The theory is that if you agree to someone else’s needs now, then your needs will take on more weight in future discussions. This works with sibling relationships. It does not so much work in adult relationships, including professional ones.
When shopping with Mom, stay as far from the body as possible. Coats great! Bras bad.
How many single Billfolders buy themselves presents on their birthdays?
The thing I worry about, for this person—and I know that I am overreaching my boundaries by worrying about something on someone else’s behalf, but whatever—is the part where they compare the work day to a storm cloud that’s ruining their picnic. Um … freelance writing is work.
How to keep saving over 70% of your income, even while pregnant.
It’s the same reason caring for others is undervalued; we can’t even properly value caring for ourselves.
Are there “mandatory” things you’ve elected not to do in your life? How did those decisions turn out?
Does the gig economy help people out of the underclass or create a whole new one?
“I really enjoyed putting on a good-looking suit and tie every day — it made me feel like a true professional when I was just out of college.”