Mary Portas One Life: Over To You

04 June 2009

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Every week in Grazia, Mary Portas lends her ear to a reader with a burning issue and gives her savvy, no-nonsense take on the situation. Today, it's your turn to help out Grazia reader Amy. Take a look at her letter below and let us know what you'd do if your best friend morphed into the flatmate from hell...

‘Should I dump my best friend?'
I moved in with a good friend from home two years ago, but it's turned into a nightmare. She borrows new clothes I haven't even worn, is so messy we've had an infestation of mice and never pays bills on time. I dread coming home and know the two other girls we live with feel the same way. But while none of us want to share with her anymore, I can't bring myself to ‘dump' my friend. I know she's not malicious - she just doesn't have a clue - and I'd feel responsible if she ended up in an anonymous flat share without friends.
Amy, 24, Manchester

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