My bestie has been in a relationship since last summer and it seemed all good at first, but over time, I started to see some things that were pissing me off. I kept my mouth shut because I didn't want to rain on her parade. I dropped a hint or two here and there, but never really vocalized my thoughts because I pick and choose my battles wisely.
A month or so ago, I mentioned some things that had been on my mind and she seemed like she was listening, but I don't think she was really hearing me. I left it alone and went on business as usual. Just the other day, bestie was pissed off royal and I used it as a segway to voice the things that had been on my mind. Fortuantely for me, she was receptive to what was being said and took it all very well; better than I'd expected actually.
She's apparently stuck to her guns and the advice she was given and the relationship appears that it's going to come to an end. I'm happy that I spoke up and shared my views instead of sucking it up and watching her suffer and/or think no one gave a damn about what she was going through. Sometimes it takes the input or influence of those who care about us to help us see the forest for the trees. That's what friendship and love is all about.
Love to live; live to love!