ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Thursday’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Sandy. She wants to know how to get her friend to stop talking about their grandchild.
Hi Jaime: I listen to your show every morning and appreciate the social dilemma. I have a dilemma for you. I have a very dear friend and I don’t want to hurt her but I have a problem because since she became a grandmother every time we get together she spends a lot of our limited time on me. show hundreds of photos of her grandchild. I’m not exaggerating, it’s literally over 100 !!! I’m not a grandmother yet but I think it’s boring to keep interrupting our conversations to practically look at hundreds of photos and videos of your grandson. I understand this is her first grandchild but after the first 20 photos it becomes difficult to keep paying attention and frustrating not being able to talk about our lives and other things. It’s sad because I avoid seeing her alone so I don’t have to go through it every time we meet. If we meet other people at least, they serve as a buffer since she is not able to monopolize the time to show photos and videos. How can I express my feelings about it without hurting his feelings? Thank you and keep your happy blessed energy that we all appreciate so much in the morning.
I understand how Sandy feels. I LOVE seeing pictures of grandchildren, kids, pets, etc. of my friends, but that’s not all I want to talk about or see. I have in the past said in a kind way, I love your (children, grandchildren, pets, etc.), but I want to know about it, or I want to talk about it with you. It worked for me.
What do you think? Is it wrong of Sandy to ask her friend to recall the conversation and the photos of her grandson? Or is it rude? Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.