Brythan
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How best to tell a parent I wish to stop tutoring her son?
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Calmly inform Consider Unfortunately, your child and I are not making as much progress as I hoped. As such, I no longer find it constructive to continue the tutoring sessions. If you like, I ...

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How to explain to coworkers that being vegan does not mean I know everything about it?
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I'm not sure that you can get them to stop laughing. What you might be able to do is to shift the meaning of the laughter. Rather than say, "Well, actually, not all wines are vegan", consider the ...

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How to befriend someone who doesn't like to talk?
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Let him listen Some quiet people don't necessarily need silence. They like conversations; they just don't want to contribute. So rather than asking him questions, try just telling him things. It's ...

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How can I talk to my friend about reciprocal sharing?
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Replace his lost or broken tools. Currently he has a real (meaning physical, like in real estate) complaint against you. You've lost or broken some of his tools without replacement. Rectify this ...

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How to press to receive updates without sounding obnoxious?
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Consider: Hey, don't want to be a pain. I know the original problem was entirely out of your control. But I still haven't received my [whatever]. I've tried following up with customs and ...

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I gave a "gift" back to a friend after he asked for it back, and now he is trying to tax me for using it
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if he had told me the day he gave it to me that he was just going to ask for it back later, and try take a part of my new grinder as tax, I wouldn't have taken it - why would I make a deal with little ...

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Girlfriend feels she distracts me with her texts, any good way to prove otherwise?
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As I understand it, the problem is that you have not been responding promptly and at length to her texts, so she now believes that you don't want them. However, you've been using her texts to ...

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How do I ask for a receipt without implying distrust?
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In a comment you said We do have a written contract, amended verbally to allow a lump payment. Which also introduces confusion to the mix. So simply take the contract, write on it or on a ...

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How to tell someone you don't trust that you are going to stick with written communication
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Consider I think that at this point in our relationship, we should stick to written communication (text, email, or physical) so there is a record to which we can refer in case of disagreement. ...

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How to ask my old boss who started his own company for a job
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How can I email him and ask him these things and ask him to consider me for a position? I'm not sure that I'd try to put this in an email at all. This is the kind of thing that you'd want to ask in ...

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How to politely tell landlord "you don't have to remind me for rent"
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Have you considered paying her early? If you pay the rent two days early, then she won't be able to remind you that she needs paid one day prior. You'll have already paid by then. If she does ...

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How/whether to let people know I don't like receiving flowers?
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Consider: First, let me say that my husband and I really appreciate the thought that went into sending flowers for my birthday. They were beautiful. Thank you. That said, I would prefer ...

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How to tell girlfriend I don't want to meet without hurting her feelings?
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Time together The circumstances I am not fine with meeting is if we met like four days in a row and over the weekend (we often spend the whole 48h together) and then her training got cancelled. ...

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Offering to ride along with women when it's dark
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If you already know where they live, you might suggest forming a convoy, caravan, or some other term for group to travel to a specific location. The idea being that that location would be close ...

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How can I ask my friend to... well, be friendlier in the gentlest possible way?
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Particularly, I am struggling to find ways to use "I" statements when what I want to say is, "You can be rude and disrespectful. I don't appreciate being interrupted. When we are traveling I need you ...

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How to tell my GF I'm willing to listen her, but leaving her the option to say no?
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Literal answer How can I tell her that I'm willing to listen to her if she wants to talk about her mother, but leave her the option to say no? Pick a time when you are about to leave (preferably ...

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How to talk to someone about being chronically late - not to fix it, just to get more accurate ETAs?
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The problem is that she'll claim she'll be on time and stick to that even when she knows she's lying. I'm talking down to the last minute. Arnold and Gerard will confirm that they're going to pick her ...

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How to find friends as a programmer (teenager)?
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To program or not Should I give up programming and do something else? Something, with what it'd be easier to find friends (like music, arts, etc)? This seems like an extreme response to the ...

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