We’re not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but going to a therapist is normal. People often break up with their therapists when they don’t feel there’s any progression, or they feel like they can’t completely open up to them. It’s hard to find a therapist you completely trust, so when you do find that person, it’s always a good idea to keep them around. Being able to say anything and everything to a therapist is the goal of therapy, so let’s hope this person wanted this outcome, though it’s oddly normal to want to trick your therapist, or “win” therapy (via PupABC).
At work, we all have breaking points, especially when we don’t feel satisfied with our jobs. There have been times we’ve wanted to call out our manager or say something completely harsh to them, but we held it back. This person reached their breaking point, which is normally going to happen after some time. When their manager asked how long it would take to fix something with their help, they causally said it would take twice as long. It’s painfully funny and accurate, though most of us will stick to biting our tongues (via PupABC).
It’s nice to be invited somewhere. It makes us feel good and like people want to be around us. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to go. Most of us can oddly relate to wanting to get invited places but knowing, deep down, we’re going to say no. Honestly, we just want the ego boost and to know we’re desired. That’s about it, and then we can happily go back to our antisocial lives (via Twitter).
When this professor told their students most of them won’t pass the course, what did they think was going to happen? That’s not the best way to start class, and it’s one way to set expectations that most of them won’t pass the course. Unfortunately, it’s completely normal for a professor to say something like this to set the bar high (via Twitter)
This social media post hit too close to home, especially for those of you nearing 30. No one wants to admit there is a sense of dread hanging heavy on thirty-year-olds shoulders. The way they put it, though, makes our reality seem hilarious. When we were kids, we couldn’t wait to grow up, and now that we’re grown up, we wish we could go back in time. The back pain is one thing, and most of us are probably still getting over a bad breakup. And the sense of dread about society is entirely another thing we don’t even want to deal with (via PupABC).
When we turn on the tap, we expect it to come out of the tap. But those seconds beforehand, as the water comes out of the shower head, are the most terrifying. It’s as if we’re frozen in time, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. All we can do is brace ourselves for the inevitable. It’s pretty normal for this to happen, but we still feel the same sense of fear every time it happens (via Twitter).
If you’re a mom, you can most likely attest to this. How often have you said the same things to your kids, only to have it go in one ear and out the other? We tell them to listen closely, even with the knowledge that we’re going to say the same thing hundreds, if not thousands more times, and for eighteen years or more. It’s a normal part of being a parent, and like an unspoken contract, parents have to sign up for. Still, most parents love it and wouldn’t change it for the world, though saying the same thing multiple times would surely get annoying (via Twitter)