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Ask Lisa

by | July 6, 2019 5:00 am

Last Updated: July 3, 2019 at 9:46 am

Dear Lisa,
I thought I left this problem behind in high school, but a few of my close friends do not get along. When I plan trips and other activities for us, I feel like I have to choose which friends I can invite. What can I do about it?
Not Wanting to Choose

Dear Not Wanting to Choose,
I, too, have had this problem a time or two. When I told my late father about it, he gave me good advice that I’ll share with you. If some of your friends don’t like each other or get along, that’s not your problem; that’s their problem. Invite everyone you’d like to have at your activity or event. Whoever has a problem with it will probably not attend.

(“Ask Lisa” is primarily for helpful entertainment purposes and is not intended to take the place of certified legal, financial, or medical advice. Columnist Vasilisa Hamilton earned a bachelor of arts in journalism with a psychology cognate from the University of South Carolina with honors, and a master of science in professional writing with honors from Towson University in Towson, Md. Her website is Please send your “Ask Lisa” questions to

comments » 2

  1. Comment by Peter

    July 8, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Good advice…leave the problem where it is.

  2. Comment by Vasilisa C. Hamilton

    July 9, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks, Peter. Feel free to weigh in anytime. Thanks for reading “Ask Lisa,” and stay tuned.

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