1> The Big One. Don’t steal their other half, a la Elizabeth Taylor.
2> Don’t ask them to help you cover an affair or to lie to your partner on your behalf
3> Don’t ask them for money. It just never works.
4> Don’t ask for more emotional support than they can give.
5> Inspired by a current Corrie storyline, don’t ask them to marry you so you can stay in the country.
6> It’s obvious but don’t ask them to do anything illegal.
7> Don’t ask them to testify to something that isn’t true.
8> You may read amazing success stories in magazines but, in general, it’s not a good idea to ask a friend to help you conceive a child.
9> Don’t ask a friend to write a made-up reference for you.
10> It’s not always a don’t, but be very, very careful if you’re thinking about asking a friend to take your friendship to the next level.