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Sadly my girlfriend was neglected as a child so she really doesn't know how to show affection with children Sadly, I think you said it all, and have many clues to understand the problem. I know that answers need backup, but I can't disclose much on this one due to some people's privacy and intimacy. FWIW, having known some similar situation, it helped me ...


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I'm going to respond as a married guy. I don't claim to understand women, but I do claim to understand some behaviors that women find acceptable and some they don't. What you've done is really creepy and I'm going to challenge the premise in the strongest possible terms. You admitted stalking someone on the internet. Not only did that happen, the apology ...


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While it may indeed be seen as rather rude to keep insisting after having been brushed off a few times, I think you could improve your initial request to make the chances of getting an answer slightly bigger. Instead of just asking for the numbers, also explain your reason for asking before the actual question. In your case, the reason would be that you have ...


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This may have been uncomfortable and hard for your GF because of her childhood experiences. However, you may also be feeling under-appreciated, and taking it hard and very personally, possibly not feel sufficiently validated, because of the experiences in your childhood. I have two in-laws that had difficult childhoods. One is a bit more "cold" and ...


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... in an office environment or while talking to friends ... I think you have 2 very different settings and backgrounds here. I never had a problem with family, friends and acquaintances, but I had to train and train (and repeat) again when I had to talk to people in an office or giving a presentation. That's why I'll focus on the professional part. And ...


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My "theory" on eye contact comes from doing presentations and teaching classes. My first few attempts at such were pretty bad, where I was much in the same state as the OP, not knowing exactly how to proceed with eye contact. The thing to focus on is why we make eye contact. It gives us the non-verbal feedback, the visual cues. We've all had the ...


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Doing nothing I would say this is probably the best thing here, this way you make sure to avoid any possible bad outcomes, like starting a fight on the server or becoming angry at one another. I have some similar issues with friends of mine that they think they know everything and keep talking in a way that makes them look like a superior being, but after ...


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