Listeners sent in some great questions this week that really moved us. "I fucked up ten years ago. I was a teenager. Can I make amends?" and "My friend said something crappy to me a few months ago. It's still bothering me. Should I bring it up now?" In this episode we discuss addressing your mistakes and regrets of yesteryear, and Trin becomes several versions of Meryl Streep. (Content warning: discussions of consent in the last few minutes.)
This week's theme is: badness. Bad feelings, bad behavior, the whole deal. Our first question is "I've been unfriended by two people in my life. I've never done them wrong. What's the deal here?" followed by "My boyfriend is dismissive when I tell him my problems. NOW WHAT?" [cracks knuckles] Here. we. GO.
If you've ever felt jealous of someone else's creative success, this episode will give you an entire THIRTY SECONDS of relief and happiness before you just feel jealous again. Also we start a bloody rivalry with Do By Friday.
Hey, Jenn here. I just got off the horn with legal and they advised us against posting this one, but guess what? We're bad to the bone. So enjoy this episode where we answer the most important question of all time: "Should I tell my therapist I smoke weed?"
To celebrate three years of making this show, your humble narrators discuss their favorite topic: themselves. Trin shares what made her laugh today. Jenn reflects on the glory days. And if you glean any wisdom from this episode, it's purely by accident.
A listener asks, "My friend REALLY unloads on me. The heavy stuff. I'm worried about her! How can I help?" We've got a few ideas! Are they good ideas? Who's to say. At least this episode is funny. Also, Trin's got a new therapist. Content warning for discussion of depression.
In this episode, we discuss how it's possible for you to be both 1) kind and 2) impolite! BELIEVE IT. We also offer some suggestions for dealing with a co-worker who is disruptive in your work space. Oh, and... we formally break up with Trin's therapist. For real.
"I'm a touchy kind of person but my friends aren't. How do I approach this without making anyone uncomfortable?" and "I'm in a group text with 14 people I barely know. It's all baby pictures. How do I get out of this politely?" Thank god for Jenn's bachelor's degree in communications or we never would have been able to answer this week's questions, all about: conflicting communication styles! (Note: The first eight minutes of this episode are nutty. Trin shares her bizarre and amazing follow-up story about her WHACKADOODLE therapist. Includes a content warning for brief mentions of divorce and suicide.)
It's 2018 and we're backstreets back, ALRIGHT! Miss us? In this episode we tackle "My co-worker is just too OUTRAGEOUSLY FRIENDLY for me" and "When I vent to my friend, she gives me advice and tries to fix everything, even when I specifically ask her not to."
A "cactus friend" is a pal who doesn't need a lot of watering or sunlight to feel loved. Did you know that term? Now you do. We think our friend Kate made it up. In this episode, we kinda-sorta lovingly lecture one of our listeners for maaaybe being too much of a cactus friend. Sometimes you DO need to water your friends! Call them back! Answer that text! (Hey, content warning for the first few minutes: sex mentions. And Christmas. Together.)