When fear of over-committing meets terror of letting other people down, that's where you'll find me and way more than one of you, if my inbox is any indication.
How to plot the accumulated costs of "useless objects" vs. "pointless arguments" over time?
Good fences continue to make good neighbors, metaphorically and literally.
When someone says "I don't have romantic feelings for you," take them at their word.
Sometimes when you stop trying to make yourself like someone, it's easier to keep the peace at parties.
"I hated living with them so I moved the hell out. What is there to 'mediate?'"
"This bugs me" doesn't equal "This is wrong," and this Letter Writer gets that. 🙂
Sometimes Alison at Ask A Manager and I like to answer questions about workplace awkwardness together.
Feelings (jealousy, discomfort, biphobia) clean-up in Aisle 7.
When you want to share an extremely mood-ruining thing (death of a parent) without ruining the mood: Be brief and direct, and let other people be nice to you for a minute.