I have a friend who has ‘dated down’ for as long as I have known her. She is such a wonderful, inspiring, and kind woman, and for some reason continues to date men that take all of her energy and end up breaking her heart. Recently, she started dating a guy who’s downright slimy. I do not get what she sees in him at all. He’s rude, condescending, and does not seem to appreciate her (from what I’ve seen first-hand, and from the stories she’s told me in confidence). I’ve tried talking with her to tell her that she can do better than this guy, but she took the conversation very personally. She feels as though I’m attacking her decision to be with him and that I’m not supporting her as a friend.
I just want what’s best for my friend, and don’t want this conversation to come between us....