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The Heimlich Maneuver
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"It's been nice talking to you, but I should probably get back to staring blankly ahead."
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"Sorry I took so long. I went to the bathroom, tried climbing out the window, and got stuck."
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A Heart to Heart Talk
"And this is my niece. She's four. She'd also love to eat you."
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"You have to get up early tomorrow, too? We have so much in common!"
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'Have you noticed it, too?'
"We thought it was a rough patch, but it turned out to be our life."
"I hope you don't mind. He doesn't know he's a dog."
"Well, I had 'the talk' with him.
"Suddenly I can't think of anything to chirp."
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"I really am young at heart: I got a 34 year old's in a transplant."
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"Technically, we have an open marriage, but so far there's just Michael and me."
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When handling difficult conversations, focus on the issue and not the person.
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"Ya know, boys and girls studying alone like this is strictly forbidden in Iran."
Tags:baldo, overprotective parent, overprotective parents, overprotective father, overprotective fathers, girlfriend, girlfriends, first girlfriend, first girlfriends, study, study session, study sessions, awkward, awkward conversation, awkward conversations, son, sons, father, fathers, dad, dads, alone time, alone times
"Baldo, a young man like you might have a lot of questions...about feelings, emotions...not knowing what is right and wrong. Remember, mi'jo...I'm here if you need me."
'Hi, I'm Raoul...I shall be your talking point of the evening.'
"You should have told me you needed advice."
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"I know it's an uncomfortable subject...but we have to talk about the 800 pound gorilla in the room!"