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Breaking Up with Service Providers is Hard to Do

Published: October 13, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Laura Petrecca

October 12, 2011


…It makes sense to scale back during tough
economic times. Yet, leaving a service provider — particularly a
long-standing one — has a different emotional feel than buying cheaper
groceries, cutting back on clothing purchases or shelving an annual


It means severing ties with a person
who touches them (hairdressers, personal trainers), visits their homes
(landscapers, nannies, housekeepers) or knows intimate information about
them (accountants, as well as hairdressers, personal trainers and


"There is a reason why these are
called personal services," says clinical psychologist Irene Levine.
"They are one-on-one personal relationships…"


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