timothy is neither biased nor bigoted. As a matter of fact, his display of caring for his girlfriend was selfless, beautiful, and loving. His message was very gentle. Thanks, Timothy.
well, as a girl who is typically very right brained about all of life, I am extremely left brained about finances.
I noticed that your topic title is How to say "NO!" without saying it. Ummm, I don't really get the impression that you want to give her the money. I also am wondering if perhaps she is thinking that the relationship is on a different level than you do. But that is because, I would not ask anyone for money unless, I thought I was that "close" to them to ask for the help.
I guess the most important piece of advice though, is to follow your instincts.
What does your gut tell you?
since the title of the topic is how to say "NO!" without saying it, perhaps you may want to consider that you need to step up and just say NO!!!!!
No, I am not comfortable giving this type of gift.
No, I do not loan friends money; because, I 've had problems with this situation in the past.
And most importantly, tell her you don't want any problems in your relationship with her--whether it be friendship or more. Even if she has hurt feelings, a friend who values you and your friendship will get over it.
I truly wish you all the best.