But except for one person who drunkenly voiced her disapproval one night — an outburst that did little but create tension, Wiedner said — everyone kept their mouths shut."I've always gone by the notion that you should have faith that it will work out because your friend has a good head on her shoulders," said Wiedner, who works in social media marketing in Chicago and runs the dating blog Chloe Cline (chloecline.com). Finally fed up, her friend broke up with the guy, and Wiedner and her pals breathed a sigh of relief and confessed their long-simmering concerns.
Weinstein emphasizes having solid evidence, which means not just hearsay or one example, but a pattern of behavior based in fact.
Catching your friend's mate at a bar with someone else might have an innocent back story, he said, and people should get the benefit of the doubt before you start sowing seeds of doubt.
These are the species of jerks your mate might fall for and psychologist Leanne Hall’s advice on the best way to deal with each. How to deal: According to Hall, if you put him down you’ll only spark a row with your friend.
Instead, strategically highlight the power imbalance. What to say: Remember, it’s your job to be there for her.
“You have to be there to pick up the pieces when it falls apart, because a relationship with a narcissist never lasts”.