Ooh, ooh! Sweet Machine emailed me the perfect image to go with this question. Dear Captain, I have an issue concerning an impasse I'm having with a friend. Let me give you some context for said impasse. This friend of mine is a human I have known for years, we'll call him Steve. Over that … Continue reading #225: Restating boundaries with a clingy friend.
A reader responded to yesterday's post with this story: ...I was sitting around at 3am reading blogs when some guy knocked on my window, since mine was the only light on in the street–he’d locked his keys in his car, and wanted to borrow my phone. Then when he couldn’t reach the person he called, … Continue reading The art of “no,” continued: Saying no when you’ve already said yes.