"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.
Category: Geek Social Fallacies
#1388: “A woman wants to bond with me over our shared history of an abusive man – and I’m struggling to be polite while also maintaining boundaries.”
Sometimes the enemy of your enemy is not your friend, and that's okay. Content note for mention (but not details) of past abusive relationships.
#1383 “Is it okay for my female friends to exclude my male friend’s awful fiancée, even if that means she’s the only woman left out?”
The Geek Social Fallacies are powerful, but they are not invincible.
#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.
#1370: “I feel suffocated and want to move away from my stingy roommate.”
Nobody loves separating the books and dishtowels, but when it's time, it's time.
5 Answers to “That’s Certainly A Question”
Answers to unpublishable questions, like a New Year's cleanse for upsetting letters.
#1356: “I don’t want to be friends with my neighbor anymore.”
Are you overreacting or are you just reacting to evidence of observed behavior and patterns?
#1348: “How to tell an ex you’re pregnant when it’s not theirs and not your ex”
Your partner's ex, your partner's friend group, your partner's life choices are your partner's job to manage.
#1347: “My friend asked me if we could add ‘benefits,’ I still feel weird about it, am I justified in ending the friendship?”
"Good news, I finally persuaded my fiancée to let me sleep with other people, now we can finally act out all my fantasies about you over Zoom!" Whoa, seems sexy!
#1346: “My new ‘friend’ has alt-right skeletons in her closet. How do I nope out?”
"Inside this lady are two bigots, one is capable of acting nice sometimes and the other is not, don't feed either of them with your time, sympathy, or attention."