When work says, "We're like a family here," they never mean a happy, functional family.
#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.
#1386: “How do I go No Contact with my dad again now that he’s no longer dying?”
"We had the dramatic deathbed reunion everybody pressured me into and then the jerk lived. What now?"
It Came From The Search Terms: 33rd of August
It's that time! Sex, breakups, saying no to stuff you don't wanna do, red flags, Darcying
It Came From The Search Terms: It’s Gonna Be May
Search strings, snap judgments. Comments are on, for a change!
#1370: “I feel suffocated and want to move away from my stingy roommate.”
Nobody loves separating the books and dishtowels, but when it's time, it's time.
#1361: “I can’t leave that one unrequited love alone.”
Your love and grief are real, even if they're inspired by an inadequate and disappointing source.
#1360: “Is there any reasonable way to ask the father who abandoned me if I can have my dead mother’s wedding ring?”
Maybe your avoidant parent will be so avoidant that he'll do what you want in order to avoid conflict.
#1353: My friend always takes over a day to respond to messages.
If someone averages 36 hours between responses, what happens if you assume that their response time will be 36 hours?
#1348: “How to tell an ex you’re pregnant when it’s not theirs and not your ex”
Your partner's ex, your partner's friend group, your partner's life choices are your partner's job to manage.