How do you keep from ruining a friendship?

United States
June 25, 2007 3:34pm CST
Recently a good friend of mine asked me for more information on one of the business opportunities that I am currently part of. And, I'm worried that if I tell her too much she'll think I'm pressuring her into joining. I'm not the kind of person to push anyone into doing something they don't want. But, she is being very persistent. Do you have any suggestions on how I can give her the information she wants without ruining our friendship?
5 responses
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I would just tell her...give her the whole story all of the good things that you can think of AND all of the bad things that you can think of....by giving her all of the information that she seeks...she will be able to make an informed decision about whether she would like to participate...then if it ruins yor friendship...it will not be your fault... Hope that this helps....
@pallidyne (858)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I agree, she asked, and as a friend you owe her an honest answer. Make sure it is an honest answer though with all the bad parts as well as the good. If you see her eyes glaze over, change the subject.
@jazzygdc7 (285)
• United States
25 Jun 07
always be nice to the person and introduce yourself to that person. Do not ever hurt a person's feelings
• United States
25 Jun 07
Just tell her what they are and tell her you can't guarantee any of them being successful for her. Explain to her how each one works...what their downfalls or flaws are and what you like about them. Tell her how you feel about hurting your friendship..if this is something you cant bring up with her then perhaps she is not the kinda friend you need to worry about having.
• United States
25 Jun 07
Well she asked, so give her the information. It would be different if she didn't ask and you forced the information on her. She wants to know :)