Tag: saying NO

How To Say No To A Friend Asking A Favor

Published: March 18, 2024 | Last Updated: March 18, 2024 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
How To Say No To A Friend Asking A Favor

A woman feels indebted to a friend asking for a favor: Her friend has asked her to watch four of her pets for a week or two,

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How To Say No To A Friend: It’s Never Easy

Published: March 10, 2024 | By | Reply Continue Reading
How To Say No To A Friend: It’s Never Easy

Saying NO can unravel a friendship but sometimes there’s no way around it. Here are some basic tips on how to say NO to a friend.

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What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

Published: September 26, 2021 | Last Updated: January 16, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

A reader asks about the etiquette of “borrowing policy” between friends. A friend who asked to borrow something from her got upset when her request was turned down. 

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When A Friend Asks A Favor, Are We Obliged To Say Yes?

Published: July 30, 2021 | Last Updated: March 18, 2024 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
When A Friend Asks A Favor, Are We Obliged To Say Yes?

When a friend asks a favor, a true friend will be open to your response rather than assume that you’ll say yes. They will also be ready to accept no for an answer.

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

Published: September 20, 2020 | Last Updated: August 24, 2023 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

Published: August 7, 2020 | Last Updated: August 11, 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 

Published: August 2, 2020 | Last Updated: 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?

Published: May 6, 2020 | Last Updated: August 22, 2021 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”

Published: 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

Published: July 5, 2016 | Last Updated: 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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