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While you live in India, if what this article about parent-child relationships in India states about parents not wanting to stop treating their kids as kids, even when they're 20 or 30 years old, is true, I think my advice could suit the cultural context, even though I'm Dutch. I'm a Dutch adult still living with my parents, and while I'm not perfect at ...


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This is going to be hard, especially if it really is dementia. The lashing out and aggressiveness are then likely symptoms of it, and if they have been going on for a couple of years already, this might mean your friend is already gone. A relative of mine has dementia, and there's nothing left. You can pretend to be the nicest person in the world, all you'll ...


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I agree with Astralbee's approach for a long-term solution. If for some reason you need a short term solution, where you need to break into the conversation before getting to know the group, then I've found a useful technique to be asking a question. I do so immediately after a topic I'm uninformed on comes up. A paraphrased real-life example: Alice: I ...


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Some people find talking in social situations much easier and can seemingly break into a group straight away, but that isn't always a good thing. Most social groups build up gradually and organically over time, and people don't instantly break into them as easily as you might think. When you see someone loudly and confidently breaking into a new social group,...


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As an intro, I am a person too that has a very not-happy facial expression and I know your situation, being asked how you are due to this expression. Since I started to watch other peoples' expressions, I learned this is very common. Almost nobody walks along smiling or laughing, so why should I? Are others being asked that too? How to let people know I am ...


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If some people inquire your state it's probably because they see you isolated and offer a conversation if you would like. So the exercise is similar to saying a polite "no" to a stranger. They offer a conversation that you decline. In order to decline something the most polite way I usually don't have to make the negotiation go at length, but just ...


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I have had relationships with people that want to avoid confrontation and I have had relationship where I wanted to avoid it myself. I think it's important to understand that as a couple you will disagree about some things and the way you solve disagreement, is one of the key points on how long your relationship is going to last. Your girlfriend avoids ...


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