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My friend wants me to store her stuff: How can I say no?

November 30, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels uncomfortable telling her friend she can’t store her stuff.

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Reader Wisdom: Invited to a home party you don’t want to go to?

June 23, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

When a friend hosting a home party persists, you may need to push back just as hard.

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How do you tell a friend you don’t have time for her?

May 24, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Time is finite and the decision how to use it is yours.

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How to say no to a home party held by friends selling stuff

November 2, 2013 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Another home party invitation? A woman feels awkward saying no to friends.

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How to say no to a favor

October 14, 2013 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Although it may not come instinctively, saying no to a favor is the right response to many situations.

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Saying no to friends

September 6, 2013 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Saying no to friends is never easy but may be necessary to save a friendship.

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When a friend asks for one more chance

August 14, 2013 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

It’s hard to know when to stop giving someone one more chance—and even harder to do it.

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How can I handle a friend who is clingy and self-absorbed?

Clingy friends can be draining. For a relationship to work, friends need to meet each other halfway.  QUESTION Hi, Irene. I suffer from mental health difficulties and I had to quit my job and move back to my parents’ house. My GP referred me to a group for women with similar problems and there I met and became […]

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Mothering a Dependent Friend: How do I change course?

March 9, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

How do you get out of the role of mothering a dependent friend?

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Guest Post: 13 Ways to Make Saying NO Easier

December 1, 2011 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Saying no may be the “just right” response sometimes; agreeing to what others ask doesn’t necessarily make you a nicer person.

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