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First things first: she doesn't need to be taught a lesson. She owes you nothing. She's minding her own business going to university, dating some people who are worthy of her and some who aren't, finding out who she is. You've built up a whole thing in your mind where you're going to marry her, so you're very invested in all this, but she knows nothing about ...


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Honesty is the best policy here. He's only going to feel like you're "blowing him off" if your refusals are without reason. If you think more offers are forthcoming, your next response should be something like: Yes! Or, if you can't, then: I'm sorry I keep turning down your invites, I really want to hang out but weekends are usually difficult for me. ...


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Edit: This is from experience of being a somewhat private person and living in a place where “what do you do?” is the common opener. If the other is an extrovert I just get them talking about themselves. If a fellow introvert, they usually won’t “fight” my direction of the topic. Answer to “What could hubby have done differently?” If the script is ...


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First, this might be a bit of a 'western' look on things, but: Stop thinking you need to teach her a lesson. She is not your property, she's not a dog, she is a human being with the same rights as you have. You have crush on her, good for her. But just because you have feeling for her, doesn't she automatically has feelings, or the obligation to have ...


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I feel I've had quite extensive experience of going to concerts and festivals. My first was 1992, my most recent was 2018, and that includes large festivals, medium-sized venues that hold a few thousand, and smaller, more intimate venues of perhaps 200 capacity. In my experience, I've observed that people go to concerts with different goals and expectations....


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There is a saying "if you have to ask, you can't afford it." This saying isn't true. A simple and honest approach would be I would love to have one of your works but they are so lovely, I suppose I can't afford them. How much would [a small piece, a simpler work, something like that one there] cost me? Note the deliberate wording of "cost me" not just "...


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I have some experience with concerts (mostly heavy-metal ones, but pretty sure it's the same for any genre). Well, you are quite wrong in your statement. Please consider the following types of concerts, and their (basic) characteristics: heavy-metal concerts rules of etiquette kept at a minimum; people unleash their (full?) internal potential and energies;...


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OP, please clarify your location. However, if you are talking about the USA or Germany, unfortunately it is. I would say it is common behavior when seating is not assigned. I’ve experienced this at various events, and so have my friends. This has happened at concerts and New Years festivities, both indoor and outdoor. It is also generally frowned upon, but ...


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Although your stated goal is to point-blank refuse to disclose the occupation, there is another goal stated in your background information: He exceedingly wants to reconnect — he has no friends except me! Your husband hopes to gain friends from the reunion - that is his real goal! Would it be fair to say that any solution to the goal stated in your ...


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