"We had the dramatic deathbed reunion everybody pressured me into and then the jerk lived. What now?"
It's that time! Sex, breakups, saying no to stuff you don't wanna do, red flags, Darcying
Search strings, snap judgments. Comments are on, for a change!
Nobody loves separating the books and dishtowels, but when it's time, it's time.
Your love and grief are real, even if they're inspired by an inadequate and disappointing source.
Maybe your avoidant parent will be so avoidant that he'll do what you want in order to avoid conflict.
If someone averages 36 hours between responses, what happens if you assume that their response time will be 36 hours?
Your partner's ex, your partner's friend group, your partner's life choices are your partner's job to manage.
There is "what might be technically owed" and "what is realistic and workable now." In general, don't try to extract the former at the expense of the latter with people you'd like to stay friends with.
"I hated living with them so I moved the hell out. What is there to 'mediate?'"