In Matters of the Heart, Do Friends Know Best?
No matter how many hours I’ve spent in this conversation with my friend, “so he cheated, lied, stole your credit card and drinks too much, what else does he need to do, throw knives at your head” they never end it until they’re ready. Inevitably it is for the reasons we had talked about but I’d never say I told you so.
Do friends know best? I asked a few people:
“The BFF always knows best. You never want to hear it at the time because fools in love tend to put up the blinders, but the BFF is always right. Even if you don’t like their taste.”
“I hate to say it but I think the friends usually do know best– usually, but are you really going to make your decision based on your friend’s input and save yourself heartache? The thought of breaking off a shot at love because of an outsider’s view (have they seen your partner naked? No!) is mortifying.”
“Some people take their friends advice too much to heart and should follow their own heart. I think no one can know what goes on inside your relationship”.