What if Your Best Friends Don’t Know Everything? (via i married a pornographer)

Posted: June 22, 2010 in personal

Yep. Everyone has, at more points in our lives, been part of these kinds of situations. It’s just really difficult as you said to discern when to push or pull. But I maintain (although I am not claiming I know anything. In fact, my opinion may be considered dumb and uncaring by others) neutrality when friends ask me about decisions in their lives. I try as much as possible to present or discover with them, the pros and cons of each alternative without really pushing my opinion.  But I don’t know. Really, who knows anyway? This is just one of life’s mysteries…Besides, lending an ear or a shoulder to cry on, maybe the only thing they need…

What if Your Best Friends Don't Know Everything? I picked up Marie Claire’s July issue to read Lori Gottlieb’s article: What if Your Best Friends Are Your Worst Enemies? where she argues that, “instead of a frenzied pack of enablers nurturing our self-delusion, what we need is someone brave enough to give us the truth.” Gottlieb makes some convincing points in her article and hits a nerve. We ladies learn about enabling behavior early. Indeed, I recall how I once agreed to keep watch for my BFF … Read More

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