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Helping a Friend With Low Confidence

Group Therapy: How Do You Help a Friend With Lack of Confidence?

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How do you help a friend with lack of confidence who remains oblivious after realizing her boyfriend has cheated on her over and over again? This is the case of ALL my friends. They're smart, beautiful women, in college with decent jobs, dating pricks, drop-outs, unemployed men who all they do is manipulate them and put them down. It is so frustrating seeing my friends cry over these pricks and forgiving them days later! How can I open their eyes so they can see what I see?!!

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hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 5 years
I have a male friend who is going through something similar, to the point that he's doubting every little choice he makes. It's hard to watch. I've been there, where I forgive and forgive, and it did help to have friends constantly tell me that he was an asshole. Maybe if you keep reminding her that she can do better, it'll sink in. It eventually did for me.
ckeller825 ckeller825 5 years
As somebody who has come from an emotionally (and at times physically) abusive relationship, all you can really do is be there for your friends and support them when they are going through a hard time. Hopefully sooner than later, they will see the light.
testadura67 testadura67 5 years
Gotta disagree, Anonymous, I've seen plenty of men get strung along by women in the same exact manner. I guess all you can do is be supportive and honest. You say they're all in college, and at that age women are still figuring out who they are and what they'll put up with. I can only hope these craptastic boyfriends become their lessons learned sooner rather than later, and help them demand better treatment from future relationships.
Sherrilee Sherrilee 5 years
Tell they are too much for these men. Point out all their best qualities to them and tell them to be strong enough to stand up to these men and let them know they won't accept this kind of treatment. young women like this have plenty of time to find a good man if they think more of themselves.
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