How do I handle my friends not following the CDC guidelines in my apartment building?
I live in an apartment building and my apartment is a studio one. I live alone in my apartment. I always do the right thing and I don't go anywhere unless I have to and whenever I do go somewhere or do laundry downstairs I always wear my mask and social distance. Some of us are doing the right thing like I do, but a lot of them aren't, including a lot of my friends. My friends are also trying to get me to hug them and stuff when I tell them how many times we need to wear masks and social distance and they keep brushing it off and saying "oh you're not gonna get sick in here" or "it's our home and we shouldn't have to wear masks or social distance in our own home" when only our apartments are our homes, not the first floor, that's public. Anyway, I'm really worried this is going to ruin my friendship with my friends. I don't want that, but yet I can't stand to hear their selfish choices and the fact that they want me to make those selfish choices with them. I told them how I feel so many times, but I don't know what else to do.
- TealLv 73 months agoFavourite answer
Tell them bluntly that they either respect your space or they need to stay away from you. You have set a very simple boundary for the sake of your own safety and wellbeing. Even if there was no pandemic, a real friend would have no problem accommodating you. They are free to disagree and think you are overreacting. But they should follow through anyway because it's important to you and they care about your comfort.
- Anonymous3 months ago
My best friend refuses to wear a mask. I told him the importance, he doesn't care. I can't force him to wear it so I just moved on. He'll be the one to get sick. My advice is worry about yourself they won't change