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You have provided one possible explanation for Joe redirecting you and asking you what is "going good" during conversations: that he is trying to be your therapist and trying to fix you. If this is what he is doing, a gently funny reply like "Joe, I have a therapist already, thanks" might stop it. But consider that what Joe is actually ...


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Ask them questions As I see it, there are two potential ways you can increase your enjoyment of the conversation: Attempt to understand what this one person says Attempt to limit this one person's (negative?) impact on the overall discussion In your situation, I would start from the default assumption that this person maybe knows more than me or has done ...


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I suffer from bipolar disorder too. I have all my relatives very often worried by my past or present state, sometimes making comments behind my back (I hear my boyfriend tone down over the phone with my parents on line). One thing to consider in our particular case is that we are prone to overestimate our autonomy, our well-being, and are prone to be ...


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