Dealing with people is somewhat like playing Minesweeper.
The smooth grid is like people with their carefully hidden egos, insecurities, raw nerves, and complexes. Must tread carefully, for if you step on even one - *BOOM*!!!
There are Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert levels - but it is possible sometimes to embarass yourself even at the beginner's level. The screenshot here shows a Minesweeper game where I thought I got everything right - until - one mistake at the penultimate square *BA-BOOM*!!!One big difference between relationships and Minesweeper, sadly, is that there's a perfectly logical way to win at Minesweeper.