cjmcm Posted November 10, 2011 Share Posted November 10, 2011 I've been split from my ex for half a year now- I ended the relationship and we've stayed friends since. I don't want him back- I'm with someone else now- but I still care about him. My issue now is I don't know where to draw the line. He has noone else in his life- his family abused him when he was younger and he has no real close friends due to a severe social anxiety disorder. I've had a call almost every month asking for help- mainly financially. His job's messing up, his hours have been cut and he's always been absolutely awful with money. Yesterday I got another call saying he can't afford to go to the dentist and was in agony- could I possibly lend him the money for it. This is the first time he's actually asked for money- usually he describes how bad his situation is and makes me feel guilty. I do care and I don't want him to go without or get chucked out of his house but I'm on a lower income than he is and can't afford to keep doing this. He is there for me when I need him and we do still get on, but I'm starting to feel like I'm acting the fool and he's taking advantage. I want to help him and be there for him as a friend, especially as he has noone else, but I don't know how to address this with him without hurting him even further. Any suggestions? Link to comment
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