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Too important to discuss

Some topics are too important to talk about. The most obvious in 2020 America would be being white talking about black lives matter. However, taboo topics extend well beyond title IX minorities; here ...
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I like this girl but she does not feel the same way about me but we work together, don't know what i should do? [closed]

There was a girl that started to work at my job i found her attractive and become her friend first then later on i told her i liked her, she never all she said was "oh that's nice" i later ...
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How to encourage my boyfriend to sleep in the same bed as me?

My boyfriend moved into my house with me about a year ago, and for about 9 months we were sleeping in the same bed (the master bedroom). There is a similarly-sized guest bedroom that also has a ...
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How to deal with my grandma and aunt's hurtful behavior towards my family? [closed]

I am an unmarried 22 year old girl in college. I have a mother, father and brother who is also doing his masters in college. We live in India and all stay together in a flat. I'm the youngest in my ...
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How do I make sure I don't get credited for other people's work?

At work I have a co-worker who frequently gives me credit for the accomplishments of my female colleague. I am acting primarily as a consultant on the project where as she and her team are the ones ...
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How do I encourage my literature penpal to share her opinions more?

My penpal and I have become great friends. We email about every three days, sometimes more, and in just a few months she's turned out to be one of the most positive relationships in my life. She's ...
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How to encourage girlfriend to apologize more?

My girlfriend and I have been together for a bit more than 2 years now. At this point, our relationship is stable and we feel good about each other's company. However, there's one thing that really ...
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Asking my coworker on a (semi) date during Covid times [closed]

There is a girl I work with who I really like. I have been an excellent coworker but have always been hesitant to speak with her about anything non work related throughout the two years. I am looking ...
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What is a good item for universal size reference? [closed]

Banana for scale If you've spent some time on the internet, there's a pretty good chance that you've heard these words at least once. Usually, in the context of a picture where the object is of an ...
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Dealing with older people who insist on doing everything themselves, refusing help and hoarding skills/knowledge

This is something I've noticed with older people, mainly men - the desire to do e.g. household or other maintenance-type tasks themselves, without explaining how to do it, even preferring that I'm not ...
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Is it appropriate to ask someone just met have they ever been somewhere? [closed]

Is it appropriate to ask someone just met have they ever been somewhere? Is it possible to embarrass them by asking that kind of questions in America. I went to Paris last summer. Have you ever been ...
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I suspect my wife is transgender. How can I talk best talk to them, and handle the possibilty if they are? [closed]

I've been with my wife for 10 years (married 2). I am a CIS male, and have suspected my partner (female sex, but agender) may be trans for a while now. They share a lot of similarities I've heard ...
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When hosting a gathering, how to decline to answer the question “who else is coming”?

I'm having a celebration soon. I invited some guests from different friends groups. Some are asking, "Who's coming?" I actually find this question a bit annoying because it's like their ...
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How to address a Chinese co-worker?

Question similar to How to address a Korean co-worker? When interacting in direct chat messages in English with co-workers (software developers like me) from Chinese offices ; is it rude to address ...
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How to address a Korean co-worker?

My current employer is a global software company with offices in several continents. The company tries to maintain a culture of conviviality. Our main communication medium is text chat in English ; ...
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How can I ask the neighbors to control their daughter's noise level?

My neighbour has a kid who shouts and cries continuously whole day and makes strange noises like barking, howling, bleating, and others. I really admire the energy of the girl, the endurance of her ...
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How to respond to a particular aspect of Indian culture?

In my line of work, I spend lots of time meeting people from various companies. Often, especially when the companies are tech companies, my counterpart will be Indian. One useful skill in working with ...
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Getting over ethnical deadlocks and mindset gridlocks [closed]

I usually dont think the ethnicity of a person matters. But when it comes to marriage and love, I really do think it matters. I am of ethnicity A, my ex is of ethnicity B and the reason I ended the ...
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How do I progress a newly formed friendship into a romantic relationship?

I am 27 and don't have any experience dating. My problem is that I have been totally an introvert for the past 10 years, especially with girls, so I don't have much experience when it comes to girls. ...
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How to politely deny service in barbershop from specific barber? [duplicate]

I'm really having hard time here. There are three barbers working there and there is no reservation possible. People go inside without an appointment. One of the barbers is really skilful however the ...
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Buying an expensive item from an acquaintance — making an offer

I want to buy an item from an acquaintance---we work in the same field roughly and have hung out a few times, I might refer to them as a friend loosely. The list price at a local shop is $1,050 pre-...
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How to get my younger brother to respect my boundaries

A year ago I finished my education and moved back in with my parents. My brother is 14, 10 years younger than me. He annoys me quite a bit and I'm having difficulties dealing with him and don't know ...
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How do I stop a person I am not interested in being friends with from contacting me?

There is a middle-aged Scandinavian educated chap (similar age) neighbour who befriended me (I am male too), even though I never wanted be anything more than neighbour or associate at best, but he is ...
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How to better understand the experience of transgender people? [closed]

I completely respect and support transgender rights from a rational perspective. I can see that it is something that 1) doesn't significantly affect other people so other people shouldn't be able to ...
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How to encourage a relative to follow their initial will to try therapy?

The elder sister of my boyfriend is in a situation I would not envy: being in her 50s, jobless and no qualification, married to someone she doesn't really love and controlling her finance tightly, ...
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How can I deal with a large age gap between me and coworkers?

How can one handle age discrepancy between a local clique and self? For background, this is well pre-COVID-19 situation, so it does not include the pandemic as a factor. Around two years ago, I worked ...
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How to deal with an absentee Ph.D. advisor and selfish fellow Ph.D. student [migrated]

I am a Ph.D. student in North America, I am three years into a four-year program. The relevant people in this story are my advisor (A), the other Ph.D. student in my group (B). A is a very well ...
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Why did my dad leave me for his new girlfriend? [closed]

I'm 13. Just two weeks ago, my mom and my adoptive father broke up. He's been in my life since I was 3, and we have similar interests and get along very well. We used to always hang out. We were like ...
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How can I ask my mother to give me privacy?

I'm a 19-year-old girl, who has a Facebook account. My mom respects my privacy most of the time, like she keeps out of my Instagram account, but always keeps logged in to my Facebook account. She ...
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What to do when my spouse has different political feelings than I do [duplicate]

My wife and I have been married for 6 years now - we live a fairly happy if fairly mundane life. I work a regular 9-5 job and she works from home. We own two cats and have no children. We connect ...
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How to open up a discussion with my parents about their funeral and last wishes?

My parents are in their 80s with degrading health. Visits to the hospital for various medical reasons have been increasing. I absolutely hate to admit this, but at some point, they might not come home ...
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Girlfriend has anger issues and I feel like I'm the problem. Is there a way to know who is truly in the wrong? [closed]

I met this girl online and we've been dating for almost a year now. But she has extreme anger issues and she tells me all the time how it'll be better for her and she'll calm down if I do what she ...
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Handling Christians' unpleasant feedback on non-Christian Beliefs? [closed]

A question was asked on the Buddhism stack that garnered a well written answer from the Buddhist point of view, comparing Jesus and Buddha to highlight similarities. However, I'm interested in a ...
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My mother will judge me all the time

My mother will judge me all the time. She screams at me saying something like "You are so old already; you should know by now that one has to do this thing in this way and not in that way". ...
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I have trouble making new friends

I take art classes non dedicated to school and there are a lot of other teens there but I have trouble making friends because everyone is doing their thing and I don't know when is the right time or ...
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How to avoid conflict when telling your SO that you are going to start searching for work in another country?

Context I've been in a relationship for the last two years, we are in our late 20's and during the last year we have had some talks about future, we have different views for the next five years, she ...
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How to get close to a old friend, who dosen't look that good now

I had a really good friend (let's call him X). We were the kind of friends which teachers would call inseparable. We went to the same school, the same private tuition and then hung out for some time. ...
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Why is it socially not acceptable to point at someone with your finger?

I am on the autism spectrum and I tend to point at things, including people. The other day, I was talking with a coworker about some tasks I needed them to do and, while I was talking, I was also ...
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How to get coworker to stop saying clearly offensive stories when I can hear

I have a coworker (call him Tim) who says disgusting things and tells disturbing stories. I'm trying to think of a non-confrontational way to get him to stop. Often times he's not talking to me, but I ...
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Relative emailed me demanding to know my political views because they disliked my wife's Facebook posts

This morning I received an email from a relative demanding that I state my political viewpoints on a hot-button topic in US politics because his political views are opposite from those that are being ...
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Conflicted on if, when & how to breakup after death of partner's family member?

We're in a LDR, he's 40 I'm 33. Main issuing being that Communication has been off for several months now. There have been serious network issues where calls don't even connect days on end (first time ...
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How to convince my parents to let me study biotechnology instead of MBBS? [closed]

From my childhood, I haven't had any dream of becoming something but my parents always wanted me to study and become a doctor and that's why they enrolled me in Neet Coaching (The National Eligibility ...
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How to respond to an obviously unfair offer in a high-stakes negotiation without offending the other side?

Background A relative of mine, whom I'll call Tania, owns the larger bedroom of a two-bedroom apartment in Moscow, Russia, while the other bedroom is owned by a guy completely unrelated to her, whom I'...
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How can I contact a long-lost friend I tracked down on the internet without being creepy?

Background About 15 years ago I used to frequent a particular online forum and had made many friends there. I still have contacts for most of these friends. One friend in particular though, despite ...
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How to Find a Long Distance Friend in Online world? [closed]

I am an introverted man and I am 30 years old. Because of my introversion & my country's culture, I never had a girlfriend; I have worked with women, I have been with girls in college; But I never ...
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Difficult situation when doing homework after pressure to do tasks over Corona-Lock-Down

Long story short: For online lessons (because of the corona lockdown) I had to put pressure on my son to do his school tasks. Now the circumstances have relaxed. But we are stuck in the "pressure ...
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How to politely ask a friend not to play online games with us?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of friends and I have started online gaming a lot more frequently as a social activity instead of the usual going to the bar / playing sports / pool ...
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How to convince family to accept my choice?

My family and I live in a big crowded city. My dad has a little house with a big garden out of city (about 15 km away). At weekends my parents and my sister and her husband go there and stay for a few ...
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How can I politely decline to guide a student?

I am a lecturer in a department in which undergraduate students have to do a final-year project guided (= supervised) by a faculty member. Faculty members do not have to guide students: those who do, ...
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Roommate started new job and using Skype a lot in common areas

A few months ago I moved into a new home. I share it with 2 other people. One of my roommates started a new job recently. She worked in the office the first week but told me she prefers to work from ...

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