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[Jan. 29th, 2013|04:29 pm]
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[lydia_golis]
What is the polite way to inform an older, very traditionally minded adult that their unsolicited and uninformed advice about a temporary problem you are experiencing is unwelcome, and that you would like them to stop offering it?

Assume that you will continue to see the person frequently until the problem is resolved, and that you must be civil during these encounters which you want kept brief, and once the issue is resolved you will see them less frequently.
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[User Picture]From: kaelstra
2013-01-29 09:41 pm (UTC)

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"I appreciate your concern, thank you, but please rest assured, I am well aware of the problem and I am dealing with it. Please stop reminding me about it."
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2013-01-29 09:41 pm (UTC)

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"I'm handing things just fine, thank you for your concern, but it is not necessary."
[User Picture]From: hipslikehell
2013-01-29 10:14 pm (UTC)

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"Thanks for your advice, but I really don't want to talk about [x] anymore."

"I think I've got it under control, but thanks for your advice. If I have any questions or need more advice, I'll be sure to ask you."
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2013-01-29 10:40 pm (UTC)

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"While i appreciate your concern, and I hear what you are saying, I am an adult and can make my own decisions. I know you just want the best for me, I really dont want to discuss it with you any more".

Then its their choice to keep offering it.
Can lead a horse to water.
[User Picture]From: lupinlover
2013-01-29 10:41 pm (UTC)

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Is it possible to just not talk about the problem? Or pretend that it's resolved?
[User Picture]From: due27south
2013-01-29 11:00 pm (UTC)

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"Thanks, but I'll live my life how I want."
Maybe not "polite" but are they being polite either?
[User Picture]From: dawgdays
2013-01-29 11:32 pm (UTC)

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"Thank you, but I have this taken care of."

"No. Thank you. I'm taking care of this and don't need any advice."

"No, thank you. I got this and I don't want any more suggestions."