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How to react when someone rudely rejects your advice at the gym when they clearly need it
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Does the office gym have some kind of supervisor? If so, you should inform that person of the problem. It is really their responsibility to confirm the proper usage and safety for those using the ...

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How to avoid being seen as a cash cow by my family?
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First of all, separate the money from the relationships. They are two separate issues. I don't think you want a relationship with them that is only based on getting money from you. You will be seen as ...

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Should I ask my parents if our insurance covers therapy?
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You wrote, "My health insurance plan is owned by my parents". This is not true. You are covered by their plan but as an adult, your medical history should not (probably cannot) be shared without your ...

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In the US, is it polite to ask someone's name whom I just met in the elevator at work?
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Of course, introduce yourself first: By the way, I'm Jane. I work in... and do... Then let the other person take the initiative to introduce themselves or not. If they do, problem solved. If not, ...

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How should I approach a situation in which I made a female roommate uncomfortable?
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Can you elaborate on why you think you need to know who it was? It doesn't seem like you really believe such a thing happened. Especially when you write stuff like: so I have a feeling the ...

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Should you wish someone luck with a health problem?
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I would not use the word luck in this context, because luck implies the possibility of not being lucky (a bad outcome). Luck in gambling would be a good example, where the majority isn't lucky. In a ...

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Girlfriend gets extremely angry over small issues, how can I help her?
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This needs to be her issue, not yours. As you said, she is considering professional help to understand her anger, and this is probably the best course of action. At some later time counseling as a ...

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How do I deal with a mother who won't take "no" for an answer?
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You just have to say "don't do/say ... anymore". Be as clear as you can. And if it doesn't happen, you need to state what the consequences will be. Otherwise there is no incentive for her to change. ...

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Convince somebody to stop flirting with me
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The best solution here is the easiest one. Simply ignore her. If the topic at hand is not workplace or safety related, there is (as far as I can imagine) no reason to respond to that person. The ...

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How can I support a friend with healthy weight loss?
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Since she has concerns whether her program is healthy for her or not (there are so many out there), I would advise her to see a nutritionist or related health professional. Unless she tells you, you ...

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Partner reading my phone messages
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So you have nothing to hide, right? When you write: And I could actually have something to hide! Nothing bad of course, but... I am not convinced. As for your explanation of what might be ...

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How to invite people to an event who don't get along?
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As you said: I don't really feel like I should be even having to deal with this. They are all adults... It is your son's party, not theirs. And you are not a party to their conflict. I would ...

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How to approach a strategy game against a 5-10 year old child you don't know?
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I think the age of the child is important. At age 10, I would play reasonably well but not at cutthroat level. The child is likely to be mostly interested in playing and the interaction, and ...

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