QI have finally a super-hot date Saturday night, but I know—I just know—this insane loser partner will call some emergency document review. The stress of the unknown is consuming me. I work 80 hours a week, every week. I don’t even mind it. But I can’t blow this chick off. She’s too hot. I’m too horny.
AOn Monday, tell the “insane loser partner” that your parents will be in town for the weekend and you won’t be around on Saturday. Remind him or her again on Thursday. If you want to be an ass-kisser, you can say that you’re free to work on Sunday, if need be. But as for Saturday, no can do. Firm plans. Don’t budge. Don’t cave. Partners are like insane ex-girlfriends/boyfriends: You need to establish firm boundaries, or they’ll ruin your life.