Tag: saying NO

What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

Published: September 26, 2021 | Last Updated: September 26, 2021 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 | 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: 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

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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When Expectations Differ

Published: October 5, 2015 | Last Updated: September 15, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
When Expectations Differ

What do you do when a friend’s expectations of a friendship totally outsize your own? This can be an uncomfortable situation for both friends.

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

Published: 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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