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This is a case where there is no way of entirely avoiding hurt feelings-- no matter how soft and tactful you are about it, the message your mother will receive is "I'm just not that close to you." It seems like that's accurate and true, but it will certainly make her feel bad. You can soften or delay the realization to some extent, but sooner or later she'...


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It's just a little kiss. Unfortunately for you, there's no way to say no to your mother without her having a meltdown. If your relationship has reached a point where kissing is off the table, then you know exactly how she will react. "If someone can't accept your no, then you know the person is probably not a true friend or doesn't respect you. Stand ...


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First off all - there is no "soft" way. You cannot really make people feel how you think they would think if you said things in certain way (as you can see even the sentence is wibbly-woobly). In other words - there might be no way to hurt her feelings less. What I tried is just "stop" hand gesture while saying: "what would be no from me". And I've made it ...


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