to their lacking knowledge, not flawed?

I am living for 2 months now in a pension and will probably stay there for 3~4 more months. The host provides WLAN. Sadly the WLAN is blocking some websites and a vast amount of ports required for ...
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How can I point out errors to a teammate in a group project without being the “bad guy”?

I am working in a university coding project of 8 people. We're working on gitlab and every time someone does a merge request, at least 3 people need to look over the code and upvote the request, if ...
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1answer
757 views

How can I ask to continue a friendship after we accidentally took it to a romantic level?

Backstory I'm going through a difficult separation from my alcohol-abusing abusive wife and I've got custody of the children. Through the Q&A forum I met a woman who is in a similar situation, ...
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472 views

How to tell my mother the way she acts when upset or tired is unacceptable

My mother is a very busy person, which leads to her becoming stressed out and tired. Unfortunately, the way she deals with it is by lashing out at me and my siblings in unfair ways. For example, she ...
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Is it rude to pay someone for a gift you received? [closed]

If I receive a gift from a friend, with a value of around $60. Is it rude if I then insist on paying them back the $60?
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How do I get my friends to understand that I won't be social ALL the time and tolerate their scoff when I say 'I'm studying'

For a few months, I've been going out to wherever they've called. Spent money on food outside, had drinks with these folks. I have my exams coming up. Every time I get a text saying 'Hey, what's up! ...
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How to keep/make peace between others? [closed]

I am close to person A. I have a neutral relationship with person B. A and B don't like each other. On scale from 0:Hate<---->10:BFF let's say their relationship is a 3. Each has some ...
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3answers
883 views

How can I inform a foreign colleague that the private conversation in their native language is not so?

I enjoy learning languages and in the past few years, have been learning Spanish. A work colleague, who is either new or I have only just noticed him, calls (presumably) his partner during his lunch ...
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2answers
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How to convince girlfriend to not cycle to work? [closed]

My girlfriend and I have recently moved to London and she wants to get a bicycle. Her reason is more along the lines of personal freedom that you get with a bike. It is (very pointedly) not about the ...

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