“Just cut them off. They’re toxic and you don’t need that kinda negativity in your life.”

– the You’re Not The Asshole Department

It feels like every time I see someone on the internet asking for relationship advice – not even just romantic, even friendship or general social situations – the most obvious answer is, “Maybe talk to them about it?” Which, I get it, it’s one of those “simple but not easy” answers, but it almost always is the best answer.

Every other piece of advice just turns out to be some sort of convoluted means of reading another person’s mind without just asking them what they think. Or worse, asking the Internet to read your partner’s/friend’s/co-worker’s mind based on your own personal testimony.

– James