Genuine friends are those who will swallow their pride and support your decisions no matter what. Now, I’m not saying that if your friend(s) wanted to jump off a building or shoot up some drugs you should be 100% supportive. In which case, you should definitely stop them but that’s besides the point.
I am referring to relationships in particular. When it really comes down to it, your relationship or your friend’s relationship is no one’s damn business (unless something was seriously wrong). Relationships are not black and white, there are many gray areas and people will encounter numerous bumps throughout their relationships and they may or may not conquer and prevail from those obstacles. Yes, some things may become redundant but it is your job to shut off YOUR insecurities for a second, shut up, and be the caring and understanding person you’re supposed to be. As a friend, it’s perfectly acceptable to voice your opinions, make suggestions and let your friend see things from an outsiders perspective. However, your main job is to be supportive.Otherwise, you’re going to drive them away and they will NEVER come to you for anything. If they make a mistake and end up getting hurt, so be it. Just be there to help them cope and get through the pain. It’s not the end of the world and they will hopefully learn from it. It’s not your relationship, you don’t know what they’re going through so you have no right to shit( please excuse my french) negativity on your friend’s relationship. Think, instead of them being perfectly and blissfully happy, you’re the bad guy raining on their parade. Everyone lovesssss a negative Nancy right? Said NO ONE EVER.