A Friend in Need Is . . . a Client?


What should you do when an acquaintance needs advice, but obviously can't pay for the full cost? It's a difficult question. If you do someone a favor because you see them regularly, for example in a yoga class, and don't charge for your service, you will ultimately feel resentment (consciously or unconsciously) each time you see that person. And the feeling of resentment is the first step toward the commission of an error and malpractice.

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