The ultimate guide to handling awkward situations

Life can throw us some serious curveballs and it’s not always easy to know the best way to deal with them.

Here are some of life’s awkward situations and how you can come out on top and stay classy.

Someone throws you shade on social media
Ooh, you have the perfect response but it’s important to think first; do you really NEED to reply to shade? The sender knows you’ve seen it, and so does everyone else… so sometimes saying nothing says absolutely everything.

You messed up…bad
You’ve made a massive boo-boo and your friend is really mad at you. What now? Apologise. It’s as simple as that. It doesn’t matter why it happened or who else was involved – you need to own your mistake. All you can do is hope it’s good enough but at least you’ll have a clear conscience.

You send the message to the wrong person
Yes, you could try and convince them it wasn’t about them – but come on, let’s be realistic. The best thing to do is to actually talk to them in person. If it’s in work, go over to their desk, if not, then call.

Your ex starts kissing someone right in front of you
All you want to do is go over them and drag them apart because it hurts so badly, we get it. The best way to deal with this awful situation is to stand up tall, keep strong and go on with your night. Yes, easier said than done but better than making a scene and starting a screaming match in a night club where alcohol is a huge factor.

Your best friend kissed your ex
It happens – especially in smaller communities where everyone knows everyone. The first question you need to ask yourself is: do you actually care? Like, really, really care? Or is that just your pride hurting? If you’re think you may still have feelings for him then sit her down and explain how you feel and what you would like to happen. Don’t cut her off and refuse to speak to her – she’s your friend and things happen. If you don’t care then hey, they might be happy together and you will move on to someone even better (for you).