If you recognize that she's a good person, it sounds like you're able to contextualize that she has some baggage. If you can accept her as she is, I see no problem with remaining friends. It's a matter of boundaries, being able to let someone have their thoughts & feelings without it compromising your own well-being. If you don't make it about being wrong or right, and instead allow someone her perspective (while your own is still yours, and still okay, even if it differs from hers) then you probably have the space to feel okay about being friends.
It's harder to be friends if you are essentially trying to change her, or constantly defending your perspective & validating it (because it feels like you need to.) Then there's not really the space to allow you both to feel the way you feel, and have that be Okay.
It only takes one person to create or give that space, though. It's just knowing you don't have to fix/help her!
at 12:30 AM on Mar. 24, 2013