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Old 04-02-2019, 03:08 PM

Don't ask her how she is. Just say "good morning" or "hello" or "nice to see you today" or some other greeting that doesn't require an answer.

I'm sort of flummoxed by the idea of expecting people to ask how you are or that asking people how they are is the only way to be nice or polite. Especially when you don't want them to answer?

I do get that conversations should be reciprocal and it seems like maybe that is the real issue here.

My inlaws all say "how did you sleep?" when they greet each other in the morning. I have no desire to tell them about my sleep or to know how theirs was unless there was something noteworthy. I had to train my husband not to ask me that every morning and reassure him I'd keep him informed if there was exciting news overnight. It drives me nuts. They probably think I'm rude.
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