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In my experience, offering to help them with the problem is the best way to start. “What’s your plan for moving? Do you need help?” This opens the door for you to be able to then offer to take the furniture off their hands to be helpful. I have moved a lot and it’s a pain, even when it’s not in bad circumstances. Your friend might be relieved to have a ...


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It seems OP does not have genuine concern for the wellbeing of the deported. That's alright, we don't have to be close friends of everyone. But let's not try to act like we are close friends just to inherit the furniture, as some answers here suggest. That's underhanded, deceptive and once the target person recognizes this, they will certainly be very ...


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I have encountered situations like this in the past: you are working with two different people, who could see each other as competitors, or as collaborators. It is in your best interest to encourage the collaboration as much as possible. You are already halfway there - your friend has expressed interest in communication with the family-related solicitor. It ...


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I have also experienced a lot of hesitation when needing to ask for help. I was in a quite desperate situation when I lost my job in 2007 due to the recession. I hadn't spoken with my parents for a very long time, and the only relative I had nearby was my cousin. I didn't know what to do. I didn't have an income, I couldn't find a job, and I didn't have a ...


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