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Is it OK to sit beside a stranger when many other seats are available?

I have a question about different cultural norms regarding personal space. Specifically, taking the seat right next to somebody in an empty waiting room, bus, train, study hall, etc. [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Aug 5, 2014 - 30 answers

My shoulders are up here

My manager put his hands on me in a way that felt strangely intimate. Should I be concerned, or am I reading too much into this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2013 - 44 answers

Please don't startle me. Really.

Asking for a friend: How do I get people to stop coming up from behind me and scaring me at work? (particulars and instigating trauma inside) [more inside]
posted by dry white toast on Jun 14, 2012 - 87 answers

Hey, I don't really want to hug her, either.

Unwilling toddlers and forced social interactions with adults: is it OK to instruct your child to (for instance) hug Great-Aunt Maisie, when she'd prefer not to? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Dec 29, 2011 - 46 answers

Keep friction to a minimum.

Help me keep conflict between my roommates to a minimum. [more inside]
posted by mean cheez on Aug 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Am I Being Overly Territorial?

I have a problem that's challenging on a logical and moral level. [more inside]
posted by presqu'ile on Jun 23, 2011 - 38 answers

How do I covercome my need for a large amount of personal space while sleeping?

My boyfriend and I are moving in together! But I have trouble falling asleep when I'm sharing a bed and can barely do it four nights a week. How am I going to upgrade to seven nights a week? Please give me your suggestions! [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Dec 5, 2010 - 42 answers

How do i get my roommate to give me and my girl some space?

How do i get my roommate to give me and my girl some space? [more inside]
posted by oviedo on May 22, 2009 - 28 answers

rubbing shoulders on the bus isn't exactly networking

Public transit personal space etiquette question. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Aug 15, 2008 - 28 answers

More.. a little more... a little m... no, too much. Too much! ACK!

Long-distance-relationship with a boyfriend who is more clingy than me, while I need more personal space. We're crazy about each other, but his desires to spend more and more time talking are making us both rather miserable, and I have no idea how to handle this. In my previous relationship, I wasn't getting enough attention from my partner. Now I have a bit too much, and somehow this needs to work out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me shrink myself by half.

My girlfirend and I are about to move in to a new 3 bedroom flat with a couple of other friends, where we're going to be sharing one room together. How do we cope? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Jul 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Cheap, sturdy, modular desks, can it be done?

Looking for a modular, reconfigurable desk--that will incorporate a miniature home theater, among other things. Your help needed. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Jun 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Cohabitation query

How can I make my home a welcoming place for a significant other who is moving in? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Apr 27, 2008 - 20 answers

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