Ask Rene: My Friend Is Dating A Drug Dealer! Should I Say Anything?
My best friend “Kerri” is dating a man I don’t like. We’re both adults (24) and she can date anyone she wants to, but this guy is a drug dealer and I’ve heard that he also breaks into houses. She is aware of what he does, but she likes the financial rewards for herself and her daughter. I’m trying not to judge Kerri about this. I have to admit that I look at her differently now. I don’t really want to hang out, especially if he’s around, because I don’t want to get caught up in any trouble she could get in. I was in legal trouble as a teenager and I have no interest in going back. I’m a single mother of one son and my priority is raising him. Kerri and I have been friends since junior high school. I would hate to cut her out of my life. I will do it if I need to. Should I?
Um… SAY WHAT?
Wow.. there are so many red flags on this one, I’m not exactly sure where to start. Well let’s look at the facts as laid out by you. “Kerri” is your friend. She is an adult. She has a daughter and is dating a ne’er do well. Now, what do you do or say, if anything? Here’s what I would do if I were you.