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I completely understand what you are talking about, I also need breaks between social interactions. In the past I have isolated myself when I felt I needed a break, not answering the phone or door until I felt I could handle being socially interactive again. Then people who cared about me confronted me about my behavior and how it made them feel. I then ...


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What you are wanting to enter into is called a Polyamorous Relationship, where you have multiple relationships of varying degrees with more than one person. Some people are happy with only having one partner, while some individuals, myself included, feel as though they need/want multiple partners to feel fulfilled. Since you've made a commitment to just one ...


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My way of handling situations similar to this is to excuse myself from the conversation saying something like: This really isn't a topic I feel like discussing right now, can we get back to [insert previous topic]? This is usually enough with my friend group to softly burst the story tellers bubble a bit so to speak, this gives others a chance to ...


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Signs of shame Not showing 'shame' is easier if you first understand how shame, and feeling ashamed, is usually communicated. This image shows a typical (but maybe somewhat exaggerated for educational purposes) example of body language usually associated with shame. Wikipedia says about the identification of shame: Nineteenth-century scientist Charles ...


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I have been in this situation and situations very similar to this one before, this is how I handle this. Usually when this happens (with friends or very good friends) either me or another of the people in the group will try to divert the conversation. You and others did this, but it did not work. If this still fails after, let's say three tries, then ...


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I'll try answering this question (my first attempt at this site). I transitioned years ago, and received messages from unexpected people reaching out. To use her correct name, or not? Surely it's clear that deliberate deadnaming is not a good idea. From my point of view, if someone uses my name and pronouns, I automatically feel significantly more at ...


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There are a couple of ways that are traditional in the United States for letting the community know of someone’s passing and any potential ceremonies. They are: Obituaries. These are listings in a local newspaper, and usually contain ceremonial information for public attendees, if applicable. Usually these are submitted by a funeral manager, but can be ...


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I have always found a great way of passively approaching shy people (or really approaching any kind of person not activly looking for social interactions) is to get involved in something that they have an interest in and then letting them know indirectly that you also share in that interest to open up a conversation. For instance: I am a moderate anime and ...


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