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How do I get out of a friendship?

I have a friend who wants to be closer than I want her to be. She is a controlling person and loves to tell me what to do, she's also selfish and never talks of anything but herself unless it is to tell me what I should be doing in my life. I've endured this for quite a few years but I'm tired of it. I have tried to break away gently by not accepting her invitations but she insists on wanting to know why and persists in extending more. She won't leave me alone. How can I nicely and permanently break this off? I think I will have to have no contact with her as I am not able to keep her at arm's length. Thank you for you advice.

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