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How to cool things down with a clingy friend watch

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    Basically one of my friends is incredibly clingy and I don't know how to tell her to back off without hurting her feelings. This is complicated by the fact that she's just gone on anti-depressants and so of course I want her to feel like she can rely on me but sometimes she already irritates me with how often she contacts me.

    For example, I've come home to visit my family for a week (to celebrate a very late xmas) and by the time I go round hers tomorrow I will have seen her 4 times in that week. To be honest I feel like I've seen more of her than my family. I want a way to say no to her without having to come up with excuses. (As in if I simply say "can't come out, i'm busy" then if I'm then on facebook she'll be like "finished being busy, wanna come round?")

    I'm someone who really freaks out if I don't have enough me time so how do I get her to stop with the clingyness? I do like her, just not 24/7.

    (sorry for the tl:dr longness, i don't normally post on h and r but it's been irritating me for years)
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