09 July, 2009

if i ruled the world...

you know when you have a good friend who is in a bad relationship where even THEY know that they need to break up with him but they just can't for whatever reason?

don't you wish you were really rich in those circumstances, and you could just bribe them with tens of thousands of dollars or a really elaborate, long, fancy vacation to just dump them?

i do.

i think there should be a government agency or some kind of non-profit charity just for that purpose - bribing people to leave bad relationships.

20 comments:

  1. Non-rich people can help, too. Have you ever seen a show called "Intervention?" Stage one of those...

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  2. I am soooo with on you on this. Just do it! Like a Band-Aid!

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  3. I'm not sure bribing would work....As a former "good friend in a bad relationship," I can tell you the decision to finally make a change and leave has to come from within. Nice thought though!

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  4. I have been in that same place! My friend was with a guy for something crazy like...7 years? It was on again/off again. All of us, including her, caught him cheating on her all of the time. She just wouldn't leave the guy! Luckily, she came to her senses a little over a year ago and hasn't reverted... I hope your friend realizes she can do a lot better soon!

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  5. Oh how it hurts to see someone hurt themselves.

    I hope the can'ts become cans.

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  6. It is probably one of the worst feelings in the world to watch a friend in a tumultuous relationship.

    I hope they can get out of it and you can be there to help them!

    Cheers-

    R

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  7. Too true! I would have spared several of my loved ones if I had money to spare.

    By the by, I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I love it!

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  8. Omg I can't tell you how often I've had this very thought! Makes you wonder, though, if anyone's ever thought it about you! :)

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  9. You should imagine how hard it is to leave a man you love even if you know deep down that he is not right for you

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  10. I have so many friends in the midst of such relationships right now.It's extremely hard to watch, but having seen it played out many times, I've definitely come to understand that people really do have to make their own mistakes. It's not something they can hear or accept until they're completely done with it.But being excessively rich might make the whole process less terrible ;)

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  11. a friend and I had this conversation last night! I wish you could pull them out and watch their relationship like a movie. It's so sad!

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  12. I have recently dealt with the same situation. My bf was in a relationship years with a real L-O-S-E-R and let me tell you all of the money in the world could not have made her dump him. She finally woke up and realized he was a slimebag and has since moved on (I hope for good). The only thing you can do is patiently wait until your friend figures it out. Believe me, I know how frustrating that can be.

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  13. Or maybe we can send the bad half of the relationship away on a vacation.

    And by vacation, I mean exile.

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  14. I fully agree - it is so hard to sit by and watch!

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  15. now THIS is a genius idea... yess.s....

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  16. When my now husband was 18 he got involved in his first serious relationship. I have never met her but apparently she was manipulative, controlling, sneaky, etc. (you get the picture). His parents did just what you are talking about!! They sent him to college in Hawaii! The one place they knew he would never turn down. Their scheme worked-he forgot about the girl and he and I met in Hawaii years later. They now say it was one of their best investments.
    P.S. I love your blog!

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  17. nothing takes the mind off of a break up like a good vacation!

    my friend and her boyfriend of five years recently split up so she decided to come to south america with me! travel is amazing therapy:)

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  18. i know how your friend feels. it's so hard. i would never have made it through (and out of) mine without the tough love of my best friend.

    love always prevails. just love her. (or him?)

    :)

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