Or to be more specific running into someone you never wanted to see or hear from again. It could be facing the drama of an ex-boyfriend or an ex-best friend, the kind that ended in shouting and tears. Or the awkwardness of that person you dated three times and never called back. Perhaps a childhood friend you just let drift away or an old coworker whose Facebook friend request you ignored. In the end it’s all the same. You’re being forced to confront a person you used to share some sort of intimacy with and it’s difficult.