So the biggest issue in my life right now is work. I’ve had a lot of issues with a woman I’ll call Becky. We used to get along really well, but shortly before my life imploded in other ways, she started being weird towards me. I was really patient with her for a long time, but after 3 months she’d become ruder and ruder and had started belittling me in front of people and enough was enough. I complained to my boss, who couldn’t have cared less, and I ended up moving to the other side of the office to get away from her.

I always resented having to move, because it isolated me, and shortly afterwards my anaemia got a lot worse. I was feeling dreadful, she was still being rude to me and accused me of coming on to her(!!!). I had a meltdown and called her a bully. I have mixed feelings about that in retrospect. It wasn’t tactful but it also wasn’t unjustified. I ended up taking mid-November through to the end of December off sick.

I went back in January and avoided her as much as possible. We ended up having a completely unprofessional and loud argument in the kitchen one morning at the end of January because she was upset I was avoiding her and not speaking to her. During this argument she accused me of “still” coming on to her, which was a bit silly at this point, as I had not initiated any contact with her for about 3 months.

She started making an effort to be polite to me after that, but she suddenly stopped for reasons only she understands, and started being strange and rude again. At that point I went to HR, who arranged a mediation session. I’ll post more about that next time.

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