I have a dear friend, I've known her for decades. Lately she's been communicating with a family member over the Internet. This family member has some odd ideas, doesn't much care for me and has some really strange values. The family member is able to influence and manipulate my friend. The family member makes no effort to physically spend time with my friend but comes down hard on my friend if she wants to spend time with me or do something fun. Now, the two of them are judging everyone and everything.

I care very deeply about this friend but I really don't want to become part of this triangle. I've been slowly distancing myself and making some new friends. It's sad but these two are having a negative impact on me that is creating some stress. I hope my friend eventually sees that this family member isn't doing her any good.

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