"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.
#1389: “I am taking over a course from a professor who died. How should I proceed?”
"Hello, I wouldn't be here if your actual professor hadn't died. Who's ready to LEARN?"
#1378: “I want to be her guard dog, but I’m more of a thunder-vest wearing puppy.”
When in doubt, remove pressure and think of learning a new skill as "practice." Content Note: Brief mention of kink in the question. If you're a child and/or the concept of D/s relationships irks you, skip this one.
It Came From The Search Terms: It’s Gonna Be May
Search strings, snap judgments. Comments are on, for a change!
#1377: Hosting two families with different conceptions of time.
In which the Party Planning Committee consists of one exhausted pregnant lady trying to please everyone.
#1371: “I’m a cuckoo morning lark in a parliament of night owls.”
It is okay to enjoy slightly different vacationing rules than other people.
#1359: Sibling’s Christmas Decorations Are Making My Parents Break Down
The problem with ultimatums is sometimes people take you up on them.
#1338: “*surprised Pikachu face* Another friendship that stresses me out!”
Let's you and me drive a stake through the heart of NiceGirl™ Summer.
#1336: “Shutting down pressure to see transphobic and homophobic family.”
Content note/reminder that describing bigotry accurately sometimes includes examples. Followed by the usual reminders that boundaries are more about deciding what you will do than about what you can convince other people to do.
#1335: Advice about anxiety about over-committing to in-person hangouts written by a person with ADHD who struggles with time.
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.