When someone tries to give me parenting advice…
How do I not be a jerk when I invite people over for an early dinner, because I have young kids and still want to be social, but want to kick them out by 8PM because we are all exhausted…
How do you deal with a former coworker who is a super nice person, but not great at their job, asking you to write a LinkedIn recommendation for them?
Ok so as an employee I arrived to my scheduled shift of 4am- noon. How does one manage to not be a jerk when the manager who made the schedule says that she wants me to work 6-2 instead. I had already made plans after my shift like most do. I wouldn’t be nearly as… Continue reading Your Boss Changes Your Schedule at the Last Minute
My friend told me that she and her husband had a third miscarriage. This time she was into the second trimester. I tried really hard to say the right things but walked away from the conversation feeling like I hadn’t been helpful. What do you say when someone gives you really bad news and you… Continue reading You Don’t Know What to Say
I have the hardest time breaking up with someone. When I was younger, I used to start being a crappy boyfriend just so that they would break up with me and feel like they did it instead of getting dumped. In my 20’s I did a lot of the it’s not you, it’s me stuff… Continue reading Breaking Up With Someone
Recently, a friend revealed that she had chosen not to get her youngest child vaccinated. She brought it up herself in conversation and claimed that she was exploring “more natural approaches to parenting.” I think this is flagrantly ignorant garbage that is dangerous and selfish. As I was flabbergasted at the time, I let it… Continue reading Your Friend Is Choosing To Not Vaccinate Her Child
My very kind friend has a kid who acts cruelly toward her littler sibling. My friend knows that is a problem but seems to minimize the issue when I see some pretty concerned empathy gaps. I know that no one wants to think that there is something wrong with their child but how can I… Continue reading Your Friend’s Kid Is Cruel to Their Sibling
I feel like my whole life I was taught that it was the gentlemanly thing to do to give up your seat to the young, elderly, and members of the opposite sex. Two of these make sense but I’ve realized that the lumping of women into those categories seems super sexist but the thought still… Continue reading You Aren’t Sure Whether To Offer Your Seat
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?