"I hated living with them so I moved the hell out. What is there to 'mediate?'"
What to do when everyone you know is getting vaccinated, except for you? What about when you're the relatively fortunate person? Also, what about relatives who refuse to be immunized? Here are some thoughts about that.
"Don't touch me" isn't complicated. You know who makes it complicated? CREEPS, THAT'S WHO.
There's a lot to be said sometimes for faking it until you make it, but I'm a big fan of dropping the act and dropping the shame right along with it.
If you don't know what to say, revert to first principles: Something is probably better than nothing.
Ahhhhhh that very recognizable feeling when you are so hungry for someone's company and yet all your instincts are to drive them away.
How to move on when you blew two chances and know that a third isn't coming.
Numbness can be a survival skill, but the feeling's gotta come back sometime.
The question u asked: "How do I decline future social invitations from people I don't like anymore?"
The question I answered: "It is okay to outgrow friendships and only RSVP 'yes' to the parties you want to attend."
Just spitballing here, but what if my fellow white people took bigotry in our social spaces incredibly fucking seriously for a change?