Do you want friends, as in autonomous human beings, or do you want an app that provides daily affirmations and asks no questions?
"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.
When work says, "We're like a family here," they never mean a happy, functional family.
Think of a lawyer as a divorce expert who takes care of business so you can take care of feelings.
"Hello, I wouldn't be here if your actual professor hadn't died. Who's ready to LEARN?"
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.
Another day, another disappointing man who deserves neither wife nor mistress.
"We had the dramatic deathbed reunion everybody pressured me into and then the jerk lived. What now?"
"Is it technically cheating?" vs. "Even if the answer is no, is this the kind of relationship you want?"
When someone is consistently mean to you, and you say "if you keep being mean to me, we might have to break up," may I humbly suggest that you are not The Problem.