Troubleshooting Guide

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and you had better be on speaking terms with it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

You can expect difficulties and setbacks in the course of your social development. Some problems have a relatively simple "fix", while others require careful attention and a great deal of patience. Consider problems as challenges and learning experiences, rather than as painful failures and doors slammed in your face.

Women seem to find you physically repulsive. They are uncomfortable in your presence and it seems as if they can't wait to get away from you.
The women you find interesting want no part of you, while the ones attracted to you hold no appeal.

Problems starting a conversation.
Love letters
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A certain woman you know casually has shown an interest in you. You would like to get to know her better, but neither of you has the nerve to "make the first move".

You know the woman has strong feelings for you because she becomes nervous, red-faced and flustered in your presence. She seems to have more severe shyness and self-confidence problems than even you do.

You are going out with a woman who shows you no affection at all, who constantly criticizes everything you do, who has no interest in the things that are important to you. She permits you to take her to dinner and entertain her, and makes you feel that this is what you owe her for being with her. You are nevertheless overwhelmed and grateful to be near her, and if you could only get her to return your love, it would make your life complete.

You seem stuck in a rut. Your life has settled into a dull routine of loneliness and even the prospect of a close relationship hardly excites you any more.

You are tired of making a fool of yourself over women, tired of being humiliated and rejected. You don't know where you'll find the courage to go on looking for love.

Absolutely nothing seems to work.

Brady's First Law of Problem Solving:
When confronted by a difficult problem, you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger have handled this?"