Right? And when those demands are made, the level to which I was willing to backpedal, make…
Kit Malone

Her current relationship is the one person who’s chosen to stick around, even though she regularly makes Friend feel horrible about herself, in ways that sound really familliar to what you’re saying here.

Do you think that you may have been working from a “this is as good as it’s ever going to get — it’s this or alone for the rest of my life?” (That’s certainly where this Friend is at — she’s used that exact phrase with me, more than once.)

I wish so much for her to have more than this, but of course I haven’t a freaking clue what to do beyond just listening and trying to be as supportive as I can be.

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