Ness (artsy_freak) wrote in thequestionclub,
Ness
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How do you get a clingy friend to back off without hurting their feelings too badly?

For example, she'll just appear and invite herself over. Or call me multiple times a day to go to meals with her (I'm an R.A. in a university residence), because she'd rather not eat than eat a meal by herself. She used to work in the building I'm living in this year, but wasn't hired as a floor R.A, and therefore is constantly either trying to tell me how to do my job or just do it for me. I'm normally a fairly independent, solitary person, and while I can handle anyone in certain doses, I'm honestly just getting to the point where I can't take it anymore. But she really is a good person, and I have to work with her in at least one campus group this year, so I do really still want to be friends. So how do I get such a clingy person to back off before I snap and offend her?
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