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First question: You can't. Your mother, as you write "she globally thinks that all men are trash". That might be due to your father behaviour, that might be due to her experience after the divorce. Your partner could be an anecdotal evidence against her claim. But because he is divorcing his wife he can't. To already exsting claims aganst men he ...


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My dear Kat, I read through your entire story and I am sorry to say that in my experience there are times when children's values contrast so sharply and so severely with their parents' values that the differences cannot be bridged. I have been there myself, though with different issues. My parents are now deceased and I do not regret having taken a stand for ...


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While some may claim this is a matter of opinion, it is fairly well-documented that most western cultures generally consider it crass, or "tacky" to discuss their salary. Certainly, in my home country of the United Kingdom, I know this to be the case. This article from Business Insider discusses how other countries feel about it, and apparently ...


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If it is something that does not harm you and is not against the law, try to ignore it. I know that this is not easy sometimes, but my own experience (I live in Western Europe) is that you cannot argue with these people. People who throw their litter on the lawn, hit their dog and park their car where it must not be parked are mostly aggressive people who ...


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When talking with relatives with vastly different worldview I have found, that fact based discussion is almost impossible, because set of sources they consider trustworthy has little to no intersection with my trusted sources. What I do in this situation is to try to build empathy instead of engaging in discussion. For this I found stories and personal ...


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