Too often life puts us in situations where we find ourselves tip toeing around something or someone. The minute you find yourself doing this step away for a minute and ask yourself. If my best friend was in this situation, what would I tell them to do? Listen to what you tell yourself. You can be very wise at times. Whatever you do. Do not avoid the situation. Especially if it is something you can control or if it is something you can control, it is something you can move away from. I know at times, this isn’t possible, and that is a different set of coping mechanisms, but if you find yourself in a job or relationship that has you chickening out. Stand up or move on. Nothing is worth living like that.