My two best friends - who don't talk to one another much- gave me advice at separate times with a very similar theme. Apparently, you reach me best through cake metaphors. 🍰
  1. Giving space is like frosting a cake. You have to let things cool off first, or else you're left with a giant, sticky mess.
  2. "Why doesn't he like me?" "Some people don't like chocolate cake. I don't understand it, but it's true."