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Ask Amy: Friend’s swerving is quite unnerving

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: How do I tell my best friend that I don't like going anywhere with her if she insists on driving?

“Mildred” and I were best friends throughout childhood.

After high school we went our separate ways, but stayed in touch over the years.

I retired last year at age 65 and moved back to my hometown area, where she also lives.

I quickly found out that her driving makes me a nervous wreck. She can't seem to hold the steering wheel steady, and is constantly swaying the car from side to side, just enough to jostle us around.

Also, while in traffic not ideal for using cruise control, she does use it, constantly speeding up and slowing down as she tries to maintain her speed.

 

I'm so annoyed when we reach our destination, I'm a nervous wreck!

I have tried politely asking her to let me drive, and she gets upset.

I don't want our friendship to be affected because of this, but I am at my wits end and feel that if I tell her the truth, it would hurt her feelings.

Help!

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