I like to keep my social life and work life separate, but my coworkers are overwhelming me with their friendship. How can I politely convince them to leave me alone?

Show Notes

When your coworkers describe themselves as a close knit dysfunctional family, are you obligated to participate? This week, we'll talk about how very healthy and normal it is to have a job that is "just a job." We'll also discuss why you should never, ever admit that out loud. Also: Jenn discovers The OmegaBunny, and Trin has an adventure in sunless tanning.

CW: At about 27m40s going forward, we have a COVID-related discussion of what "returning to normal" might look like, and what that even means.

What is Friendshipping!?

How do I quit feeling so jealous of successful friends? Can I befriend my ex? Should I ask my coworker why she unfollowed me on Twitter?

Every week Jenn & Trin answer your questions about friendship! We try to advise on the tricky stuff that's making you feel weird.

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