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How to express sympathy to a very great friend whose father is dying very soon?

Right now I am confronted with a difficult situation where I want to ask for your empathetic recommendation. The father of one of my very best friends strongly suffers on cancer and is dying very soon ...
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what should i do when my friend feels insecure? [on hold]

I'm a jolly girl,who loves to talk a lot,making new friends is my hobby like.well with that skill i made awesome mates. Now the problem is I have a friend i mean Best friend for my life,I've known her ...
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Does spending one day a week working remotely with someone I'm interested in increase the likelihood of a romantic relationship in the long term? [on hold]

There's a girl I have a romantic interest in, but I'm all but certain she has a boyfriend. A couple months ago, I found that she works remotely on Fridays so I floated the idea of us both working at ...
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How do I determine my boss's position on transgender rights?

I am a transwoman. I am in the closet. I am starting to transition so staying in the closet long-term isn't an option. Before I come out of the closet I would like to gauge how I think people are ...
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How do I bring up with my parents that I'm transgender?

I want to come out to my parents that I'm transgender so I can start with my Hormone Replacement Therapy. I'm an adult, so I don't need their consent but then I would be sneaking it behind their backs ...
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Giving feedback to someone behaving impolitely

I live in an urban area where there are not enough parking spaces for all the apartments, so residents need to use street parking. Street parking space is scarce and coveted. There's a guy on our ...
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I am shy and unfriendly with people [on hold]

(these things most happen in my university) I am 19 years old guy. I am shy and in a group of people I feel uncomfortable and I dont talk. also I have very few friends and my friend told me I am cold ...
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How to make compatible different sets of values and principles in any kind of relationship? [on hold]

As I see it, values are not self-evident nor have an inherent valorization on themselves; they are always defined and based on a preexistent value. This is lead us to a point where we define a basic, ...
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What are the differences between Zie, Sie, Ey, Ve, Tey, E [on hold]

Stack Exchange have released a post about changing their policy and CoC on using personal pronouns. I am not familiar with all of the personal pronouns linked in an article that they cite on the ...
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How to make sure to get non-alcoholic beer at a bar? [on hold]

Sometimes I have to drive by car after going to a bar. Hence at these times I don't want to drink alcohol (even though driving after drinking a modest amount of alcohol is allowed where I live, I don'...
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Why am I not included? [on hold]

My friends are going to Disneyland with their online friend but I'm wasn't invited even though I have a pass and know a lot about their friend. There's three of them so why didn't they invite me to ...
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Asking my partner why they don't want me to pleasure them

Whenever we are intimate, my partner never lets me pleasure them. If I try to continue after I'm done, they just shoot me down with something like "it's OK," or "you don't need to,", or "don't worry ...
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How to talk to a potential stalker to find out why they're following me? [on hold]

I (23 y/o male) live in the UK, and I have a (32 y/o female) stalker who lives in New Zealand. She travels to the UK, finds my location, and then makes herself visible. She appears and then ...
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How to stop people from assuming I am female on the telephone?

Despite being male (both genetically and self-identified), I sound like, as a friend once stated, "an 8 year old girl". My voice is very high pitched and child-like due to brain cancer. This is ...
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How to clarify to a friend-now-co-worker that I want our relationship to be less extensive?

I have known Bob for some five years - followed a few courses together, then worked closely together on a few projects, and now we share an office but work on largely separate things. Because we are ...
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How do I get my boyfriend to remove pictures of his ex girlfriend hanging in his apartment?

Background Information: We have been together for 2.5 years. We do not live together, but visit each others apartments around 5 times a week. He is in his early 30s and I am in my mid 20s. We live in ...
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Are my grandparents being too relaxed about this situation? [closed]

If you have read my previous question regarding this topic then I have discovered that my paternal grandparents didn’t know that I existed. My grandparents allege that they have been in contact with ...
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What is denouncing wrong actions morally unacceptable? [closed]

I've been told several times that it is wrong to denounce people committing any wrong action. This appears to apply to smaller misbehaviors to even moderately serious crimes. There are even bad words ...
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How to help spouse improve her cooking, without making her feel overly criticized?

I'm at a loss here, I love my wife, she's a hard worker and a great support for me in basically everything. But when it comes to food I don't know what to do. I think she has the capacity to be just ...
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Someone new I share the bathroom with doesn't know how to use (western) toilets [closed]

Where I live someone new recently in. He is from India. I share a bathroom with him. He broke the toilet once before because he didn't know how to use it. He's gotten a lot better but I'm still ...
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Negative feedbacks and “Language smoother”

I don't know what is the "scientific" term for that but I noticed that, when people give negative feedback, they sometimes use "tricks" to make their words less harsh. For example, they will use ...
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How do express my condolences, when I couldn't show up at the funeral?

Two days ago, one of my old relatives passed away. His family lives 900km away and due to my job, I couldn't show up at funeral. Where I live it's important to show up. I've thought of calling his ...
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How can I tell a friend about a future trip without upsetting another friend, who wants me to hold the truth about it?

Soon, I'll be going on a trip for one weekend; "Friend B", who is planning this trip, wants to exclude "Friend A" who will likely ask me sometime during the trip what I'm up to. "Friend B" reiterated ...
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Ego issues in research group [closed]

As senior members of a research group, how to prevent ego clashes among junior members that might arise due to small differences in opinion.
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How to make a gift without seeming creepy?

This month I'm going to visit London, how Pokémon fans knows for a very limited time in London will open a Pokémon center and I'll be there in that period. I'm very happy for what was a lucky ...
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How to ask someone to be college apartment roommate? [duplicate]

I'm a freshman and looking to move into an apartment for next year because it's cheaper to do so. I met this girl who is pretty funny and likes to save money whenever she can. We met 2ish weeks ago ...
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How to repair my relationship with my sister?

My sister and I were best friends growing up. In the past couple of years, she has met, dated, and married a guy with mental health problems that affect their day to day life. My sister didn't know ...
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How to make my entourage understand that I'm not a technical support [duplicate]

I'm a 20 years old programmer and everyday comes with this person asking me for help to configure his iCloud, fix his printer, remove a virus, and other tasks like that. Yesterday my father comes ask ...
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Why are questions that involve langauge are shut down? [migrated]

I recently had a question regarding language shut down as it was off topic. How is it that language isn't part of inter-personal skills? Or is it more likely that the admin feared the response of an ...
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Seeking clarification on the use of “They/Them/Their” as a personal gender pronoun [closed]

We currently exist in a time of macro-evolution changes to our interpretation of gender and sex. The classical binary system of the Christian based Western cultures (and others) is being challenged ...
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What techniques are proven ways to fix an unbalance between levels of benevolence-based trust and integrity-based trust?

In my latest answer, I explained the concepts of benevolence-based trust and integrity-based trust: Intentions are more important than honesty for building benevolence-based trust. So, a pro-...
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How to deal with neighbor with vendetta [closed]

We've lived in our house for 11 years. The house to the south of us is a small rental bungalow while we live in a 3 bedroom obviously family home. Shortly after the newest renter moved in, we got a ...
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Family member got offended when my uncle gave her a compliment which she thinks is not ok to give to a young woman [closed]

So we have a groupchat on messenger which includes all family members (20 persons) now 1 girl posted a picture of a magazine in which her picture is. A lot of aunts said: "wow you look great!" etc. ...
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How to inform a friend about my will of ending the relationship?

I'm in my mid 20s and I've been friends for 20 years with this person with whom I practically grew up. We were in the same middle school, played together almost every single day after school, same ...
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Dealing with mom's split personality and her not remembering her behavior afterward? [closed]

I'm 26, female, and have moved back in with my parents in March after my relationship with my girlfriend didn't work out; she had to move to Los Angeles for work and the relationship had ended anyway (...
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How to greet Teachers and Staffs?

I am in the final year of my Engineering degree but still find greeting my teachers difficult. It happens whenever I am on my way to college, when I have to walk from the Hostel to Campus, which ...
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How to negotiate about drying clothes with someone from a culture who isn't used to it?

I live in a shared house. Recently someone from India moved in. Though we have an electric clothes dryer, some of my clothes are not suitable to put inside. For example, a few dress pants, swimsuit, ...
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Friend is using me to do her (home)work, how can I tell her I want this to stop?

I am a middle school student and I like to think I am a smart person. Typically people ask me to help them figure out problems; but there is one person I am having some trouble with. She sits next to ...
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How should I (and should I) inform my parents that I no longer believe that the religion I was brought up with is the truth? [closed]

I am 15, and have always been intelligent and an independent thinker. I am also quite introverted, and may have borderline Asperger's syndrome. I live with my parents, who are members of the local (...
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What techniques I can use in conversations with my schizophrenic friend?

I have a friend who I've known for over forty years. Early on in our friendship, my friend was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and has been on medication and psychiatric care ever since. There ...
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How to explain a failure caused by someone else without acting defensively or as a bad colleague?

I know there's a workplace forum, but I think I can get better answers here. I work on projects. I always have the main boss (let's call them A), who remains the same over time, but the project ...
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Convincing a Principal Investigator to listen to me about my data analysis

I'm a student in the UK about to start university this year, who's really interested in a particular area of physics. Last year I spent two weeks shadowing people in a laboratory, and I asked if I ...
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How to talk to coworker about loud outbursts

My desk at work is in a small room shared with two other coworkers, let's call them Alice and Bob. Alice is in general a loud and outspoken / opinionated person, but doesn't talk much to either of us ...
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How to ask a man to not take up more than one seat on public transport while avoiding conflict?

I live in a big city (in Paris, France) and take public transportation every day. I'm perceived as a woman and I will sometimes have to sit near people who spread out and take up more space than just ...
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How to handle my ex touching me against my wishes when he is visiting our daughter?

I left my daughter's father during the pregnancy because we were having many issues and things with him were not changing. It's been a year since I moved back to my mom's and left him, and my daughter ...
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How to handle a professor disrupting workspace peace? [closed]

So I'm currently an international (Latin) grad student at some US university and wanted to know how to improve my current work space situation. I share an office with another 2 Chinese grad students, ...
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Resolving conficts with customers as a waiter

I recently had an unpleasant experience with one of customers in a club where I work as a waiter on weekends (it's my weekend job to get some money as a student). So far, I haven't had any unpleasant ...
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What do you say between recruiter talks in an interview? [closed]

I've had many interviews for recruitment and the problem I have is that I don't really have an idea about what to say when someone explains about their country and about the company and then the ...
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How to convey to the people around me that I want to disengage myself from constant giving?

Once I’ve paid rent, bills, petrol, food, etc. I have a relatively small amount of money left over each month. I would get by just fine on this, if it wasn’t for spending the money on other people. A ...
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How to communicate better with my wife when she is in a bad mood and is slightly mean to me?

Long story short, I have depression/anxiety. Some days I’m in a low mood and am extra sensitive. My wife, like all of us, gets in her own moods, usually slightly aggravated, or snippy, or a little ...

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