Dear Daddy: I’m having a hard time dealing with my confrontational friend. She criticizes almost everything I say and do.
I have known her for only a few years but she has always been the same. If anything, I would say it’s getting worse.
Every issue gets a personal answer, usually within 24 hours on weekdays.
We spent a day together last week but what I said did its best to weaken it.
I hate confrontation, so I keep quiet – even though I know most of what they say is not true. When I got home, I felt very little.
I don’t know if I want to continue this friendship.
I am a 46 year old woman and my friend is 48 years old.
Daddy says: Your friend’s downside has nothing to do with you and is much more than how he feels about himself. By continuing the friendship, you not only let it hurt you, but you also hurt yourself.
My support pack stands for you. It will help you communicate how all this criticism makes you feel.
See if you can save the relationship by cleaning the air. It will be much better than pain in silence. But if the obstacles continue, let him know that this is not working for you.