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Being English, this might be regional.. The word should definitely does have obligation attached to its use very often. However it can also be used as a suggestion...
"I heard you were looking for work. You should have a chat with Joe at the builders' yard, he's looking for someone"

Or an expectation/expression of likelihood...
"If you eat healthily, you should have more energy"

Or with "really" added afterwards to acknowledge its obligatory meaning while at the same time dismissing it...
"I shouldn't really watch my neighbour sunbathing naked"
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