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This is Part 2 of an answer to a question posed by a reader who lives in a popular vacation destination and wants to know how to properly set limits for the numerous houseguests she and her husband entertain throughout the year — often involving long stays, getting stuck driving guests around, visiting attractions numerous times per year, and guests not offering to cover gas or food costs.

In Part 1, we explored boundaries she and her husband may want to establish ahead of time. Here, we will focus on the gentle suggestions that can be made during a guest’s stay to indicate things like “We can’t dine out every night” or “We aren’t going to join in seeing that attraction for the billionth time” while still being polite.

When overnight guests arrive, follow this advice to set guidelines on eating out, seeing attractions and more!