How Do I Tell My Friend To Go Home?
Rene, I found your site as I was planning a trip to Sedona. I love the idea of your show and will be watching you and reading your site more, too. Here’s my problem.
I have an annoying friend, but she is a friend and we hang out from time to time. I wouldn’t say we are close, but when she comes to town she stays with me (it’s a short drive so she comes and stays for a few days when we were supposed to be having lunch…get the picture?). Well, I just had a baby and “girlfriend” is here again!
How do I tell her to go home? I just had the baby three months ago and need any sleep time to work around the house or sleep or think maybe?! This behavior was acceptable when I was childless but she isn’t picking up broom the first and she expects me to entertain and FEED her!
I don’t want to cut her off as a friend over this, but I want her to understand. Should I belabor the point or should I just see how it goes?
Stuck in San Francisco…
This one has a relatively easy solution, unlike some of the other questions I get. Well, easy for me anyway. It can also be fairly simple for you, too, but it’s going to require you to be firm. If you can do that, this is not going to be a problem; if you can’t, you might as well let girlfriend move into the extra room down the hall. Now here’s what I would do if I were you.