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You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.
OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F 15 Answers Nov 9, 2012 in Affairs

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I stand up for her

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:)

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I would explain that she's my friend and say that they risk losing my respect if they do not desist.

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Very cool! You understand we are human and you offer them a chance to make amends! A good friend indeed! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Well, first they'd lose my respect and admiration for them. Second, I would want to stick up for my friend. But I'm not good at that and I'd probably be too mad so I'd just get up and leave.

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I think that it is awesome you seem to know yourself very well! Nice!! :)

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I remind them that she's not here to defend herself. Usually that stops it but there have been times when I've lost friends because I won't stand gossip. Then again I've had the same friends who had been gossiping come to talk to me about something because they knew I wouldn't break confidence.

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loyal and dependable....you seem like a good friend to have :)

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I think I am, but I also have alot of past baggage that can be real intense at times. I usully don't let anyone close enough to know the intense parts, which clearly, impedes friendship.

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I feel ya, me too.

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I say, "you know she's my friend right.?" That will usually shut them up. I'd then continue to look disgusted with their behaviour until they apologised.

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You go girl! ***snap, snap, snap*** Love it! :)

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You have to be tactful and firm knowing when to set them straight is the key. If you let them get into a heightened bashing frenzy your words will go unnoticed. I just start providing truthful words in a non emotional tone early in the conversation and sometimes the situation stops sometimes it doesn't and you get attacked

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Nice, thank you for sharing! :)

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I'd defend my friend. I'd not respect these people if they would criticize my friend distastefully.

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I hear you, very good! :)

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Id set em right......... I wouldnt admire them if they were b itching bout my friends!!!

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You and me both, girl friend. :)

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YAY *hi 5's*

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Excuse yourself and leave.

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Silent but strong, I like it! Hopefully they're not so dumb, they don't get the point. :)

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I would not put it past such people.

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Exactly but we can still hope. ;)

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