DEAR MISS MANNERS: How do I appropriately disengage from a friendship of 15 years?
The person in question, one time too many, rudely intruded into both my home and my enjoyment with another friend. After bumping into my friend at an event, this person put her on the spot, grilled her for where and when we planned to get together, and then announced she would join us. And upon arriving at my home, she walked in without waiting to be greeted at the door. This was the last straw.
GENTLE READER: And yet she persists. Leading Miss Manners to think your friend does not much care if she is invited or not. What makes you think that making it official will help?
If this behavior and its borderline trespassing continues, something not just official, but legal, may be necessary. You may want to tell your friend -- kindly, if it matters -- that you do not wish for it to come to that.