Our expert says:
I think you've answered your own question rather well. Back off somewhat, avoiding occasions when the hanger on will be --- hanging on. ANd when he asks why, gently and pleasantly explain that while of course his pal is a marvellous guy, you yearn to be able to spend time with your bf alone. And perhaps voice a kindly concern that by encouraging the pal to become so very dependent on him, your bf, with the nicest possible intentions, may actually be discouraging his pal from forming a life of his own, and the guy may be missing other opportunities to make more friends.
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