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I have a feeling you’re always going to run into something that you’ve heard before and you’re always going to hear something from someone that you’ve heard before or that they’ve said before. I think the secret here is simply engaging. You might continue the dialogue because that’s what this is, by saying I wonder what would happen if… To confess that you ...


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It's completely normal, that your housemates want to talk to you and you shouldn't make yourself a stranger. Someone preparing food sounds like a very legitimate time to start a chat with a person who shares the same house with one. You should keep that conversation short and friendly. You have no obligation to 'carry the chit-chat on until you reach the pub'...


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Nobody likes to be rejected by their friends, but just about everybody wants to help their friends. I've found that by phrasing the need for time as a FAVOR that they can do for you, to be an effective and inoffensive way to get my space/time. Some examples: Jeff, I really want to continue this conversation about X, but right now, I'm running out of time ...


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