Like the creative writing workshop advice goes, if one person tells you a piece of feedback about your story, that's just their opinion, but if ten people give you the same note, there's probably something worth paying attention to on the input side.
When someone says "I don't have romantic feelings for you," take them at their word.
Two spouses wrote to me and I don't want to post the letters full of painful details but I also could not leave it alone.
"You dumped me, remember? Kindly sigh into someone else's moving boxes."
Feelings (jealousy, discomfort, biphobia) clean-up in Aisle 7.
Numbness can be a survival skill, but the feeling's gotta come back sometime.
I believe the classic phrase is "don't set yourself on fire to keep somebody else warm."
"You're chopping the peppers wrong," or, when cooking together stops being a fun date-night activity.
Content note for mention of suicidal ideation, and reminder that roommate fights are for "It's your turn to buy toilet paper," not "It actually oppresses me when your face does that." Dear Captain Awkward, I have a question about reconciling with friends when everyone involved has made mistakes. Sorry this is so long... My wife … Continue reading #1297: My friends had a huge falling-out with my wife. Can we ever be friends again?
If he apologizes he might shatter into a million little pieces, this is Very Serious!