DEAR SILVR: WEEK 2

I’ve Helped You Before, and Now I’m Doing It Again


Throughout my life, I’ve learned some valuable lessons, which have helped me grow as a person, and answer life’s difficult questions. Because I believe others could benefit from my knowledge and experiences, I’ve reached out to the internet, hoping to advise people whose greatest challenges have arisen. All questions were submitted anonymously, and the authors shall remain anonymous.


Dear Silvr,
I think my new beau might be lying about where he’s been? How can I find out the truth without scaring him off? – Anonymous


Lustful Liar,

Most people lie to someone when they have found that person to be untrustworthy. What have you done recently to break your lover’s trust? Have you been a good partner, or could you be a lot better?

Sincerely,
Silvr


Dear Silvr,
What’s the best lunch to eat at your desk that’s healthy but won’t make your coworkers feel sad for you because you’re eating plain quinoa and spinach again? -Anonymous


Sad Salad,

I know it must feel awful to make your co-workers sad. If it’s not already too late to fix this situation, apologize by bringing an exciting, fun, lunch to share with them.

Sincerely,
Silvr


Dear Silvr,
I have a friend who owes another friend of mine money, and it is tearing apart our group. What can I do? – Anonymous


Selfish Standbyer,

It’s never too late to change your behavior and attitude. Stop making the situation worse by doing nothing – give your friend money, on behalf of your other friend.

Sincerely,
Silvr


Dear Silvr,
One of my coworkers is always in a bad mood and takes it out on me. How do I diffuse the situation without having to bring it up to management? – Anonymous


Co-Worker Killer,

You are correct – bringing this up to management will most likely only worsen the situation, and make you look bad. Try keeping a little notebook handy to write down your behavior during the workday. After about a week of journaling your daily habits, transcribe this information in an Excel Spreadsheet or Access Database. In a column to the right of your listed behaviors, rate each item on a scale of 1-10, in regards to how much you think each one ruins your co-worker’s day. This will help you prioritize which of your behaviors you should change first. Next, in another column, write a brief paragraph next to each item, mapping out how you plan to correct your behavior. By doing this, you’ll not only improve yourself as a person, but also not be a total bummer to your co-worker.

Sincerely,
Silvr


Dear Silvr,
How do I deal with the heartbreak of my dearest friend confusing me with someone else? – Anonymous


Whatsherface,

Wear a nametag.

Sincerely,
Silvr

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