HELP! A friend asked me if she can live with me, how do I nicely tell her no???
A friend of mine has been fighting on & off with her boyfriend and she recently asked if she can temporarily move in with me along with her 2 y/o son. It's worth mentioning that she is a very negative person, always complaining about life, I have my own problems & although I want to be there for her and am, I can only listen to it for so long before it starts wearing me down & effecting my attitude. She is also currently unemployed/looking for work.
I want to tell her NO for a couple of reasons (other than already mentioned above):
1.) My house has no available rooms & no she can not just use the living room.
2.) I don't think I could trust her around my husband, as she has a history of flaunting herself and sleeping around (sounds harsh but true, her own admission).
3.) We are finally out of the terrible two's/toddler stage and I really don't want to be babysitting someone else's full time in my home, not to mention I like what little sleep I do get!
Those are the main reasons but honestly I just don't like the idea of roommates when I have my own family to worry about. If she was absolutely desperate and had no other option then of course I wouldn't send her off to live in a shelter or the street, but I know she has family that would take her in, I know it's not ideal for her but it's better than nothing.
How do I nicely tell her no without offending her???