Amber - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
I have a couple of friends who are always telling me about the stupid (and sometimes unbelievable) things that their spouse does. Some are married, some are unmarried, some with kids, and some without.
I find it incredibly frustrating to listen to them complain day in and day out. If I have to hear another friend tell me that their spouse calls them fat, or yells, or curses at them, or refuses to help with the children, or calls them horrible names, or they think he might be cheating, or he flirts with women in front of them-I swear I'm going to scream!!! They come to me for advice, but refuse to take my advise.
Two of my friends (well one I'm no longer friends with) are no longer allowed to speak to me about their spouses. Everytime they say something, I refuse to talk about it. I find it hard to respect them and be friends with them when they do not expect the person who is supposed to love them the most respect them!
I am a strong, independent woman who has never allowed any man to mistreat me. I am completely out of my element and do not understand this.
Does anybody else have friends like this? How do you handle them?