I just found out today that my best friend is planning to move to Seattle, we live in NC. We've been friends for almost 32 years now and I don't even really have any other good friends. I think she's making a big mistake and I need advice on what I can say to her without ruining our friendship. Her reason for moving: She's in love with someone she knows only online and has never even met in person! This is not the first time she has moved, all for people online and nothing has worked out. One time she even moved to Sweden just for "love". She almost moved a few years ago, for yet another online love interest. He died unexpectedly, right before she was getting ready to move. She's 43 years old and has never had a serious relationship unless you count all of her online boyfriends. Most of who she never met in person. The last time she was involved with an online love interest, he moved to NC and moved in with her. But, she quickly found out, he wasn't interested in her and only needed a place to live. She said this new online boyfriend, who I just found out about today, won't move to NC because he has a child he doesn't want to be far from. She's my children's Godmother, and all her family and friends are here. And she doesn't drive, and has health problems, she just had brain surgery in June! I don't know what to do about this, I can't tell her she's being stupid. Another thing I need to add, if she moves I know I'll never see her again if things do work out. My husband is low income, so no way we'd be able to visit, and she wouldn't be able to either. We hardly get to see each other anyway, she lives about 30 minutes away now, but with her job and busy weekends we only get to see each other every few months, but at least she's close by and we can still see each other. Anyone have any advice? What can I do?
on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:04 PM