The day my boyfriend called me fat…

To quote the great philosopher Sir Mix-a-Lot, “I ain’t down with that!”

I’m generally someone who avoids awkward conversations. For example, the day my son asked me “How do babies get in your tummy and how do they get out?” — I said in response, “Bellybutton” and promptly left the room.

I tend to take a wide berth from personal interactions that are uncomfortable or potentially confrontational — I’m just not one of those people who gets off on getting up in someone else’s grill. I instead often…