“Hi lovelies, after some advice please. l live in a retirement estate, and there are many people here who gossip about each other.
l started being friends with one of my neighbours who loves dogs. l have a small dog and she would come over to see her often. This lady is very dominating and opinionated and talks about other people here to the point where l found out twice it was about me also to others.
l broke our friendship twice but now we are friends (again) but l don’t trust her. She complains of others borrowing money from her. My problem is that my dog has allergy skin reactions. My neighbour came with me to the vet; vet gave her injection which lasts six weeks and cost $120 each six weeks. l can use cortisone which is cheaper (for me being on a small fixed income), but my neighbour now is constantly saying she will pay for it each six weeks. l keep telling her no, she can’t do that l don’t want her to it’s not right. l know we are going to get into an argument as l am going to the vet soon to get the cortisone instead. l don’t want to break the friendship as l am quite lonely at times, but l feel it’s wrong but l can’t make her see this, and l certainly don’t want to be gossiped about my financial affairs. What do you think?” -Anonymous