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comment How to communicate feelings and then stop communication with distant girlfriend?
"Called her (17 times to be precise)" - How frequently did you use to call or text each other? If she doesn't pick up, do you usually call many more times?
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comment How to ask my office to remove the pride decorations without appearing anti-LGBTQ?
@miroxlav - Granted, oppression can take many forms. However, your answer postulates the presence of such a danger without providing any evidence for it. What leads you to believe that voicing OP's opinion would lead to them being "strongly opposed and silenced"? Again, the difference between professionalism and oppression is a qualitative one.
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comment How to ask my office to remove the pride decorations without appearing anti-LGBTQ?
Regardless of one's personal opinion on the subject matter, I believe it is safe to say that "being afraid to look bad in front of colleagues" and "being afraid of landing in a concentration camp" are two vastly different things, in substance as well as dimension. Conflating a question about professionalism with surviving in a fascist regime is the polar opposite of useful advice.
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comment I am very close to breaking up with my girlfriend for selfish reasons; how do I talk to her about our relationship?
I'm reeeally not convinced that telling an abuse victim with anxiety disorders that the abuse was their fault is a good idea. Maybe I'm misunderstanding something?
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comment I am very close to breaking up with my girlfriend for selfish reasons; how do I talk to her about our relationship?
@LocustHorde - You usually got through a few therapists until you find one that you click with. Don't get discouraged (and try to help her not to get discouraged) if the first or second one don't work out, it's usually worth it to keep looking.
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answered How could I have better handled this interaction with a hired company to complete a project?
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comment How do I avoid an interaction with an employee at the grocery store escalating to the store manager?
"You are an employee and I a customer. This is your job. Do it" - no offense, but to me this comes across as a little... entitled. While it is a reasonable expectation that a store employee would assist you (so asking is totally fine), whatever obligation they might have is between them and their employer, not you. If they (or their manager) decided that they had a higher priority task they needed to do first, for example, that would have been their decision. Sure, a broken juicer is probably not great for business but, ultimately, it is their call. My 2 cents? Just ask politely next time.
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comment How do I avoid an interaction with an employee at the grocery store escalating to the store manager?
"I really can't see where this question would've come from." - My first association was the "what's your name?" technique. They might have tried to find some (off-topic) common ground to de-escalate the situation.
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comment Appropriate ways to dismiss street vendors?
This is my default answer even to less polite queries or demands. In some cases their reaction shows slight confusion, but I consider that a plus. In any case, it gets the point across.
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comment Asking my friend out even though I have a girlfriend
"How long can you hold an emotional relationship with someone that is not willing to have sex with you?" - I only have sex with my wife every 2-3 months and we're doing fine. You make it sound like someone who's asexual or has a low libido can't be romantically involved, but the OP already stated that his gf considers sexual and romantic relationships to be separate things.
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