Try, try, again. But what if your first failure has you convinced that you can never succeed? My first attempt at realistic drawing was disappointing, so for 20 years I assumed I had no artistic talent. Then I ended up taking lots of art classes, succeeding in unexpected ways, and learning lessons that also apply to dating.
An older reader's early social experiences discouraged him from dating, but he would like more friendly activities.
My first therapist helped me feel less ashamed of eczema, and more able to make friends and relate to people.
Party conversations should be interesting and brief. There are many graceful ways to exit a party conversation that make people feel good.
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