Q: An acquaintance constantly tells me I look tired, even on days when I feel great. It’s hard not to feel offended. Is it OK to let her know I don’t appreciate her opinion?
A: If you can’t ignore her, try a little humor. It’s possible that she’s just clueless, so take the high road and say, “I actually feel fine, as I’ve said before. I’m sure you mean well, but my self-esteem is definitely taking a beating!” She should get the point, but if she keeps it up in the future, simply smile, thank her for her concern, and drop the matter.