Sometimes when you stop trying to make yourself like someone, it's easier to keep the peace at parties.
"I hated living with them so I moved the hell out. What is there to 'mediate?'"
"This bugs me" doesn't equal "This is wrong," and this Letter Writer gets that. 🙂
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.
Sometimes Alison at Ask A Manager and I like to answer questions about workplace awkwardness together.
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."
It is that time when I pretend that the search strings people typed in are actual questions. Details? What details. Mitigating circumstances? Ha! It's all assumptions, all the time!
Probably just tell people when they have spinach in their teeth and when they have unintentional crotch displays.