Your manager is AWOL. She has been canceling meetings, missing one-on-one meetings, failing to dial in for conference calls, etc. You need her executive sponsorship on an important project.
Your teenage daughter comes home past curfew... for the fourth time this month.
Your manager keeps adding new requirements to an important project but doesn’t give your team more time or resources.
Your spouse isn’t pulling his/her weight at home—leaving you with the bulk of the household chores while he/she does other, more enjoyable things.
Your best friend has been going through a hard time in her personal life. You want to support her, but she is so negative that it is hard to be around her. You want to help her be more positive.