My best friend is dating a loser
Bad relationships are like that, except that the person keeps going back again and again for more no matter how loud you yell.If your friend is dating a chump, you’ve probably left enough obvious hints that her boyfriend is a good-for-nothing.Is one of your friends dating someone who disrespects her; treats her unkindly; or even lies, cheats, or takes financial advantage?You’re probably at your wit’s end, but it’s hard to help someone who is deluding herself, trying to make something work that was broken from the start.Here’s some advice on how to help your friend dump that chump and get out of the situation that’s holding back her happiness.Stating the Facts Won’t Help Have you ever watched a horror movie and screamed, “Don’t open that door! It never works—the heroine always walks through the obviously dangerous door, right smack-dab into the carnivorous birds or league of zombies.Unfortunately, most women (and men) who are mired in bad relationships have a web of psychological issues that hold them there.
Eliminate Barriers to Exit Truth be told, it’s very hard to force people to change their ways when it comes to a romantic entanglement, as you probably know from your own life!With your feelings, as well as those of your friend and your crush on the line, it can be extremely difficult to be sure what the right course of action is to take.If you aren’t careful, you stand to hurt both your relationship with your friend and your crush, but your feelings may be strong enough to warrant the risk. Tasha Rube is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Missouri.She received her MSW from the University of Missouri in 2014.