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Can you help me advise my friend?

(5 Posts)
BuffytheFestiveFeminist Mon 01-Dec-14 15:22:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CogitOIOIO Mon 01-Dec-14 16:14:50

She has to take the lead. If she just wants a listening ear, that's all you can do. If she wants to leave ornstay with her husband, say you'll support her decision. If she doesn't want to discuss it, stay well back.

justmuddlingalong Mon 01-Dec-14 16:17:19

If she bad mouths her Dh, don't agree or disagree. People have been known to split up and then get back together. And if you've joined in the bad mouthing, the friendship might not recover.

BuffytheFestiveFeminist Mon 01-Dec-14 16:27:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Cabrinha Mon 01-Dec-14 19:06:03

I found a book called "Too Good to Leave Too Bad to Stay" interesting.

I think at this point you're trying too hard though. (from the right place!)
Just go and listen.

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