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How to reapproach a girl that I liked when last conversation did not end well?

Today I talked to this girl that I liked for the 3rd time (the previous conversation ended fast and awkwardly). The conversation was going quite well (she likes dark chocolate!) until some of my idiot ...
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How to start a conversation with an introvert/nerdy classmate?

About me I am a 16-year-old introverted boy and rarely talk to girls (if ever). I like math, awkward in any conversation 90% of the time, am Asian, not very good-looking. Story I go to the school ...
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How do I insist my wife gets rid of her recently bought pet spider, given that I'm arachnophobic?

The title summarizes the issue quite well: I'm arachnophobic and my wife wants a pet spider. She knows I'm terrified by all kinds of bugs, and she wants to buy it anyway. I know phobias are not good.....
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How to tell my uncle I don’t want to see his turtles at his turtle farm?

My uncle and I have a good relationship. He, unfortunately, lives in Colorado while I live in another state also in the U.S. Due to the distance, I don’t get to visit him very often, so when I get the ...
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How can I help my Significant Other to overcome his fear particularly when I don't understand it?

Everything is in the title but in case it matters here is some context: I don't fear things (spiders or snakes or blood or needles or whatever) and I don't really understand how/why people are afraid ...
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How to have a talk with a coworker I'm scared of?

First off: I tagged this as Asperger since having Asperger's makes me have trouble understanding others' motivations, thoughts, and interests, as long as they differ from mine. That means, to ...