Dear IRL, I lent money to a friend who hasn’t paid me back, despite me asking it from him several times. What should I do? Unpaid. Here’s Why Not Wearing Makeup Made Me Feel Better Dear Unpaid, Lots of things, but here’s what I’d do: First, I’ll tell him that I’d really appreciate him paying back the money he owes me. In a serious way, not jokingly. I want him to understand that it’s no longer a laughing matter. If he still doesn’t pay me back, then it depends – was the amount enough to warrant legal action? If it’s not, then I consider it the price of the friendship. For me, I’d just cut all ties and never speak to him again. Consider it the price you pay for finding out who your real friends are. IRL Editor How To Be Direct (Without Being Rude) Community Previous ArticleThe Harsh Realities of Dating a Serial CheaterNext ArticleMy GF and I can never agree on where to eat.