I moved to a new state a few years ago and didn't know anyone. One of the first girls I met where I was working was **Lindsey. We were both in need of a friendship, so over time, we became close.
Jumping right into it, I feel like I need to tiptoe around her because she gets frustrated, angry, and very defensive really easily. Whenever we spend time together, the majority of the time she is complaining about someone/something, talking about her business, or her kids. She talks about everyone behind their backs, so there is no doubt she probably does the same to me. She comes to me for advice a lot, and I will spend hours on the phone with her listening to her problems and helping her work through it. But when I try to talk to her about something that is bothering me, she gives me a one word response then gets distracted and starts doing something else. And I feel like it's a competition to her about what our kids are doing and what stages they are at. This relationship is so draining on me. When we are together, I leave feeling run down, drained and bummed out. She doesn't have too many friends so she is always wanting to get together, and I have a hard time saying no. She lives kind of far so we usually get together about once a week. I need help to end this relationship. Please please please, I am open to any good advice!
* I have to ask anonymously because she is a cm member!
**Name was changed!
Asked by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Relationships
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