Brush Off from Pretoria writes…
My dearest Brush
Bathong, what is really eating you, sweetie? I mean Miss Momma is brushing her teeth before she goes out into the world and breathes on people, so I don’t see how her habits are affecting you at all. If you are her friend, you will appreciate the fact that she already has made a change to improve her oral hygiene.
BFFR. Could you possibly be struggling with her personality and hoping that this conversation about her poor oral practice will create some distance between the two of you?
I mean we have all had our fair share of toxic people dust us with their poison. But focus on the root issues in your friendship that need to be addressed. The teeth thing is a cop out. Be honest about your feelings towards her and decide if you still want to be friends with her and move on.
Instead of insulting someone or blaming them, take accountability for how you feel and why you want to end the friendship. You can tell someone what you do appreciate about them and that you wish them well. Avoid this unnecessary messiness.
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Liewe Lulu is Health For Mzansi’s agony aunty. The content in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical and/or psychological advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition.