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How to handle my girlfriend finding out about my second apartment?
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Being at the stage of a relationship where you move in together signals that you are in an exclusive, committed relationship. With such a relationship comes the expectation that you are honest with ...

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How to tell someone believing in pseudoscience & conspiracy theories is wrong without making them feel stupid/upset?
11 votes

People have a belief system where, as far as they are concerned, there are certain fundamental truths, and no amount of argument will see them change their mind. Then, the rest of their beliefs are ...

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Is it socially acceptable to dismiss a compliment?
9 votes

In some cultures (eg some Asian cultures) it is more socially acceptable to "deny" it than to accept it unchallenged, such as by saying "It's not as good as I wanted" or "I ...

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How to convince my wife that my best friend and I are just friends?
8 votes

I saw this question and was preparing myself to write up a fairly standard answer to this, given that I also have a close female friend. But I realised that, unfortunately for you, my situation is ...

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Long Response Times Before Texting Back
6 votes

The behaviour you describe appears to be gentle push-back, that is she wants to reduce how often she talks with you but without making a confrontation about it. This could mean she is not that ...

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How do I approach the issue of someone reading what's on my phone when I'm on public transportation with them?
4 votes

Most people looking at your screen really don't care what you are doing, aren't really paying attention and are only looking because they have to look somewhere, and your screen has colours and ...

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How should I approach a situation in which I made a female roommate uncomfortable?
2 votes

Avoid that type of thing in the future. It's probably obvious but now that you know it made people uncomfortable the most important course of action is to learn from this and rectify that aspect of ...

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How to talk to moms letting their kids play in the streets
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A few thoughts: Even if you are not speeding, try driving slower past there, out of respect. What does it cost you? If you strongly feel that you don't want to do that, you could consider going a ...

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How do I find out if I'm invited to a party?
1 votes

Inviting yourself or attempting to be invited to a party is one of the biggest social taboos. It will be seen as disrespectful by the host. One problem with it is that if you ask if you are invited ...

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How do I rebut my Dad's political Facebook posts that are factually untrue and offensive, without destroying a fragile relationship?
1 votes

Do you have to respond to him at all? Consider just letting him put his lies and misinformation on Facebook and ignore it. He's been doing it since before you reconnected with him and you won't ...

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How Do You Stop Overthinking About A Romantic Interest?
1 votes

The overthinking is fairly common, and often goes away as you get more life experience. If it's affecting your ability to enjoy your life you can consider therapy; I can attest to that being a ...

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How can I tell my friend I don't like the state of our friendship?
1 votes

The simple truth about friendships is that a friendship isn't a contract. Nobody in a friendship is obliged to do anything for the friendship. If a friendship works, it's because both people are ...

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How can I tell my classmates I'm not ok with their teasing?
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It sounds like it's not intended to antagonise but to be friendly, and the people teasing just don't realise that the level of teasing is starting to annoy their friend. If I have interpreted this ...

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