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I have a friend who can't or won't take control of her life, and I feel increasingly maxed out around it. It's been so long, and it feels so patterned, and I just don't know how to be supportive around everything right now. I'm capable of creating more distance and taking care of myself, but it hurts . . . and I feel sad that she's so far from having the confidence and courage required to take the wheel and drive.