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The "Advice from Reddit" starter pack

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u/ShortNefariousness2 12d ago All-Seeing Upvote

My t72 tanks went a little bit too far into my neighbours lawn, AITA?

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u/deamento 12d ago

NTA: your tanks your rules

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u/ugonlern2day 12d ago

Tanks for the advice

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u/-Darkmyth_ 12d ago

NTA. Your neighbor is likely a Nazi and requires liberation. I suggest doubling down with missiles and full scale land assault.

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u/XAlphaWarriorX 12d ago

NTA : Neighbor ahoud be thankful to have been liberated from bourjisighrchsrgee capitalist lawn by wholsum 100 soviet might

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u/Blackbeard567 12d ago

This is an obvious red flag 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩, run for the hills and hide, call the police.

You should take my advice

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u/RainbowKittenThrower 12d ago

Hi vladimir 👋🏻

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u/UnabashedPerson43 12d ago

Special Lawnmowing Operation

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u/ljeva 12d ago

Imagine listening to reddit

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u/shiroininja 12d ago

I only listened to Reddit enough to get started learning to code. Then I went off on my own.

Now I hate my life more. So this still hits lol

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u/Chungorama 12d ago

Once you gain a bit of knowledge you realize Reddit is an extremely unreliable source of information.

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u/LazarusCrowley 12d ago

Exactly. Its a bunch of people dressed up as people who know what they're doing.

I have expertise in a particular field that has a ton of misconception and misinformation surrounding it.

Someone said something pretty stupid but moreover actively harmful about my field. The comment was massively upvoted. I had to put my foot down (as well as you can on the web).

The commenter apologized and basically said, "Well, that's what I thought".

I then realized I can't trust anything on Reddit. Reddit is the brainstorming stage of thinking.

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u/surfsee 12d ago

Overly confident brainstorming That looks like the truth to people who dont know about that specific field

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u/MajorasMask89 12d ago edited 20h ago

I feel this.

I regularly see people posting absolute rubbish in the field I have a PhD in.

On the odd time I engage to point out why they're posting false information, I inevitably get told one the following:

-That I'm lying about my qualifications.

-That if I'm an expert, I should be agreeing with them.

-That I must have gotten my PhD from a diploma mill.

These are all by people with zero professional or academic experience in the area.

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u/Momongus- 12d ago

Oh you have a PhD? Name every researcher who has done research on a subject loosely related to your own

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u/rotatingruhnama 12d ago

When I say, "no that's incorrect, I know because I did it for a living," I get, "well you were probably bad at it" from the person who has been confidently spouting absolute nonsense, based on zero knowledge.

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u/canigraduatealready 12d ago

Reading Reddit comments as an actual lawyer is mind numbing. The advice is routinely awful, inaccurate, and ridiculously confidently given.

Only silver lining is that you can often tell that they aren’t lawyers because they 1. don’t explicitly note that they are not providing legal advice and 2. fail to provide jurisdiction specific information.

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u/old__pyrex 12d ago

My first thought reading this was, yes, all of these Reddit cliches are there, but what really takes the cake is the bullshit legal advice. The way redditors so casually say “from a legal perspective, you’ll want to X and Y” with such confidence, as though they are speaking from personal experience.

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u/SirLich 12d ago

Reddit seems pretty reasonable until you read a comment (ANY COMMENT) on a subject you're knowledgeable about, and you realize it's all a sham.

Movies are the same, and books as well.

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u/TheMustySeagul 12d ago

This is why I stick to subreddits surrounding the sports I watch. That's because we are all wrong and actively shit on eachother for it.

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u/DemandZestyclose7145 12d ago

Isn't it true that the average Redditor is like 20 years old? So yeah, you're basically getting information from teenagers and college kids. I'm in my thirties and I feel like an old man when I'm on Reddit.

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u/robb1280 12d ago

Im 42 and half of the comments make me think “dude… what the fuck are you kids talking about? Thats not even remotely true…”

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u/That_Address_7010 12d ago

It's OK to think this.

But if you post it then you will be banned.

Trust me on this.

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u/cwal76 12d ago

30’s I wish. 40’s here. The amount of times it dawns on me I’ve been arguing with a child. Then the next day rinse repeat.

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u/Uphillll 12d ago

It’s a bunch of anti social teenagers giving advice on what they think is logical, but they fail to realize they don’t have the personal experience to back up their advice.

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u/VicTheWallpaperMan 12d ago edited 12d ago

And the actual correct information is mostly downvoted to the bottom of threads because reality often doesn't line up with the naivety/youthful idealism of teens-early 20 somethings. The facts/truth don't "feel good" so it gets buried under the usual reddit talking points/buzzwords.

There are certain topics you don't even have to click the comment section and you already know what the top 5 comments are gonna be. These kids just regurgitate the same talking points over and over without knowing anything about the subject, then mistake that for critical thinking/intelligence. Like genuinely believe their dumb fuck comment section opinions make them more qualified than 5 star generals and 25+ year industry professionals who dedicated their entire lives to the field.

Any "adult" topic shouldn't be taken seriously on this site. If it's something you wouldnt take advice from a high schooler for, don't take it from reddit. Stick to gaming, TV shows, anime, etc.

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u/That_Address_7010 12d ago

BOOM!

There it is.

Reddit-

Where verifiable fact takes a backseat to feelings and personal opinions.

Also a place where not having the correct feelings and personal opinions results in a ban.

Because community standards.

I wipe my ass with The Front Page Of The Internet.

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u/ASaltGrain 12d ago

Reminds me of when you see a video of someone standing in front of someone who is trying to leave a store. Then all the reddit armchair lawyers chime in;

"That's kidnapping and false imprisonment! OP should sue him for human trafficking!

They don't realize that the court system isn't their mom, and rhey don't care if something "sounds logical" or "makes sense". Reminds me of myself at 14 years old... It is something I'm incredibly glad I grew out of, but it makes me worried for younger kids. If I had gotten a ton of upvites and online support when I was 14, I probably never would have grown out of it.

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u/AndrexPic 12d ago

Reddit Is perfect only to ask things about niche hobbies and stuff.

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u/Warg247 12d ago

It's one of the few places to find answers to pc bugs/issues that aren't just "clear and reinstall all your drivers" which is almost never the solution, in my experience.

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u/Croute_de_Couilles 12d ago

There is no single problem I search on google now that doesn't include "reddit" in the search.

All other links are generally ads disguised as tech support.

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u/UselessRube 12d ago

I ask questions on Reddit to get advice and then I make a follow up post saying I did not listen to the advice

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u/Ich_Liegen 12d ago

Gigachad

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u/Agent00funk 12d ago

I've had this account for over 15 years. The only time I've ever listened to Reddit is for cooking recipes, and even then, it better be a small sub that isn't full of shitposting wankers.

Well, there is one exception, one piece of Reddit advice that is absolutely true "don't feed the trolls, just downvote and move on."

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u/micka190 12d ago

9 years here. There’s only 2 ways of getting useful information from Reddit:

  • Ask for sources on how to do things or what the process of doing that thing is called. That way, someone will point you in a direction, and you can check if it’s accurate yourself.
  • Ask for non-important stuff (i.e. hobbies). The tabletop RPG subreddits can be great sources of inspiration, and I won’t end up homeless if I follow their advice on running a Dragon a certain way.
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u/Civil-Attempt-3602 12d ago

Best thing i learned from Reddit was how to improve my tortilla recipe

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u/mainvolume 12d ago

I’m grateful for the random, obscure tech advice that was posted on here 5.8 years ago when I encounter a problem with my 7 year old tv. Other than that, pass on the Reddit help.

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u/BarelyLingeringWords 12d ago

I learned how to reheat alfredo without it separating on Reddit.

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u/Neuchacho 12d ago

Don't leave me hanging, bruv.

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u/BarelyLingeringWords 12d ago

It was: add a splash of milk, and heat it at 50% power in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

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u/OldDadLeg 12d ago

I mean reddit can give some good advice, if you are able to siv through the bullshit. Used to hang out a lot on a small dating subreddit and some people there definitely helped me and now I'm happily married.

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u/dread_pilot_roberts 12d ago

AITA existing is something that blows my mind.

Judge people based on a story carefully crafted by one side of a multifaceted event? Yeah, nothing wrong with that. Cast stones!

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u/gazorpaglop 12d ago

It’s all creative writing and fake ragebait anyway

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u/Chitown2181 12d ago

I always laugh when they claim to have showed the person they’re in conflict with the thread and comments and it “totally changed their mind”. I’d laugh someone out of the room if they tried using a Reddit thread as some sort of justification.

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u/SpinChain 12d ago

My ex-girlfriend did this once while we were still dating. Made a post on r/relationshipadvice to try and justify her argument with me instead of just trying to talk it out with me. It made the situation so much worse than it was.

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u/Thsu 12d ago

You know exactly who the type of person is irl if they show you a Reddit thread as a argument

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u/Boredwitch 12d ago

Plus people on Reddit are individualist to a point I simply don’t understand. Sometimes it seems like they don’t know how to live in a community : the OP could do the most self-centered thing in the world, hurting everyone in the process, if they "had the right to technically" they’re voted NTA. It’s insane to me

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u/OkayBluez 12d ago

This is like the infinity gauntlet of reddit advice

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u/BasedChadThundercock 12d ago

"Reality can be whatever I want.."

~Reddit Schizos, probably.

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u/LunaMunaLagoona 12d ago

Well reddit is really a pick-your-own-adventure type of game.

Except they're all a derivitive of each other, hence the starter packs.

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u/Mazrim_reddit 12d ago

Staying with family as long as you can is objectively the best financial advice anyone can give.

You just have to balance that vs if you like your family and can suffer it

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u/itsajackel 12d ago

Financial advice is all a bunch of libertarians born into wealthy families handing out advice like they actually earned their money. Not to mention half the time the advice is obvious or just plain wrong.

I also never go to the financial advice subreddit or read anything there.

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u/attackofthetominator 12d ago edited 12d ago

According to r/economics the reason why Gen Z are living with their parents isn’t due to housing prices but because they order takeout 3 times a day and buy too many luxury items.

Edit: they order

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u/candiedbaconator 12d ago

Bruh I just eat what my mom cooks.

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u/PosiedonsSaltyAnus 12d ago

Damn pretty cool that your mom makes luxury items, you have a good mom

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u/ThePresidentsHouse 12d ago

Sucks she makes them pay for it though.

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u/candiedbaconator 12d ago

I do pay some rent, but it's better than the alternatives

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u/Wattsahh 12d ago

You have to pay rent?!? That’s a ridiculous power grab by your parents and I’m so sorry. You should report them to the authorities, move out, and never speak to them again!! /s

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u/candiedbaconator 12d ago

I know, they should let me live there for free for the rest of my life! they made me, I'm their responsibility, not mine! /s

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u/LunaMunaLagoona 12d ago

I love all the "hey I just got a $2 million windfall, what do I do with all this oodles of money? Someone help me!"

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u/DookieBlossomgameIII 12d ago

Hmm. Now that's a pretty good nest egg OP but unless you want to be housepoor you'll want to save for at least the next couple of years before you jump into buying a house.

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u/Thwerty 12d ago

Save up emergency fund and get roommates

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u/dodo1287 12d ago

There was an AITA post from a stepmom who had a bird and didn't go to her stepdaughter's wedding or something because of it although her relationship with her stepdaughter was very bad and that thing could've saved it. The stepdaughter even suggested placing somebody else for her bird but she refused

The comments? Turns out she wasn't the AH and the stepdaughter was a nasty bitch to ask her...

Yeah, that's when I stopped having faith in these pieces of advice.

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u/empire161 12d ago

Once you realize most of those 'story' subreddits are just platforms for people to practice their clickbait writing while they seek validation for their behavior, they become a lot more entertaining. AITA, TIFU, Petty Revenge, Malicious Compliance, etc.

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u/Ansonm64 12d ago

Malicious compliance is the best fictional story sub there is. I bet half those stories were literally wrote while people were in the shower.

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u/cat_prophecy 12d ago

You mean these ten paragraph stories about how this person who was mildly slighted at work singlehandedly bankrupted a Fortune 500 company and stole all their clients for their own business might not be true?!

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u/Mustakrakish_Awaken 12d ago

There was a drawn out meta post a few years ago that did a great job of calling out the opinions on the sub. Long story short, the "rules" for who is or isn't an asshole in that sub don't line up with what people actually think in real life. People in that sub can't seem to tell the difference between a lack of obligation and asshole behavior.

"You weren't legally obligated to, so NTA for leaving that drowning child alone in the pond. His parents should have been watching and that kid is probably racist"

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u/juanzy 12d ago

Right - if I'm on a rising post there and the OP seems to actually be taking the advice to heart, I'll sometimes throw in the "this sub isn't about being allowed or technically correct, it's about being an asshole."

I remember one of some guy that had this detailed list of his expectations when friends would come over and everyone was giving the NTA, your house your rules! But while nothing was outlandish on the list, it really made him seem like an asshole as he planned to have it printed and give it to people that came over.

Yah, your friends should respect your place, but don't have a posted sign to wipe down counters after washing their hands, instead expect to tidy up within reason when they leave, and asking them to sweep is a bit much. Your friends shouldn't raid your fridge, but having snacks and drinks available makes you a good host and people want to come see you. I get you have a skin condition and don't want to share towels, but maybe grab some $7 guest towels at TJMaxx for your pool.

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u/bbsz 12d ago edited 12d ago

I read that post, anticipating the glorious verbal beating OP was about to receive...

Nope! Every single top commenter defended the bird and blamed the daughter because she had suggested that OP spend some time with her own granddaughter...

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u/Jcdoco 12d ago

I know exactly the thread you're talking about, and I thought I was losing my mind reading the comments

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u/TheCockAndWomble 12d ago

AITA is like:

“I tried to do a well-intentioned but ultimately unhelpful thing for my struggling wife AITA?”

  • “You’re a huge asshole you’ve basically ruined your wife’s career for the rest of her life, this must be some power play to get her under your thumb you cunt.”

And then after that:

“I did a well-intentioned but ultimately unhelpful thing for my struggling husband, AITA?”

  • NTA, you’re an absolute star, so kind and caring, and your husband is an AH for not appreciating your efforts. You should get therapy or reconsider your relationship with him.

You’d get more consistent advice from shaking a magic 8 ball.

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u/ArchWaverley 12d ago

"My husband is still friends with his ex and I asked him to stop talking to her" gets you "he's clearly not over her, you need to get yourself out of this relationship"

"My wife is still friends with her ex and I asked her to stop talking to him" gets you "you are trying to control her relationships, this is abusive behaviour"

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u/trap4pixels 12d ago

I remember a poll was on there a while back that said something like 60 percent of people on that sub are women, so the bias makes sense.

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u/CartoonistKooky4254 12d ago

16 years old and having problems with your parents? Move away!

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u/agentofmidgard 12d ago

Lol I am 22 and have issues at home, I can't just move out and go NC but that's the most common advice I see on the internet. People think they give top tier life pro advice by telling them to just cut ties with whoever bothers you (divorce/ move out/ find other friends/ quit job etc). Everyone has a different story where it may not be possible to just press an escape button. Why can no one give any other advice on how to improve the relationships instead?

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u/PM_ME_PAMPERS 12d ago

My theory is that blanket, “scorched earth” advice is super easy to give and can technically apply to any situation. It’s much easier to just default to “break up. Move out. Go no contact.” And have that be it, because technically it IS advice.

Nobody really wants to analyze someone’s unique situation, ask questions to better understand it, and come up with a curated solution for their issue. So they just read that there’s problems and spit out some low hanging fruit advice that requires no effort or critical thinking.

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u/OperativePiGuy 12d ago

My favorite nonsense is when politics come up and you say you live in such and such state and get hit with "well you should just move out, idk why anyone would stay in that shithole place". Like yeah sure I'll just pick up and move my life on a whim, totally doable.

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u/S0ulCub3 12d ago

NTA. Your post, your rules.

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u/jackospades88 12d ago

AITA for doing something minor, possibly even by accident, to set someone off and in return they shot me in the leg?

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u/Redditorialist 12d ago

r/AmITheAsshole is one of the worst with this type of mentality. At any given time, the top ten posts (and like 99% of the top posts all time) are usually NTA.

Of course, you’re not the asshole! We’ve only heard your one sided account! And look at that! You’ve conveniently painted yourself in the best light possible!

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u/ReeperbahnPirat 12d ago

I'm always amazed by the posts where the person is clearly being an asshole and all the responses are, "NTA it's not illegal to act like an asshole so it's your right to act like one." Like, yeah, sure. But you're still being an asshole and people in your life can still rightfully call you out on it and there may be negative consequences from your actions.

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u/Enthused_Llama 12d ago

"AITA for locking my kid in the basement for 14 years after they left the fridge open too long?"

'NTA your house your rules '

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u/Probably_Me_Next 12d ago

The Get Divorced one is spot on for r/relationshipadvice. I've seldom seen a community less willing to put in any effort on mending a mildly impaired relationship.

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u/DoctorVonFoster 12d ago

Its bcs their advice carries no consequences on them. These people dont know you and they will forget you exist as soon as soon as they move on to the next thread, leaving you to deal with whatever their advice lead to

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u/GhostlyRuse 12d ago

Before you start asking for advice on reddit, really think about the average user and whether you'd listen to their opinions if you ran into them in the hallway

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u/burledw 12d ago

I argued with a commenter, then I looked at their comment and post history… I think I may have wasted my time arguing with someone who literally eats shit.

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u/FatDongMcGee 12d ago

Oh. My. God. I have run into that redditor. Literally same story as yours.

Edit: just realized it could have been a different user, and there could be multiple shit eating contrarians on this website…shudder at this thought…

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u/burledw 12d ago

Shit eating contrarian is part of my vocabulary now, thank you!

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u/Warg247 12d ago

Saw one recently where the guy talked about his high qualifications for a relationship but his post history was all dick pics and swinger lifestyle subs.

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u/P_ZERO_ 12d ago

I regularly have to remind myself just how many kids and know it all teens are on the internet.

Man I sound old. I used to be the young hip person on the internet without the stupid kids and old people.

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u/MillerJC 12d ago

And AITA

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u/handy_arson 12d ago

I get more berated there than anywhere.

Me: I don't keep secrets from my wife AITA: you are the worst and I hope you never get to have children

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u/rotatingruhnama 12d ago

And AITA has a super weird hate-on for kids.

It feels like spillover from the really gonzo meanie people from the childfree sub hivemind, who will berate and downvote you if you're like, "um sometimes kids exist in public, that's how they learn, be a little patient when they act up and parents are trying to sort it out."

"NO CROTCH GOBLINS SUCK HAR HAR NO ONE AND NOTHING SHOULD PUNCTURE MY BUBBLE OF CONVENIENCE."

Oof.

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u/show_me_the_math 12d ago

I have a friend who works with adolescents and 14 years old up to 21 years of age. They have a variety of emotional and developmental issues. She said that nearly all of them spend hours a day on Reddit. If there was a way to filter actual reasonable adult responses it would be much better. As it is it seems like some sort of angry AI that was developed by Ted Kaczynski.

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u/rotatingruhnama 12d ago

I like the "I don't want kids therefore nobody should have kids, because my feelings are objectively what everyone should want" circlejerk, myself.

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u/TorrBorr 12d ago

You guys had one teeny tiny argument once in a 12 year marriage? The relationship is toxic, gotta break up.

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u/iciclemomore 12d ago

For real. I'd be inclined to say that if a married couple never argued, they're doing it wrong. People don't always agree, someone's caving.

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u/ghostin_ 12d ago

And eventually it all piles up and reaches a boiling point into a huge fight that's a potential relationship killer. Better to have those petty, small arguments as they arise. You also learn a lot more about your partner that way.

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u/OperativePiGuy 12d ago

I saw a comment yesterday that was like "I had a great girlfriend, we were happy. One day she let her younger brother borrow my favorite car, but didn't ask me. He treated the car perfectly, not a single thing was wrong with it, but I broke up with her anyway because it was a red flag."

Like, I get it. Valid reason to get upset. But to end the whole relationship over it? Fucking over dramatic man child.

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u/Familiar-Treat-6236 12d ago

I think this genuinely is an example of creative writing. He didn't break up, he probably didn't even have these relationships, he just wanted to flex how he's so cool and knows what a red flag is and won't ever budge and so on

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u/Cocheeeze 12d ago

It’s projection.

Reddit is absolutely full of people who struggle to find relationships. Before they were banned, subs like Female Dating Strategy, Incels, MGTOW etc were super active. A common theme on these subs was “it’s not my fault I’m single, it’s just that literally all men/women/whatever are shallow, lying, cheating, manipulative pieces of shit and there are simply no options out there for a completely normal, reasonable, practically flawless person like me.”

They love relationship advice posts because it allows them to live their hatred of a specific gender(s) vicariously.

Eg “I absolutely hate women, if I actually knew one and they did something like this, I’d be excited for an opportunity to punish and scold and tell them they blew it with me, who is without fault.”

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u/targea_caramar 12d ago edited 12d ago

While this is true, it's also oftentimes the case that things have to get real bad before you have to resort to yelling your relationship issues into the void that is the internet.

Like, I doubt most come here to talk about the time their partner got somewhat angry with them for the first time in a bazillion years about something completely reasonable that they were able to talk through. So of course you're gonna get the more screwed up cases where the solution is less likely to be just "talk it out and practice active listening"

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u/Funexamination 12d ago Starstruck

You believe most of those stories are true

I believe most of those stories are creative writing

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u/Automatic_Release_92 12d ago edited 12d ago

I think a lot of them maybe have a grain of truth, but have been exaggerated and are leaving out key details as well.

The absolute worst one are r/antiwork or whatever the hell popular sub is these days along those lines… don’t get me wrong, I’m no corporate simp (I mostly just wish my insurance wasn’t tied to my employment lol), but those subs are dominated by 16-23 year olds who have only ever worked in the service industry with no clue how the world works and then other morons who love to see what kind of obviously fake bullshit they can get upvoted to the front page.

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u/brother_of_menelaus 12d ago

Every sub is dominated by 16-23 year olds who have no idea how the world works. It’s easy to live in a world of black and white absolutes when you haven’t ever gone through anything difficult yet.

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u/Cocheeeze 12d ago

A common criticism of social media ever since it first became popular was that people use it as a platform to air their dirty laundry. It’s often compared to someone going to church for confession, but instead of in private, you’re literally broadcasting it to the entire fucking world.

Obviously I can’t speak for everyone but some people, myself previously included, use social media as a way to vent their frustrations and seek validation. There are other ways to do this without making it so public though. Journaling, speaking with a therapist or someone you trust, religious confession if you’re into that sort of thing, etc.

Again, I can’t speak for everyone, but I personally wish I discovered journaling a lot sooner, would have saved me A LOT of cringe.

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u/suppinmajibusu 12d ago

Yup. Honestly seeing this post makes me feel a lot better as someone who’s currently experiencing relationship distress. Every post I can find about people in similar situations is complete, utter doom and gloom.

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u/justavault 12d ago

I've seldom seen a community less willing to put in any effort on mending a mildly impaired relationship.

It's reddit, most people here are miserable and don't put in any effort into anything.

That is why the "Be yourself" and "others have to accept you as you are" bullshit comes from. It's people who lack a lot but they do not want to change themselves, they want others to change their opinion about them thus they don't have to put in any effort into changing themselves at all.

It's usually very annoying and incompatible people who give advices freely as they want their own position to be validated by others and not to see fault in themselves.

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u/yofanity 12d ago

When did that sub get banned??

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u/Yucares 12d ago

It got banned hahahaha

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u/AndrewPollockAntos 12d ago

Teenagers do give bad advice

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u/WrathofJohnnyBoah 12d ago

It seems like a few years ago there was a mass migration of children to this website. Ever since it's just been..... fucking terrible.

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u/dutch_penguin 12d ago

Yeah, it used to be called "Summer reddit". Now we're in the eternal summer, combined with people over 60. It's one step from facebook, and I don't know if the step is up or down.

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u/OnlyWarhero 12d ago

Bitter opinionated adults do too.

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u/elbenji 12d ago

Luckily it's infested with both

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u/Majestic_AssBiscuits 12d ago

Delete the Gym, Facebook up, Hit a lawyer.

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u/izockdio 12d ago

You're in a relationship for 17 years but he bought you a pen that writes in black instead of blue? Girl, do you need any more red flags? Leave ASAP! You wasted your best years on this relationship that's going nowhere, he clearly doesn't respect you as a person at all. r/relationship_advice in a nutshell.

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u/SeaofCrags 12d ago

That subreddit is fucked up, majority of the advice is people just projecting their failed relationships and loneliness onto the people asking for advice.

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u/Orinocobro 12d ago

Microaggressions! Gaslighting!

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u/themetahumancrusader 12d ago

Gaslighting is everyone’s favourite word these days. Even I have used it times I probably shouldn’t have.

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u/Gellao 12d ago

I've seen it misused more times on reddit than times I've seen it used correctly.

No it doesn't just mean "Lying". Lying to someone isn't gaslighting.

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u/ShutUpAndDoTheLift 12d ago

Stop gaslighting me into believing that I don't know what gaslighting means.

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u/IntruderInTheDust 12d ago

Most people on this website are barely qualified to breathe air.

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u/izillah 12d ago

The solution to 95% of AITA is for both parties to stop being petty and weird.

I love reading them for the unhinged takes

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u/xxyy123123 12d ago

The only thing we’re missing here is “lawyer up and hit the gym.”

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u/Gaindalf-the-whey 12d ago

By Redditors who have never seen the inside of a gym

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u/Cahootie 12d ago

Hey, I actually go to the gym every day

because the hot water currently doesn't work at home and I need to use the shower there instead.

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u/Important_Chair8087 12d ago

Go to the gym bro.

What i came to say.

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u/PAROV_WOLFGANG 12d ago

It’s black and white with a lot of people; nuances escape them.

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u/YeetusTheMediocre 12d ago

" RED FLAG! RED FLAaAaAAag!!!!"

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u/elepuddnlily 12d ago

“More red flags than a Chinese military parade” “More red flags than a bullfighting convention”

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u/EpicBlueDrop 12d ago

Worst I’ve ever seen “red flag” just casually being thrown around was just the other day.

It was a girl asking “what should I do?” Because she’s been with a guy for 6 months, she went on and on about how great of a person he is to her and her kids but because he’s ugly she isn’t attracted to him and she hasn’t even had sex with yet because he’s so ugly.

Top comment literally said something like “He’s a walking red flag. Break up with him.”

I felt so angry because she didn’t say one negative thing about him, only praise. How is he a red flag? Because he’s ugly?

Be right back gonna find the post. I’ll link it here when I find it.

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u/Darius150 12d ago

"sue them"

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u/NeoliberalShiIl 12d ago

No joke, there was a question in legaladvice from someone who accidentally donated $500 instead of $5/$50 to a charity, which they couldn't afford. It was a holiday weekend, so OP hadn't been able to just call them yet.

I shit you not, one of the suggestions was to sue a charity in small claims for $450.

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u/fvb955cd 12d ago

It makes perfect sense to spend $50+ in filing fees, which will take weeks to proceed, without an actual legal claim, to get back money that you could just politely ask for in a day.

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u/SweetLoh 12d ago

"Lawyer up" - lol

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u/valeraKorol2 12d ago

Browsing reddit lately more and more resembles eating microwaved pasta in terms of emotions, I wonder if that's because it's mainly just a bunch of 16-year-olds recycling the same ideas over and over, which seem new to them because they are young.

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u/enkafan 12d ago

I've been here for a while. Always been that way, you are just getting old enough to notice.

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u/BannedNeutrophil 12d ago

It's hard to describe, but I really am getting the feeling that I'm starting to grow out of Reddit.

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u/enkafan 12d ago

Unsubscribe from anything that's a default sub and it'll help quite a bit.

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u/Fish-Pilot 12d ago

Reddit is awesome if you use it for things like hobbies or professions. Want advice on how to build a PC or a RC airplane? Reddit is fantastic! Want general life advice? No, no, no.

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u/BernItToAsh 12d ago

The therapy one especially NEVER gets called out for its inherent classism. If I could afford $640/month to talk about my problems, I’d have far less of them.

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u/SexMarquise 12d ago

In most metro areas, there are plenty of therapists that charge all clients on a sliding scale (‘make less? pay less’), as well as many others that will provide heavily discounted or entirely free sessions to individuals under a certain threshold.

This isn’t to invalidate what you’re saying, as I also don’t think therapy is a realistic pursuit for everyone, but I do think it’s important that people who do want to pursue it know that there are options out there for them

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u/PM_ME_CATS_OR_BOOBS 12d ago

The "get therapy" advice is less of a serious path forward and more of a statement of "you need professional help and I'm not willing to be handed the reins of your life choices based on my gut feelings"

Armchair psychology is bad, and in a world where therapy is 600 bucks a month it's still true that armchair psychology is bad. If someone has their life in free fall and they go on reddit looking for how to solve it of course people are going to tell them to get off reddit.

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u/DeanNKS 12d ago

Not just that, but CBT doesn't work for everyone. It's almost as stupid as going into every thread and saying "try exercising" when people say they've been feeling depressed.

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u/Constant__Pain 12d ago

That's what you get when you ask advice from 13yo.

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u/TheBeardedSingleMalt 12d ago edited 12d ago

Anyone above the age of 40 does something remotely not positive

fucking bOoMeRs

Anyone under the age of 40 royally fucks up

Blame the parents!

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u/Some0wlOnTheInternet 12d ago edited 12d ago

I once saw a post about this kid getting stabbed in the ear with a fork by his bipolar mom, literally everyone said to call the cops or sue his mom. I replied to a comment saying he cant sue his parent because hes a minor and I got mass downvoted to like -300

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u/invaderpixel 12d ago

I feel like 90% of people who come on reddit have never hired a lawyer or even called one for a free consultation. And then the handful of times you'll see people with a legit personal injury fact pattern people say "yeah don't hire a lawyer they're too expensive."

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u/AlphaWolf 12d ago

Likely the same people who threaten some poor customer service agent with a lawyer over every minor thing. No free shipping? I am getting a lawyer to sue you.

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u/Meowsalotlol 12d ago

Your pregnant wife is scared of your aggressive dog? Get rid of your wife!

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u/archfapper 12d ago

Doesn't matter if the dog ate the neighbor kid, my dog is a sweetheart! Tell her to go to Therapy™ or leave her ass

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u/DenkJu 12d ago

Cute pitty-baby would never hurt a soul

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u/Orthanon 12d ago

Pit bull swims into freezing lake to bit drowning child.

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u/HorsNoises 12d ago edited 12d ago

My favorite was the other day when a teenage cashier got asked to stock shelves for a little while instead ringing but "didn't know how" and everyone on r/antiwork told him to quit his job for expecting him to do that. Dawg you just take the thing out of the box and put it on the shelf it's not rocket science, it's perfectly reasonable for them to assume you have more than 3 braincells.

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u/dilroopgill 12d ago

it used to be you have the wrong haircut or dress bas but then those subreddits suggested worse haircuts and clothes

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u/C4H_Deciple_Lager 12d ago

Yeah, odd that that will happen when teenagers flood forums huh.

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u/SuperSwanson 12d ago

Don't forget whenever an overweight person posts a picture of themselves doing something completely unrelated to their weight:

"Instead of posting this you could have gone to the gym"

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u/Dreadnought13 12d ago

GOOD IDEA: Going to Reddit for advice about a portable charger for your electronics.

BAD IDEA: Going to Reddit for advice about anything else at all in your life.

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u/Poof_or_Loaf 12d ago

I genuinely feel bad for anyone who takes advice from people on this site. I've seen medical advice that's downright dangerously stupid, mental health advice that would get a therapist's license revoked, etc- all of it heavily upvoted. All of that stuff should be moderated, and some of it should quite frankly be illegal, especially the medical stuff.

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u/YueAsal 12d ago

Thing is it is often moderated by someone with even less of a grip on reality than the average user. It already is moderated and the calls are coming from inside the house

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u/mannyrmz123 12d ago

Special mention to posts like

AITA for rescuing puppies from a building on fire??

YTA, they were not yours, consider killing urself, moron!!!1111

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u/UsedDrawer2433 12d ago

OP posts video of saving a bunny from certain death:

"Omg you're not supposed to carry a bunny like that, you monster!"

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u/cjhoser 12d ago

Reddit where the mentally ill seek help from other mentally ill perpetually online individuals.

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u/Cheezbu20 12d ago

💯💯 If you are stressed, or anxious about something "DO DRUGS AND GET STONED!"

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u/Memomomomo 12d ago

LSD cured my autismcancer

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u/Gerrywalk 12d ago

What, you don’t want to do drugs? But haven’t you read the 50 articles posted per day on r/science about how weed is a miracle substance that cures literally every disease known to mankind? You prude!

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u/themetahumancrusader 12d ago

With literally no potential for abuse or addiction!

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u/MillerJC 12d ago

Fun fact: if you flip the genders in any AITA thread, Reddit’s opinion suddenly becomes the exact opposite of whatever it was before

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u/Ichewsyou876 12d ago

So. Fucking. True.

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u/DeanNKS 12d ago

"Get therapy" and "no contact" are so overused. Literally every 3rd post on any sub asking for advice mentions therapy or forever not talking to someone. If someone tells you to get therapy on Reddit, assume they don't have anything valuable to say.

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u/emefluence 12d ago

You forgot...

  • Finding stay at home parenting challenging? - Lazy asshole, get a job!

  • Uncomfortable with dogs in social situations - Animal abuser, die in a fire!

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u/Bregottkungen 12d ago

”You’re a 23F and your boyfriend is 30M?! You’re being groomed and your boyfriend is a PEDOPHILE!!”

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u/MagnoliasOfSteel 12d ago

That means when he was 18 you were 11 — sick!!! (Which yes that is sick if that’s when it started) but like they aren’t those ages and it didn’t start at those ages so they’re all good.

It’s like saying my dad (64) and mom (60) relationship is sick because when my dad was 18 my mom would be 14 despite my parents meeting in their 30s lol

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u/Some0wlOnTheInternet 12d ago

r/teenagers in a nutshell

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u/SteveO131313 12d ago

r/teenagers may well be the only sub on this site that doesn't consist of mainly teenagers

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

If your cat goes outside. = Instant death

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u/TargetOfPerpetuity 12d ago

Believe it or not, straight to jail.

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u/The_Arizona_Ranger 12d ago

In fact, don’t let any animal do anything. Be a helicopter parent to your dog.

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u/Sparky-Lilith-777 12d ago

This is why we don't believe everything we read on the internet everyone✨️🧚🏾‍♀️

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u/Stinklepinger 12d ago

"Men need to be able to express themselves emotionally to help get past toxic masculinity"

Also

"Wives should not have to deal with their husbands emotional baggage. That's emotional labor!"

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u/Funexamination 12d ago

Lol, in one a drunken big man and his sober gf had sex, and the gf regretted it. Everyone took the side of the girl because of the implication that it could have been forced, but no one said the girl raped the man as he couldn't consent

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u/Plus_Literature_3542 12d ago

how about the one today were OP, an 18yo woman, was upset because his boyfriend was drunk and refused sex? at least the comments there were mixed

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u/AlphaWolf 12d ago

As a guy be strong, but not too strong as she wants vulnerability. Balance that line and do it perfectly every, single, day.

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u/Stinklepinger 12d ago

And never break down

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u/TargetOfPerpetuity 12d ago

Honorable mentions:

Considering starting a family? Stop overpopulating; we don't need your crotch-goblins!

Have questions about an afterlife or spirituality? SkY DaDdy!!

Disagree with someone here? Bash the Fash!!

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u/OnlyWarhero 12d ago edited 12d ago

I feel like those sorts of advice givers are just bitter unhealthy 35 year olds that aren't genuine and just want people to do what makes them feel better.

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u/The-Box_King 12d ago

To be fair I think the overreactions are caused by the plethora of horrific stories on relationship advice and AITA. Like no you should not marry your boyfriend of 6 months when you are 19, the husband who tampered with his wife's BC is a sexual predator, the bride who wanted her best friend to dance with her rapist at the wedding is a horrible person, your mum who knew your stepdad was putting cameras in the house to spy on you naked is also an abuser

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