Hard to Say
When we shrink our lives down to bubbles and pods, we lose access to the low-stakes connections that are good for our well-being. Here's how to fix that.
It feels like apathy and despair about democracy are at an all-time high right now, but this is the exact moment when it's most important not to give up.
It can be hard to know the best response when jokes and cries for help sound so similar.
Managing other people's reactions to your trauma is exhausting; enlisting someone else to update folks your behalf is a small act of self-care, and an easy way to take people up on their “let me know if you need anything” offers.
Most of us think we're being careful during this pandemic... so when making plans, it's a good idea to discuss what "careful" actually means to you in practice.
Don’t try to set them up with the only other queer person you know, who they have absolutely nothing in common with.
If you're not Black but want to support BLM, having fraught conversations with your kinda (or definitely) racist loved ones will likely not be fun, but it’s a very worthy undertaking.
It's difficult to believe that people are insisting it's fine to attend their in-person celebration because "everyone will be wearing masks"—and to talk to them about why you won't be there.
With all this time to talk and life essentially on hold, big conversations can bring extra pressure.
There’s no time like a crisis to learn to trust yourself, listen to your own needs, and set boundaries with kindness and confidence.
It's time for roommates and partners to stop pretending that proceeding germily through life without taking any precautions is totally cool and fine.