A question from yesterday sparked my curiosity on this...
If you have a friend who, in your own opinion, has things "easier" than you or "better" than you and openly complains about issues regarding those specific things (being worn out after dealing with one kid all day when you have 120 to deal with, having to find someone to clean their 45,314 sq ft house when you live in a broom closet that you clean yourself, etc.), how do you feel about that?
Do you support your friend in what they are complaining about...?
Do you tell your friend to shut up because obviously they don't have anything to complain about...?
I should post my response. I support my friend. Although things may seem easier or better for her, you don't know how it is for someone until you are in their shoes.
Answer by dullscissors at 8:30 AM on Jun. 27, 2012
Answer by SWasson at 8:00 AM on Jun. 27, 2012
Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:24 AM on Jun. 27, 2012
Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:28 AM on Jun. 27, 2012
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 7:47 AM on Jun. 27, 2012
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:03 AM on Jun. 27, 2012
Answer by kmath at 9:36 AM on Jun. 27, 2012
Answer by meooma at 9:48 AM on Jun. 27, 2012
Answer by LoViNmYbAbIeSs at 10:03 AM on Jun. 27, 2012
Most things I try to be sympathetic about but there are a few that really get to me. There was a lady I knew once that complained about how her husband got on her nerves, "always being so lovey dovey and being overly romantic". She would go on and on about it, and was thinking about leaving him for someone else who had more money. I was furious! I said "What do you want?!? An asshole? You want someone to yell at you, run around with other women, leave you pregnant and stranded? Or a man who would rather watch TV than listen to you or take you anywhere?" We had a loooong, honest conversation. Now she's married to him and wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes our friends need us to be honest...lovingly of course.
Answer by brandyj at 10:26 AM on Jun. 27, 2012