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The Five Things I’ve Learned About Starting My Own Law Firm

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About two months have passed since I decided to stop alternating between applying for jobs that I had no chance of getting, and driving hours on end to the armpit of California for jobs that I didn’t want. That existence was quickly driving me insane, so I figured I’d rather embark into the exciting world of SELF-EMPLOYMENT. As someone who …

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Dear Bitter Butch: How Does Someone Refuse Unhelpful ‘Help’?

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Hi Bitter Butch, I’m going blindo. I have night blindness and some peripheral vision loss, but I’m nowhere near legally blind and don’t need a cane yet. It basically means I take a little longer to get around, especially in the dark, since I have to scan back and forth to get the whole picture (if that makes any sense).  …

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Dear Bitter Butch: I Just Got Married And It Isn’t Going Well

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Dear Bitter Butch, My wedding was a month ago, and things aren’t going very well. My husband is withholding sex. He has done this before, and I know you are probably going to say I shouldn’t have married someone so childish and selfish. But, I did, and now I just need to figure out what to do going forward. I’ve given …

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Dear Bitter Butch: Are My Relatives Introverts Or Just Jerks?

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Dear Bitter Butch, Please help me understand and deal with my introverted relatives! I am extroverted and thrive on interaction with others. When I have been left alone without human contact for too long, I begin to go a little batty. Over Thanksgiving, my sibling + spouse + kids came over to my folks’ place for dinner. I watched as …

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Dear Bitter Butch: How Do I Avoid Talking About My Illness At Work?

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Dear Bitter Butch, People at work seem to want to know details about my chronic condition. I’ve told them that I have fibromyalgia, which is why I sometimes miss work. They ask questions about my medications and doctors. I’d rather not discuss these things. It doesn’t help that they talk freely about their colds, headaches, surgeries, hot flashes, etc. What …

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Mosquitos and the Science of Legal Nuisances

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Have you ever wondered why you seem to be cursed with bad luck in your law practice? Why situations that seemed so simple turned into catastrophes? Do you often feel like a shortstop, expecting to field one grounder, and suddenly you’re pelted by balls from every direction? Why are there so many balls? When did they change the rules of …

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