Dear Queenie,

  I have a friend who is a non-stop talker. She goes on and on and on about whatever she is saying and you can’t get in a single word. Even when she asks you a question, she interrupts your answer and gives your answer for you and then doesn’t stop talking.

  I don’t want to try to talk to her about this because she gets her feelings hurt easily and I don’t want to spoil our friendship.

  Queenie, what do you suggest?—Frustrated


Dear Frustrated,

  Apparently your friend considers you more of an audience than a partner in conversation. Either get used to just sitting and listening to her, or limit your contacts with her to e-mails and voice and/or text messages.