Oh my gosh. I LOVED everything about last week’s debate! Your responses were hysterical and brilliant, and some of you even managed to be insightful on the topic of Red Vines vs. Twizzlers. You guys are just amazing, and I truly love the way this column is getting us all into conversation! Now that we’re warmed up, let’s move along to something only slightly more controversial.
Welcome to Today’s Debate, where we weigh in on the sublime, the ridiculous, and everything in between! Today we’ve got one that’s a little more sensitive…
We’ve all found ourselves in that moment where your friend is revealing to you that she’s about to make a tremendously awful decision. In my experience, these decisions usually involve boys. But it could be anything! A terrible decision at work, or something that involves family or another friend. And you have to grapple with whether to put in your two cents, or let it play out and then be there to support when everything inevitably breaks down.
I wish I could say that I would gently give my honest opinion every time. But I can’t. I think that there are times when a girl just has to figure out things on her own, you know? And of course I’ll always be the friend that’s there for you after the fallout. But I often wish I could be more like my girlfriends that I so admire, who gently but firmly guide me in a good direction when I need it. Maybe it’ll be a goal of mine to get to that point.
Okay, I need to know your thoughts on this one! Do you tell it like it is? Or do you keep your opinion to yourself until the aftermath and then dish out a healthy serving of “I told you so?” Or maybe it’s something in between. Be sure to weigh in! xoxo