Tag: saying NO

Am I Obliged To Give Free Services To Family And Friends?

September 20, 2020 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Am I Obliged To Give Free Services To Family And Friends?

A semi-retired couple is often asked to devote their time and skills to providing free services to people they know who don’t want to pay professionals. They have a hard time saying NO.

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Saying No To A Friend During The Pandemic

August 7, 2020 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Saying No To A Friend During The Pandemic

It’s always hard to say NO to a friend but especially during a pandemic when your friends are feeling stressed and lonely. 

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My Friend Wants To Get Together Too Often 

August 2, 2020 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Wants To Get Together Too Often 

When one friend wants to get together more often than another, the situation can wind up making both of them uncomfortable. 

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Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

May 6, 2020 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

What if you really don’t want to Zoom? How do you turn down invitations without hurting someone else, or being seen as unfriendly or a party pooper? 

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When tact doesn’t work with a “friend”

September 26, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

She’s tried tact, what does she do next about a clingy friend who doesn’t get the clues?

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My friend in the weight loss group

July 5, 2016 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A woman regrets the split-second decision she made in front of her weight loss group.

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When expectations differ

October 5, 2015 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when a friend’s expectations of a friendship totally outsize your own?

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In the Media – Turning Down Being a Bridesmaid (WomensHealth)

April 25, 2015 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Turning Down Being a Bridesmaid (WomensHealth)

When a friend asks you to be her bridesmaid, you may have to turn her down.

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

November 30, 2014 | By | 5 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 | 7 Replies Continue Reading

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

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