Com­fort­ably close

CLEO (Singapore) - - BEAUTY -

How close you are to your friend is the de­ter­min­ing fac­tor on whether you should tell them. But even if it’s your BFF, be sure to not ap­pear judg­men­tal. No one likes to be told that they made a mis­take, and well-mean­ing con­cern can be taken as an in­sult.

Sara*, who’s had friends date gold dig­gers be­fore, says, “I don’t want to see [my friends] get hurt, but if they’re happy, who am I to deny them their hap­pi­ness?” This is es­pe­cially true if your friend is in the hon­ey­moon phase. “While you may want to give your two cents’ worth, chal­leng­ing a friend’s choice of part­ner too di­rectly can be coun­ter­pro­duc­tive,” says psy­chol­o­gist Anoushka Beh of Abeh­psych Coun­selling. Stag­ing an in­ter­ven­tion dur­ing this pe­riod can elicit an “us against the world” vibe from the cou­ple, push­ing them closer to­gether, and pulling your friend­ship apart.

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