When it comes to etiquette, manners and overall good behavior, even celebrities need help navigating the rough waters of stardom! It’s a good thing Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York is joining forces with OK! to school them on the right thing to do! In a rough situation, we just ask, “What Would the Countess Do?” This week the Countess discusses showing loyalty to designers and ending long-term feuds.
Amy Winehouse’s tragic death has left friends, family and fans mourning her loss. What is the appropriate way to help a friend deal with loss without overstepping your bounds?
When a friend experiences a tragic loss, it is important that you listen and let him or her talk about how they feel. Avoid using clichés and instead be sincere and say that you are sorry. Be there for your friend in the days and weeks after the funeral when they will feel most alone. Watch for signs of long-term depression and speak up if you think your friend needs professional help to deal with their loss.
Tip: When your friend’s heart is heaviest, you can lighten their load by helping with simple, everyday tasks.
How do you remind a friend to pay back a debt they’ve owed you and keep putting off, without being too pushy?
Reminding a friend that they owe you money can be uncomfortable but if you want your money back you will have to bring up the subject of repayment. You can ask them when they will pay you back and if they need more time. Gently remind your friend that the money was a loan not a gift.
Tip: Never loan money that you can’t afford to lose.
LuAnn just released her new dance single and video on Ultra Records, “Chic, C’est La Vie” which is now available on iTunes!