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.
The answer to "how to make someone _____" is almost always, "Sorry, you can't make anybody do anything."
Search strings, snap judgments. Comments are on, for a change!
"Tell me your phone number and exactly where you live so I can judge if you are a SERIOUS STUDENT." Yikes.
Thriller author Amy Gentry answers this letter about abusive professors who feed like vampires on the potential of their students.
Soft rejections, mixing finances, and a primer for dealing with loaded questions.
Feelings (jealousy, discomfort, biphobia) clean-up in Aisle 7.
The subject line says it all, for content warning purposes, though if it helps: The Letter Writer sent the person packing and it was not a *successful* grooming attempt.
The world is on fire (in some places, quite literally), but it's a weird sort of comforting to know that wedding planning can still bring out the family bullies and control freaks like nothing else.
How do you back out when when someone manipulates you - successfully- into something you don't want to do? Plus, help for when you need to ghost a baby and his manipulative parents.