What is the most effective way to lose a friend? My goodness, did I hear myself right? This is the most common answer – lend money to your friend or borrow from your friend and chances are, you will lose the friendship.
If it is you who borrows money from your friend and promises to pay back at a certain time, you must try your best to honor the promise; because if you don’t, your friend will most probably get mad. That may be the start of your misunderstanding between each other.
If it is the other way around, you lent money to your friend and expects your friend to pay it back soon, you will be a personified loan shark. However, if you let time pass before you ask your friend to pay you back, chances are, the money will be forgotten and the friendship ruined.
What is the best way to address the money – friendship issue? Try not to borrow from your friend and try not to lend money to a friend. Better if your friend asks help from you, consider it a gift and not expect any payment in return. At least, it will just be a one time transaction.