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My co-workers keep calling me a robot, how can I resolve this?

There is a running joke in the office that I am a sophisticated humanoid-like robot, who has undergone thorough AI-learning to reach the state that I am now at. This originated when a co-worker ...
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How do I stop my co-worker sending me cat memes?

My coworker is very distracting and keeps sending me cat memes. He doesn't separate work from fun. He's an alright guy and I do find them funny and want to let him down gently. Anyone have any solid ...
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How to talk about what religious denomination you belong to without making the person uncomfortable?

I recently came into contact with some close relatives (my paternal grandparents) that I've never met and we've been talking on the phone and over email for a month or so. I sent them pictures of my ...
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Is there a polite/tactful way to ask someone to leave your house after they come round for dinner? [duplicate]

I sometimes have friends over for dinner. I am an introvert & after they've been here for about 2-3 hours I wish for them to leave so I can relax a little before bed alone. Is there a polite way I ...
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Can I remain friends if my online relationship has become an emotional affair? [on hold]

Why am I engaging in an online relationship when I'm married? I'm in a horrible predicament and I don't know what to do. I've been with my incredible Husband for 6 years. It truly is a beautiful love ...
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How long do i wait before assuming our plans won't go ahead? [on hold]

I messaged my friend April on Monday asking if she would like to meet on Friday. It is now Tuesday and she has not replied or read it. I understand people have busy lives but I need to know if she can ...
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How to dismiss intrusive questions from a colleague with whom I don't work?

I have a colleague of mine at work. He's just my peer, not my boss or a higher rank, I do not report to him in any way. When I'm late for work (for different, sometimes very personal reasons), he ...
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What does it mean when a girl touches her own earrings after complimenting them? [on hold]

I was at a restaurant with my parents and one of the waitresses came over and asked us what language we were speaking. We told her Spanish as we were speaking that language in the restaurant. She was ...
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How to ask a stranger on Facebook to talk to someone about getting in touch without sounding like a creepy stalker?

I found a long lost relative of mine on Facebook. He is my paternal uncle. I added him as a friend and sent a message a few months ago. My relative does not go on Facebook very often and has not yet ...
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How to let a job offerer/interviewer know that I am willing to negotiate my salary? [on hold]

When I was between jobs last time, on almost all of my interviews I had a hard time figuring out what my wanted pay is when they ask me. Since I needed a job fast i usually answered withing the reach ...
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How to deal with pressure from family members forcing you to do something stupid? [closed]

My wife and I recently bought a new house that isn't even set up yet. Apparently our next-door neighbor has offered to put a gas line into the house. My wife and parents insisted I discuss this with ...
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Pursuing someone for friendship rather than dating [closed]

I want to form a friendship with another person of the opposite gender, who has also reached out to me on a number of occasions. I am not interested in dating. What are the dos and don'ts of ...
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How to deal with a person who rejected you and work with on the same team?

There is this person that I like in my company. We've hanged out quite a lot of times with our co-workers. I told my co-workers that I like this person and this person knows about it because our co-...
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How can I communicate my issues with a potential date's pushy behavior?

I’ve been friends with this guy for over a year and currently am testing the idea of dating him. He expressed interest in me a long time ago but I didn’t feel any physical attraction towards him at ...
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How can I convince my ISP to unlock my account, without requiring me to verify identity at Canada Post? [closed]

My mom in Toronto had technical difficulties and called ISP. We forgot that the account was in my brother's name (Ivan) and that he provides her Internet. So she got all of the personal and security ...
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How to tell a friend I don't want his help with miniature painting?

I have a friend with which we share a hobby, miniature painting. We both purchase what we need and sometimes get together to paint for the sake of just hanging out. The miniatures I purchase suit a ...
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What does it mean when a girl stares at me for very long and (even when she understands that I noticed her) at a party? [closed]

I was at a party recently. I am a 23 year old Indian male. It was the marriage anniversary of one of my father's friend. In the party, I noticed a girl staring at me for very long time. I knew that ...
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Can I get my coworkers to consider using new techniques at work?

I work in a small team of 5 web developers. The team currently is used to using some poor and outdated coding and work practices that make development harder and inconvenient, and overall make our ...
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How do you politely respond to people who ask too many obvious questions?

I really like helping people and I don't mind helping others with work and assignments etc. However, there are a few people who will take it very far and I've come across this a few times. For ...
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1answer
390 views

How do I start a conversation with a friend I had a crush on in junior high?

Backstory: I met the person when I went to tuitions during my high school junior year. We didn't explicitly talk to each other as I was really shy but had some small talk here and there. As I didn't ...
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Team goes to lunch frequently, I do intermittent fasting but still want to socialize

I've joined a new team at work as of a few weeks ago. I'm getting along well with the people I've met and I enjoy their company. There is a fairly big going out to lunch culture on the team. Groups ...
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286 views

How to join an ongoing conversation without being rude?

I'm an introvert and sometimes when people are having conversations I usually tend to not engage. However, currently , I wanted to change my behavior, to be more social and engaging. And not to be ...
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1answer
910 views

How do I tell the bride that her comments are insensitive as a bridesmaid?

I'm a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding. We have known each other for 12 years and I have been friends with her and her sister. I was not born in the country we are currently in and I have a ...
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431 views

How to encourage spouse to speak up more when making decisions?

We have been living together for 4 years and had our first baby 3 months ago. My wife is a very good mother. I am a straightforward guy and I speak up as soon as there is something that I think is ...
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How to ask a noisy housemate to be quieter?

I've lived in an apartment with my two housemates for 10 months. One housemate is not very problematic. The other, however, has become very noisy within the past few months. Ever since summer has ...
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How to make clear to my boyfriend that I simply don't have anything to talk about

I've been in a gay relationship with my boyfriend for about 12 year so now. About a year ago we had a small fight about the fact that I am not talking to him anymore. At first I didn't even notice ...
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How to deal with people that are not able to confront you with Problems they have with you

In the last years I often find myself in situations where people tell me they got problems with other people and are going to remove them from their life if they don't change their attitude. The ...
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How to make a group of friends when in a completely residential Indian university hostel? [closed]

I am twenty-four and will be joining a completely residential Indian university for post-graduation. I generally don't fall apart while making a first friend in my school or college life. However, I ...
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How can I email a former schoolmate who starred in porn if she needs my help, without being creepy or spooking her?

21 y.o. alumna from my nephew's high school starred in some porn last year. He overheard some ladies talking at supermarket, and didn't believe them – until he watched them online to verify himself. ...
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How to avoid a lengthy conversation with someone from the neighborhood I don't share interests with

I'm here on behalf of my neighbor, who we'll call Betty. She is a 40 year old woman and she has some issues dealing with one of her neighbors, also a woman, but who is 20 years old. Let's call her ...
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Asking a coworker to chitchat somewhere else

Background I work in an open space and people there chitchat fairly often. I do it, my coworkers do it and everyone is fine with that (even if it can be a bit annoying IMO). Today, one of my ...
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Is it OK to delete old tweets about events that are no longer relevant? [closed]

Here's some context: the twitter account is owned by an organisation they post content infrequently some of the tweets are referencing an old event that is no longer relevant; people who go on the ...
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How do I interact with a person at a bare minimum level without seeming excessively rude?

How do I interact with a person at a bare minimum level without seeming excessively rude? Background: I had an incident a couple months ago where a friend of mine told me that a person Yanny from ...
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A coworker mumbles to herself when working. How can I ask her to stop?

My coworker, who sits right next to me, keeps mumbling to herself when she types or reads. It is a not-too loud, low-voice mumble that I can hear without understanding words. It really irritates me ...
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369 views

How to politely ask for verification delay?

I've worked in a market. Suddenly they stopped my work for verification purpose. They requested me to provide a student ID card. I've sent a scanned copy of my Student ID card for verification. One ...
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My girlfriend occasionally blocks me on social media

We have known each other for almost a year, and have been dating for more than 6 months. Most of the time it has been going really well; we like each other and enjoy each other's company. For most of ...
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How do I approach telling guests not to overstay their welcome?

I had a game night last night and two of my sister's friends came and played, one is male and 20, call him B, and the other is a female ~18 years old, call her L. When my husband was finishing his ...
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How can I jump into a fast-moving group conversation?

Recently I was invited to a casual games night at a coworker's place, and near the end of the evening there was a group of about 6 of us (a couple coworkers of mine, a couple friends of theirs, my ...
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Having been highly praised for my professionalism, am I expected to return the praise?

At work we have a tool, which you can use to send coworkers an appreciation, basically sending them a message that expresses what you appreciate and a text field to enter a message why you send this ...
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How do I respond to my doctor's message in which she mentions she's doing voluntary work? [closed]

I WhatsApp'd my British doctor to ask for an appointment, and she responded along the lines of Thank you for your message. I'm really happy to see you but I'm doing voluntary work in [country]. I'...
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How to tactfully ‘pull up’ sibling for neglecting parent?

My sister has had a lot on her plate recently and is a good person but can be lazy or a bit ignorant sometimes. Our mother is ill. Nothing deeply serious. But still ill. I informed my sister of this ...
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What is meaning of placing clenched hand on thigh and throwing elbow to one side while seated in a chair? [closed]

What is it's meaning? I sometimes do this subconsciously and at other times deliberately and I often do that when I'm alone (at the computer desk for instance) or when I'm talking with others while ...
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1answer
1k views

How to ask my manager for a part-time?

I'm currently working as a full-time QA engineer. I have been working here for a little less than a year. I'm on the autism spectrum with tiredness issues and working full time is just too much for me....
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How to deal with unreasonable neighbours whose landlord doesn't care? [closed]

We own our own house in a nice quiet residential area, about 100 houses, mostly young families, about 60% owner-occupier. There is no assigned parking, but the management company agreement we all ...
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1answer
960 views

How to deal with new awkward sport partner without hurting his feelings?

I recently posted on a facebook page to find a partner to practice my favorite sport. Nothing romantic, I already have a boyfriend, I just want to practice my sport. Some guy (random stranger) agreed ...
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7k views

How can I indicate that what I'm saying is not sarcastic online?

This question is the exact opposite of How do I indicate sarcasm/irony online?. Sometimes some of our words that are meant to be understood literally look like sarcastic. When we are indicating that ...
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3answers
865 views

How can I talk about positive circumstances in my life without hurting coworkers who are in the opposite situation?

Several times in the past, I've had a bit of good news which I'd like to share at work (or at least not actively hide). The issue is that often, a colleague is struggling in the same domain. I know ...
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3answers
1k views

How to manage healthy relationship with traditional parents who do not like your partner?

I am from India, living in Germany for a long time now. I have liberal views, and most of my ideas align with the political left, here, in Europe. My parents, though, are from a traditional Indian ...
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1answer
877 views

How to start a friendship with a girl I have a crush on and rejected me, when we had a big fight and stopped talking

I have a crush on a girl. We've had a big argument recently. It was her birthday a couple days ago, so I wished her a “Happy Birthday!”. She thanked me and I started to talk to her, stuff as “Cool, ...
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1answer
678 views

How to counter/explain wife's double standards and avoid negativity [closed]

I have been married for almost 5 years. My wife and I have a son who just turned 3. At the beginning of our relationship things seem to be really on track but since our son arrived, i've been battling ...

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