Tag: saying NO

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

Published: November 30, 2014 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 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?

Published: June 23, 2014 | Last Updated: November 8, 2021 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
Reader Wisdom: Invited To A Home Party You Don’t Want To Go To?

When a friend hosting a home party persists, you may need to push back just as hard, says this reader. It happened to her.

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

Published: 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

Published: November 2, 2013 | Last Updated: November 8, 2021 By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

Another home party invitation? A woman feels awkward saying no to friends and asks for advice about how to turn down the invitation.

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How to say no to a favor

Published: October 14, 2013 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 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

Published: September 6, 2013 | Last Updated: May 11, 2022 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
Saying No To Friends

Saying no to friends is never easy but may be necessary to save a friendship. Friendships should be mutually satisfying.

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When a friend asks for one more chance

Published: August 14, 2013 | Last Updated: 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?

Published: June 7, 2012 | Last Updated: March 7, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

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?

Published: March 9, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

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

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