The candy is half-price the flowers are wilting, and in my inbox some sweet folks are a-jilting. My manuscript's growing, my brain needs a break, so time for some letters about hope and heartbreak.
Update: “I think my professors fucked me up.”
Evidence of life after escaping an abusive and toxic environment.
#1393: “How can I stop other women from hating on me for my happy life?”
Do you want friends, as in autonomous human beings, or do you want an app that provides daily affirmations and asks no questions?
#1392: Doom or Consequences? The Case of The Transmisogynist Missing Stair…Who Bites
"They bite, and are a total asshole with no home training, but I love them anyway" is for adorable cats you adopt out of the trash, not for friends. And when friends come over, those cats go in a nice room with water and a litter box and a door that closes.
#1391: “Anxious Coworker Is Triggering My Mothering Instinct”
When work says, "We're like a family here," they never mean a happy, functional family.
#1390: My wife wants a divorce but I don’t want to go to court.
Think of a lawyer as a divorce expert who takes care of business so you can take care of feelings.
#1389: “I am taking over a course from a professor who died. How should I proceed?”
"Hello, I wouldn't be here if your actual professor hadn't died. Who's ready to LEARN?"
#1388: “A woman wants to bond with me over our shared history of an abusive man – and I’m struggling to be polite while also maintaining boundaries.”
Sometimes the enemy of your enemy is not your friend, and that's okay. Content note for mention (but not details) of past abusive relationships.
#1387: “I’m dating a married man, help!”
Another day, another disappointing man who deserves neither wife nor mistress.
CANCELLED London meetup indoors, 5th November
Edit: cancelled sorry, too few RSVPs. Let me know if you're interested in coming in future, and any changes which would help Hello everyone! I haven't run this meetup for a while, as a combination of my own health issues going on, plus what looked like reduced interest, but here we go again. Please can … Continue reading CANCELLED London meetup indoors, 5th November