While sociolinguistic studies of politeness and identities present many disciplinary parallels, their paths have seldom intersected ( Garcés-Conejos Blitvich & Sifianou, 2017 , p. 227). It is within this context that this paper uses “small stories” research ( Bamberg, 2006 ; Georgakopoulou, 2006 , 2007 ) and identities analysis to study politeness-in-interaction ( Georgakopoulou, 2013b ). It ... [Show full abstract] particularly looks at a group of young Greek women, and focuses on their “small stories” about the tellers’ and others’ management of politeness norms in intimate relationships. A multi-method approach to data collection is used that involves both naturally-occurring narratives-in-interactions in self-recordings, and reflexive tellings in playback interviews. Drawing on Georgakopoulou’s (2007) triptych of “ways of telling-sites-tellers”, and on Bamberg’s (1997) model of positioning, the analysis illustrates the significance of politeness-related identity claims for signaling lay norms of politeness ratified by the local group of friends. It also shows how politeness construction is intertwined with the interactional fabrication of identities.