There are ways that are more effective in getting the message across without provoking negative feelings between you and another person. Here are some examples:
- I really love you and want to spend time with you, I know that you have work to do at night, so can we work something out so that you are able to get it done early somehow so I can be with you?
- I really want fancy earrings, but I do know you cannot afford them. Could we save up over the next few holidays so that perhaps I can have them, or would you be willing to contribute to my purchasing them?
- I miss your visits, how can we work something out so that we can spend more time together without it being a burden on you?
- I was so sad that I was not invited to go with you and your other friend, but I understand your need to have alone time. Perhaps we could all hang out together sometime?
Thanks to 400daystil40