So recently a friend of mine was talking about a relationship gone bad. He's controlling, over jealous, and has threatened to kill himself if she doesn't get back with him. I recognize these things as classic abuse signs. So I and my brother and one other girl were listening and talking to her about it but she was still trying to ask questions when they kinda got off track and she couldn't get them back on. So I facebooked her a link to an article on how to recognize abuse and said she should make her choice based on her own beliefs and values. I then also said if she needed help or to talk she could contact me or my brother. She responded by saying, and I quote. "oh okay thanks" Maybe I'm stupid but that doesn't sound great to me. Is that a bad response? Did I handle it well?
"Bravery is not a function of firepower." JC Denton.
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