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How to explain my friend that my gaming is not interfering with my life and I enjoy it?
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You guys have a fundamental disagreement as to the values guiding you. Thus, you will likely never get John to agree with you guys. However, you can ask him to understand, and respect your choices, ...

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How do I tell someone I recently met that I am in a relationship?
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The trick here is to discourage her without harming the work relationship. I would suggest you continue being polite to Susan, but make sure to passively communicate a lack of interest: If she ...

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How to ask for honest opinion of my teammates
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Well, you can ask for their honest opinions, but that doesn't mean you'll get it, and you can't force it out of them either. Also keep in mind that criticism is only valuable if it's objective, honest,...

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How can I explain to someone that they are not being bullied, that instead he is bullying?
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It will be incredibly difficult to get Dave and Alice to relinquish their feelings of victim-hood. In fact,I would go so far as to say that it's unlikely to happen at all. And so, there are a couple ...

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How can I help a close person that is toxic seek professional help?
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The best thing your mother can do is pursue therapy. We often like to think that we can step in and help those around us, but most of the time we are either not qualified, or not cognizant of the ...

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Dealing with coworker who is excessively self-deprecating
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There's a couple of ways to handle these sort of people, and there's also a couple of different reasons why this person may be making those "jokes". People's first instinct when someone makes a self-...

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How to tell an overweight person that the hike will be too hard?
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Whether they get offended or not is not completely under your control. While it's not "fat shaming" to say that she's overweight, you don't need to mention it directly - be polite about it, and try ...

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How to politely inform a friend that you already have a "best friend"?
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Let's unpack the issue and analyze it. The concept of a best friend is not necessarily one which refers to a single person. You could be a part of a group of friend who are really close, and thus are ...

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How to tactfully ask a housemate to leave
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Whether you remain friends or not will depend heavily on how mature and gracious your friend is. It's very nice of you to let your friend get away with not paying rent every once in a while, as well ...

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How to handle my girlfriend's parents' attitude to asking her for money?
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The varying amounts which your girlfriend is being charged, combined with the emotional guilt tripping ("not a good daughter" if she doesn't pay up) lead me to believe that this is an exploitative ...

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Best way to talk about my doubts with my girlfriend.
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The idea that if you were to date someone else you might find someone better is a siren song that's going to lead you to ruin, friend. It's natural to wonder whether there may be "someone better" out ...

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How can I tell someone I don't like the way they speak?
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That style of communication is indeed anything but cute in an adult. It communicates that the person in question is either not taking your interaction seriously, or is utterly immature. It might fly ...

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How do I treat my friends to something without it being awkward?
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I've gone through something very similar, except I was in your friend's shoes. Whether you like it or not, giving people things builds an expectation that they should offer something in return. Your ...

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How can I stand by my SO when she stresses out in an aggressive way?
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You should have a couple of very serious conversations with her about this. There's two general topics which need to be addressed: 1. How you should behave when she's upset. This is an issue I'm ...

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How to approach friend acting strangely after we decided to move house?
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You don't. Treat her as you always have, and see what happens. If Anna is overcome with jealousy (or whatever), and never talks to you again, then you know what sort of person you're dealing with. ...

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How to determine if someone is busy or just doesn't want to spend time with me?
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The best way to determine if someone is interested in spending time with you is to leave them to their own devices and see if they try to initiate contact. If you're always the one making the first ...

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How do I politely ask my friend for a refund on unused rent?
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There's no gentle way to say this, so I'll be blunt: You had a business arrangement, and reneged. Your friend put that apartment at your disposal, however you acted on irrational fears, and decided ...

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How can I gracefully decline a ride from a friend?
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I've been in that situation before, and my explanation was that I simply don't like to depend on others for transportation. We've all been in situation where you've gone to an event with a group of ...

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What to answer to a compliment when you don't understand the intention
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I think you need to lighten up. Her comment could have simply been friendly banter. Or it could have been a sarcastic comment at your lack of fitness. Or it could have simply been an awkward attempt ...

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How to stop dad from telling the same jokes again and again?
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There's an aspect of this that you're missing: your father may be repeating those jokes because he thoroughly enjoys them, and because he feels that it's a sort of tradition/bond between the two of ...

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How can I stop acquaintances from reposting my photos on social media without credit to me?
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Well, you could try contacting each person in turn, and asking them to give you credit by following the steps you described in your post. You shouldn't bring them stealing your work into the ...

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Girlfriend won't let me pay for her. How can I approach the situation?
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Your girlfriend's family issues are not something you should get involved with unless your relationship is very serious, and with her express permission. If her relationship with her parents is ...

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How can one stop dubious advances of a married former partner without hurting them a lot?
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The distress you're feeling is only natural as a result of Alice's emotional outburst, however you've done nothing wrong, and should you ever go though a similar episode again, there's really nothing ...

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How do I discuss a previous relationship with my girlfriend?
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This is, perhaps, not a conversation you should be having with your new girlfriend. Sure, she should be the one person you can discuss anything with, and lean on for support, but it's still a fairly ...

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How do I tactfully ask a close friend out?
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What things come down to is that you have a good relationship with this girl, and have feelings for her. She may or may not share them, although the fact that you get along so well may be an ...

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How would one explain to a friend that even if they're accepted to a University, it's probably not a good idea to attend?
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That's not something you would be able to bring up, and not have a fight on your hands. Quite simply, let nature run its course. There's also no point in you telling her that she's a terrible student....

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How do I tell my date that I am very disappointed at his behavior?
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The misspelling of your name is indeed annoying, and may indicate a lack of attention on his part. I would point that out and ask him to do a better job next time. Not making a reservation on ...

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How to persuade a close acquaintance to seek/try out psychotherapy?
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Instead of trying to push him down a road he clearly does not wish to travel, point him to other resources, and let him reach his own conclusions on whether he requires more help or not. Some may ...

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How can I best let my once-close friend know that I think our friendship is over--if at all?
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Since your purpose here is to have this friendship die a quiet death, your best bet may well be simply ignoring him, and having him eventually take the hint. You guys don't seem to see each other ...

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How to adjust to a new country and its culture when people make you feel like an outsider
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It's not that American culture is unwelcoming. It's not even that you're doing something "wrong". It's quite simply that teenagers will be teenagers. Kids seek the approval of their parents. But as ...

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