How do I handle street harassment being directed at a woman I’m with? Do I call the person out or try to avoid more confrontation?
I recently found myself jobless after being laid off from my company. While my partner and I aren’t immediately concerned with the layoff because of the severance pay and our savings, some friends and family are and are quite vocal about me finding a new job right now. How do I get them to back… Continue reading You’ve Been Laid Off And Friends and Family Are Pressuring You
I think my friend might have a drinking problem and I don’t know if I should say something or not. I guess it feels hypocritical because I used to get drunk all the time with her in college. We weren’t great influences on each other but we had a lot of fun. Now we’re 25… Continue reading You’re Concerned About Someone’s Drinking
I recently lost a friend to a drug overdose. I was sharing that news with an acquaintance and she made a sympathetic face and said “well maybe it is for the best. At least now the pain is over.” I resisted smacking her in the face but only barely and I definitely didn’t have anything… Continue reading Comforting Someone Who Is Grieving
At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I am a smart person. That doesn’t make me a jerk, but correcting people constantly sometimes does. I don’t have a good sense of when I should correct the person speaking or when they are going to give me a death stare. If I was saying something… Continue reading You Feel The Need to Correct Someone
How do I tell my roommate to clean up his dishes (in the living room) without being an asshole? Keep in mind, I’m bad about doing my own dishes. I don’t leave them everywhere though.
So my roommate’s boyfriend has been essentially living in the apartment for months now, and I’ve brought it up twice and my roommate has said that he’s not moving. He’s recently found his own place, but still spends a majority of the time here, and they just now got engaged…. How do I ask for… Continue reading Your Roommate’s Boyfriend Basically Moves In
Is there a way to not be a jerk when you hate your boyfriend’s friends? My boyfriend is great, but he is friends with some complete degenerates. I don’t really understand it but it has something to do with their history and loyalty because of what they’ve been through together. I’m not like making a… Continue reading You Hate Your Boyfriend’s Friends
My friend is vegan and gets upset when meals aren’t centered around her at social gatherings. It drives me nuts. I always make sure there is something she can eat, but I don’t make a huge second option for her. I kind of feel like if she is going to be that restrictive with her… Continue reading Your Vegan Friend Wants More Food Options
Mother’s Day is coming up. Any tips for not being a jerk then?