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Respect, the feeling of admiration, or the due regard to others feelings, wishes and rights

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How to approach a friend who is vague when trying to plan a meet up?

I have a friend and we talk frequently on WhatsApp. We have just got back in touch after a few years of losing touch. I remembered her to be quite unreliable but I have considered that after a few ...
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How to avoid division without being divisive yourself?

I’m in a situation where I believe cohesiveness would be both sensible and desirable, in a “house divided against itself cannot stand” sense. The other parties, however, don’t see this. This is partly ...
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How do I approach feeling unappreciated for taking care of my girlfriend's niece for two months?

Spurred by the quarantine, girlfriend[27] and I[29] hastily moved in after two months of dating back in June. Around our three-month mark, her 12-year-old niece was subjected to serious trauma from ...
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How to stop coworker from tuning me out

Issue One of my coworkers has a habit of "tuning me out" while I am talking. This involves completely ignoring me and working on something else. In Person This has happened before the ...
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How to ask someone to respect others' beliefs or please leave the forum

For context, I personally am religious and am a practicing Christian and I love learning about other belief systems. Because of this, I joined a forum on Disqus focused on open discussion of religion ...
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How to (politelly) tell a martial arts instructor that I am interested only in part of his curriculum?

I am increasingly under the impression that martial arts classes are really tough places when it comes to practicing Interpersonal Skills. I have failed miserably once and already more or less given ...
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How to tactfully tell a martial arts instructor that I was freaked out by his lack of action?

The other day I joined a martial art/combat sport class. Apart from the many positive aspects of the experience, there was unfortunately one thing that really freaked me out. When the sparring session ...
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How can I appear experienced when I actually have the experience, but look younger than I am?

I look younger than I am. Some might think that is beneficial, but I have never recognized any advantage, and felt hindered at several times: Aged 16, I helped my school to give tours to future ...
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Problem with the "thirst of power" of a colleague

I am working in a company, and I am having this type of problem: whenever we start a new project a colleague of mine always wants to be the leader of the project. He is now leading a very important ...
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How can I get my wife to be less spendthrift?

I am married for 15+ years and working at an Indian technology company. These days, layoffs have been so frequent in my industry; for instance at my company they happened twice in the last three ...
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Approach friends about getting un-invited last minute with terrible communication and rude behavior?

Last weekend, me and 4 friends (let's call them Alice, Bob, Cody and Danny) wanted to go to another friends place (which I don't know) to have some drinks. The friend, at which the gathering was, also ...
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How to avoid lack of respect due to perceived youth / lack of experience

Background I'm a woman of small build (1,60m) and have a rather high pitched voice. If asked to estimate my age, people guess me at least 5 years, usually 10 years younger. I am 31, so people guess ...
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How to kill off my DnD character, without upsetting the Dungeon Master who has invested time into creating his backstory?

For the past two years, I've been playing the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons with a single group of 5 friends. Up till now, we have played as the same characters, which grow as part ...
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What are the effects of using a verbal tic in informal speech?

I've been watching the Japanese version of Naruto a lot, recently, and the word "dattebayo" really stuck with me... Not necessarily a good thing, but I'm doing it pretty much unconsciously now. I've ...
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How to best approach sibling about showering and brushing teeth at an earlier time so as to not wake me up?

Context: My sibling (mid-20s) takes a shower and brushes their teeth late at night, normally between midnight and 1:30 AM). This usually wakes me up, because we are living in a "Jack and Jill&...
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How do I address my friends unrealistic expectations regarding friendships and conduct?

I have a long-time friend, whom I'm very close to. we usually openly discuss all sorts of topics (even very private ones). Lately I've observed that my friend tends to judge people and situations ...
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What is the smartest way to wave-off a compliment and not look arrogant

Sometimes, when you're least expecting it, you get complimented... That happened to me today... In my class, I was busy solving questions, when my teacher suddenly said "There's also some people in ...
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