Life Advice



Ask Amy: Friend needs a different kind of wake-up call

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I have a friend who I love dearly, but she's crossed over a couple of lines with me lately and I have gently cut her off.

She is a drama queen and is constantly having relationship problems.

The other day she texted me at 3 a.m., telling me she was leaving her boyfriend. She showed up at my house at 5 a.m. with her 16-year-old daughter “Cynthia” in tow.

After telling me how horrible her boyfriend is and saying inappropriate things in front of her daughter, the next day she was back with her boyfriend.

When I heard this news, I told her to please talk to her other friends because I was stepping back.

She is also a recreational drug user and I absolutely cannot be around that.


Now she is upset at me, telling me that she would never turn her back on me.

Am I wrong? I don't have time for her high school drama!

We are in our 50s and are both grandparents!

– Backed Away


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