Approaching an Awkward Situation
Hi Lostona Forum,
That is quite the pickle - usually I’d just say $200 is a small price to pay if you don’t want to speak with a person. But on the other hand you are struggling right now and could really use the money, and why should your friend just take the entire $400. If it was me, I’d probably contact the company directly and ask when they are sending it out so you can be aware of when it’s due to arrive at your friends. Then I’d maybe text your friend and say “hi, I’m just going to come over and collect my half of the prize as we had agreed, if you don’t want to be there I understand. Alternatively you can mail it to me” or something along those lines. But I’d be prepared that you may not hear anything back.
I have been thinking about your situation and I would gently ask face to face....yet I understand that would difficult to do as you have both agreed not to communicate for the time being.
My plan B would be to write a non judgemental email/text and let your friend know that you are doing it hard and if she could show some TLC for your situation and send/transfer you the dollars as a sign of being a 'friend'
Please let us know your thoughts 🙂