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How to deal with a person getting sad during a date?
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In my case, she felt extremely embarrassed to be crying in front of me. I want to add one more point of view to the previous answers. A person who is so helplessly sad may appreciate it if you "...

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How can I recognise that I am teasing someone too much without verbal feedback from that person?
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The first answer, looking at body language, is right on spot. It takes some training to learn to observe when your partner is uncomfortable, and you have barely started. Keep paying attention, because ...

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How can I survive in a 'guess' culture?
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Pretend you are an anthropologist You are in the middle of a culture which is foreign to you. But you need to survive. You don't need to change your personality, but you probably need to learn more ...

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How to nicely reject someone who is hitting on you in the United States?
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Say "I never do ___ on the first encounter". Nicely and directly, looking the person in the eye, neither too assertively, nor apologetically. You'll fell better if it's not a lie, and you keep to ...

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How to gracefully navigate potentially negative or bewildered reactions to calling a long lost relative?
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A phone call will be too sudden for most people. A person needs time to gather themselves when confronted with a new family member (grandson) out of the blue. I suggest writing a letter first. If no ...

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How to stop my mother from questioning my decisions out of selflessness?
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I have been in this same position too, with "Motherly" persons, some of whom I loved very much. And I too was getting annoyed for exactly the same reasons: having to explain myself for every ...

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How to tell a busy professor that I don't mind if he answers my questions when he has time?
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I am a US professor. I get occasinal questions from people who read my papers or course notes. See a related question of my own here. Please note that it does not apply to you! I'm linking to it ...

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How can I ask my ex's parents how my ex is feeling after the break-up without making it too awkward?
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Are you so close to them that they would visit you just socially, or is it likely that this visit may have to do with their son? Here are some thoughts that apply in either case. Asking casually ...

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How do I tell other parents that their child is a bully?
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No matter how you approach the father it is going to be incredibly hurtful for him and very hard to avoid bad feelings. I would NOT relate it in any way to the birthday party -- Walter and his father ...

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How to tell someone believing in pseudoscience & conspiracy theories is wrong without making them feel stupid/upset?
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Make it a form of love and caring You care about her and would like to see her healthier. You would like to enjoy the time with her without being worried about "gluten in food" and other ...

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Offering help to an online friend who just lost their parent
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Your friend feels guilty. Would he feel better if he could do something that would make his father happy, or proud, if his father were alive? Would your friend's father be proud if your friend studied ...

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Can you help someone become more self aware?
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With reference to the previous answer Is it really important that he become more self-aware? For the happiness of both, I think the answer is yes. Somebody disconnected from reality (even from ...

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