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How can I reach a compromise with my girlfriend on sleeping hours?
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17 votes

There's nothing to compromise, both of you have to accept that everyone has a different body clock (For example,in my case,my husband sleeps around 10 in the night and I toss and turn till 12). You ...

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Greeting others as someone with clammy hands
14 votes

I have this problem. Everyone sitting around me knows this because it's really bad - I sometimes need to wipe my keyboard when using it for a long time. I always, always wipe my hands before shaking,...

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How can I let my girlfriend know that her insults are hurting my feelings and ask her to stop?
12 votes

"In a relationship she should be able to tell me what she thinks" - this is true. But you should also be able to tell her what you think which is "she was insulting and mean". Have a direct talk ...

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How do I deal with people trying to convince me to wear makeup?
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In my country, it's quite common for women to go out without makeup unless there's a party,wedding or some special occasion. In spite of that,I always have people questioning me why I don't wear ...

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Dealing with colleagues who think single women as being always available
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7 votes

You should confront them the next time this happens. You can either address the problem in a joking tone as the previous answer mentioned or you can be really serious and ask if they didn't attend any ...

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Offering to ride along with women when it's dark
7 votes

Say something like "Hey, it's dark, I'm not very sure if the roads are safe, do you want me to ride along ? I wouldn't mind". She would either say yes or no. If she says no, you can just say "Ok, stay ...

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How to handle degrading neighbour / acquaintance couples?
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My husband had a friend who used to love making fun of his wife in front of everyone. I didn't say anything the first time I heard it because she didn't look unhappy - she was smiling/rolling her eyes ...

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Someone keeps bugging me to come in for a job interview. How to politely decline?
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Tell him exactly what you think. There's nothing impolite about rejecting an interview request or letting a person know that you don't like to discuss work at lunch table. 'on a level of 1 to 10, ...

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How to politely end old friendships?
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5 votes

To answer your question: If you really want to end old friendships, pretend to be busy whenever they call and never call back. It's not polite but when you do this often, frequency of calls you get ...

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Should I overlook a family member ogling my wife, or confront them in hopes it will stop?
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Most of the women I know including myself frequently ignore ogling and we rarely talk about it unless it's very uncomfortable. However, we are aware of the people who persistently stare at us. So, ...

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How to stop people talking to you while using the bathroom
4 votes

I say something on the lines of "Hey, let me come out of this stall and then we'll talk". If someone asks me why, I tell them I find it odd to talk that way and they don't bother me any longer. I had ...

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Is it possible to talk politics while knowing little about politics?
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It's not possible to have an engaging discussion about politics when you know nothing about it. At the best, you can have a one-sided conversation, where the other person is talking and you are just ...

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Apologizing to an old roommate
3 votes

To answer your question on how to apologize, it's better to do it over a call and not in person. It's been a really long time so it may not be good to drop in and talk when you don't even know if she'...

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How to handle finding out your friends are getting together without you?
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Even when there's a large group of friends, not everyone is equally close to everyone else. Many people have one or two close friends whom they call or message frequently. For example, say you are ...

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How to minimize embarrassment when I ask a question but they nod and smile?
2 votes

Are you really sure problem is due to language/accent/speed and not because they don't understand the technicalities of what you said ? I'm asking this as someone whose first language is not English. ...

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How to deal with someone who doesn't learn?
2 votes

Bill doesn't seem to be in a 'coaching' role - sounds like he is also sparring for enjoyment and fencing at a slower tempo may be going against his natural style. So I don't think it's easy for him to ...

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How can I drop out of a band without offending the band leader?
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It's not too early to leave the band because you never joined them. You told Jake that you would 'Check it out', so you never actually agreed to join them. I would suggest you tell him what you ...

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How to deal with bullies who are teacher's pets?
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For rumors, I'd suggest you just ignore it. I know it looks like taking a coward's way out but school bullies thrive on attention. They would keep doing the same as long as they are getting a reaction ...

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How do I tell a taxi driver that I don't like to chat with him/her?
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The honest thing to do is to tell them upfront that you don't want to chat. Else, do what everyone is suggesting here - use a phone. Smile at the driver and say Hi as you get into the cab. ...

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Giving a solution when I am the least expected one
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There are many kinds of people. Some of them are very quick at voicing opinions/answers/ asking questions in a group scenario while a few others respond only when they are specifically asked. Rest of ...

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Needing quiet time, but not wanting to offend or cause "problems"
1 votes

If you really want some quiet time and you want to be truthful about it, you need to tell her the same. Tell her clearly that you are always there for her, however, you need time to study and complete ...

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Girlfriend, vegetarianism and me not wanting to change
1 votes

You are visiting her house so your should ideally try to accommodate her wishes. You can always eat out if you can't go without meat for a week or so. However, in the long term, if you guys are going ...

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How to clearly express an idea in a group without confusing listeners?
1 votes

I think I understand what you mean, though an example would be helpful. I had a colleague who would tell me something like 'Oh, you are such a clever lady' and I would immediately assume he's being ...

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Conversing with a Conversation Hog
1 votes

What I normally do in this scenario is interrupt their flow by saying something like 'Hey, just a moment, let me complete my story' - that usually shuts them up for a while. When I do this with the ...

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