Over the past couple of months, I had been having issues with someone at my internship. Rather than have a meltdown and stew about it, I contacted my boss and diplomatically asked if this issue was reflecting poorly on me.
My boss said no and praised my copy editing skills and said that I was one of the best editors I had because I paid attention to deadlines and didn’t slack off. She was also already aware of the issue.
As such, I avoided a meltdown, killed a worry, and got praise! All in a happy day’s work for an Aspie!