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How do I politely refuse/cut-off a person who needs me only when they want something?

I had this happen to me. I solve this by keeping layers of social media to keep people from contacting me. So certain socials I keep public, like mail. If I find someone who I like and think they like ...
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How do I politely refuse/cut-off a person who needs me only when they want something?

In my job, I also am often the "helpful" one. This can be tiresome, but on the other hand puts you in a position of respect and authority. I wouldn't want to have anything to do with people ...
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How do I politely refuse/cut-off a person who needs me only when they want something?

There is a word for what you are suffering from: Helper Syndrome. Google and you shall find a lot of advice. In my personal experience (I suffered significantly from that for 20+ years, eventually ...
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How do I politely refuse/cut-off a person who needs me only when they want something?

These are techniques that I've successfully used and which allow me to protect my time while, at the same time, keeping a certain level of politeness and civility. Don't engage in the small talk. ...
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