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Does friendship allow you to be nosey?

  1. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Does friendship allow you to be nosey?

    Why are there so many people on here who think friendship gives them a right to intefere with said friend's life?

  2. Mom Kat profile image80
    Mom Katposted 5 years ago

    I think it is about boundary setting Mick.  I agree that sometimes people will cross lines that you would prefer not be crossed.
    Some may do it because they are just trying to help.
    Some may do it because they think they know the answer or "right way".
    Some are controlling, some are opinionated, and some just love drama.

    All I know is that if someone crosses a line it is best to let them know in as tactful way as possible so they get a clear understanding of just where those boundaries are.

    Just my opinion smile

  3. profile image0
    Chasukposted 5 years ago

    A true friend values the friend more than the friendship. If I see a friend doing something which is unquestionably self-destructive, with irreversible consequences, I'm going to interfere.

  4. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Not from my perspective. That is a reason to unfriend them. If I want you to know about my life, then I'll tell you instead of you digging for information like a thief.

  5. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    I think that nosy people are going to be nosy no matter what. I generally don't ask my friends questions that I don't think they'll be comfortable answering, but I am naturally curious.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I don't understand nosey people.  It usually goes far beyond curiosity in to invasion of privacy.  I tend not to ask questions assuming my family and friends will tell me what I need to know.  I also assume that anything I am told, whether specified private or not - is told to me in confidence. I hate gossip online, in life, in printed word as well.

  7. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for the answers Folks.  I just can't understand the attitude of some people who think that they own their friends , body and soul, and have to stick their oar in where it doesn't belong.

 
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