Kid Stuff

Posted on | October 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Kid Stuff

Dear Short Answers:
Two good friends of mine recently broke up after a 2-year relationship. Both of them seem angry at each other and are trying to get their friends to take sides. Each has basically said that if I see the other person, they won’t talk to me anymore. I like them both and am sorry that it didn’t work out but I just want them to move on. How do I avoid getting caught in the middle of their foolishness?
Monkey in the Middle

Dear Monkey:
They get to vent to a sympathetic ear for a short time. You can be kind without agreeing to demonize the former partner. Try “I’m sorry you are hurting.” If their childish demands continue, you are better off without both of them.

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