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How can I tell my husband I need time for myself without work?

An important factor in any relationship is mutual appreciation. Not feeling like your partner values you or what you do to try and benefit both of you is extremely disheartening, and in my opinion ...
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I don't want to make a free website anymore. Also concerned person may have signed up for auto-renewing hosting

I am part of an association where we offer to make websites for free given certain conditions to people that aren't all very tech-savy. We have to manage our day work and several projects in parallel, ...
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How can I tell my husband I need time for myself without work?

I can 100% relate to the situation you've described. I'm also a programmer, work crazy long hours, and have a wife who wants to spend every waking minute that I'm not at work together. I love her to ...
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What are some possible ways to maintain multiple friendships/friendship circles?

TL;DR: Friendship levels are fluid. Social Penetration Theory and Social Exchange Theory describe different levels of friendship and how people determine these levels. What you need to do to maintain ...
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How can I tell my husband I need time for myself without work?

Recognizing that different cultures have different norms I'm going to be brave and say I recognize some jealousy here. I say brave because the problem with mentoring is our answers are only as good ...
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How can I tell my GF that her romantic gestures are a distraction and her attention she requires from me is more than I can give her?

I can relate to this a lot. I too have a significant other who wants more attention than I want to give, and he easily gets upset if I direct my attention elsewhere, even to something like work. We ...
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How to explain to person I'm making website for that she's responsible for hosting and domain costs etc?

I have been caught in this trap before. The best thing to do is use it as a learning experience for not offering free websites to friends if you don't have the time (really, never is my honest advice)....
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What type of support should I offer my partner who clearly hates his job?

You should definitely have a conversation about this. I have been this person who worked retail and grew to hate my job so much that I had to talk myself into going in each day, and my partner never ...
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What type of support should I offer my partner who clearly hates his job?

As someone who has a partner who used to be the main bread winner and lost his job, and struggled with that a lot, I'll offer my two cents (in contrast to the answer you got from Kat). I think there's ...
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How to explain to person I'm making website for that she's responsible for hosting and domain costs etc?

I got my start as a developer this exact same way, over a decade ago. As a freelancer, part of what you are learning is to be a professional. Keep in mind, your clients are likely not tech-savvy, or ...
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Help a coworker or friend reconsider their work/private life balance

Speak to them honestly, and with humility. You don't know their specific situations, you don't know a lot of the details of their lives, and you're willing to admit that you're unsure you are close ...
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How can I tell my husband I need time for myself without work?

A couple approaches that are perhaps more low-road than other answers. :-) Firstly, you are a professional developer. He is the tech-savvy one. These are waaay different things. (As a developer ...
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