Am I the asshole for not wanting to go to a family party?

It’s Friday morning and I’m just sitting down with my coffee. We’re in another heatwave here but the high is only plus 32C unlike the 40C weather we had last week. The temperature is uncomfortable, but at least my condo has cooled down and is sitting comfortably around 25C. I can sleep in that at…

Why did your toxic relationship end?

It’s Friday morning and already turning out to be a beautiful day. Plans for a long morning walk were foiled as my knee is stiff and I can barely walk. But – I still had a shower, got dressed, even trimmed my hair and am ready to start the day. Even though my day actually…

Self-Help: passive aggressive behaviour

Something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is what is known as passive aggressive behaviour. It’s something I have wanted to write about for a long time but had troubles coming up with examples of how passive aggression has affected my relationships. In order to share my own personal experiences with passive aggression, I…