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Roy Murray asked 2 months ago

I have a friend who is always trying to manipulate me into doing things her way. She's always telling me what to do and how to do it, and it's really getting on my nerves. I don't know how to make her stop without causing a big fight.

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Rila Thomas Staff answered 2 months ago

Nothing's more annoying than a manipulative friend, am I right? It sounds like you've tried reasoning with her before, but it hasn't worked. This time, you need to be more assertive. Tell her firmly that you're not going to do what she wants and that she needs to back off. If she doesn't listen, then maybe it's time to distance yourself from her for a while.