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That sounds like good advice too.

I find it strange that people get so irate over the suggestion that people develop interpersonal skills, and that their parents should help them do so if they see a lack.

I find it strange that people get so irate over the suggestion that people develop interpersonal skills, and that their parents should help them do so if they see a lack.

In our society I think there's a belief that most instances where parents try to interfere with dating choices of their children it doesn't help.

A lot of liberal minded parents don't think that attempts by their parents to intervene in their dating lives were positive, so they don't try to intervene for their children.

The choice to use an abbreviation for AWSS is also worth noting. Peop... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘/CTRL+F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

10philh5yYou strike me as being incredibly charitable towards aa, and more to the point, incredibly uncharitable towards the people who are getting irate. If you think I'm one of those people, I'd like to make it very clear that I do not think those particular suggestions are bad, and that is not what I'm irate about. (Actually, I don't think I was getting irate at aa or his posts. I'm getting irate at you, however.) Can you really not see the difference between "if your child lacks interpersonal skills, you should help them develop them" and "if girls don't find your son sexually attractive, he needs some kind of intervention to correct that right away"? Or do you just expect everyone to make the mental effort to read the latter as the former, regardless of the history of the person speaking? I may be being uncharitable towards you right now, but I really have no conception of how you could be genuinely confused here. Also, relevant to the thread: I have now been karma-bombed. (Not my most recent few comments, but ~15 of my comments in a row have suddenly been downvoted.)

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