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How should I handle an ingratiating friend?
I have a longtime friend who always tries to pay for everything. It annoys the hell out of everyone. I know she means well, but she does it as a result of her own insecurity. It has nothing to do with income; and, in fact, in the past, I've made more money than she does. Buying someone a drink here and there is completely different. She's a doormat. Her son takes advantage of her. Her ex took advantage of her. To me, it's insulting that she thinks she needs to "buy my friendship." I've tried saying nicely not to do it; I've even gotten mad. I once threw a $20 bill out the window, because she wouldn't let me pay my fair share of a bill. Any suggestions?
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