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.
Search strings, snap judgments. Comments are on, for a change!
In which the Party Planning Committee consists of one exhausted pregnant lady trying to please everyone.
It is okay to enjoy slightly different vacationing rules than other people.
The problem with ultimatums is sometimes people take you up on them.
Let's you and me drive a stake through the heart of NiceGirl™ Summer.
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.
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.
"Don't touch me" isn't complicated. You know who makes it complicated? CREEPS, THAT'S WHO.
On calling bluffs, escape velocity, and the futile, necessary, but probably still futile, work of reclaiming some of our relatives from history's flaming dumpster. Content note: Sometimes honestly talking about authoritarian stuff and white supremacy means describing it, so there are examples of actual racist and xenophobic statements from relatives herein.