My BFF's dad is driving me crazy

My BFF’s dad drives me INSANE! Her parents are divorced and she spends weekends with her father. Weekends are the only time my bestie and I can hang out.

Her dad is mean, extremely judgmental and selfish. One time he took us shopping, and instead of letting me and my BFF browse, he made us spend the whole time picking out clothes for him!
He's also really overprotective of everything she does. I love my BFF but her dad drives me crazy. What do I do?

Hey Girlie,

It sounds to me like your stuck between a rock and a hard place. You can’t really tell your BFF that you don’t like her dad because, let’s face it, he’s her father and you don't wanna offend her.
Dealing with dad

Overcoming divorce is very difficult. Her pops most likely feels the need to be overprotective of his daughter because she’s his pride and joy, and he doesn’t get to spend much time with her.

For right now, I wouldn't approach either your BFF or her dad about the situation because it could seriously effect your friendship. It’s going to be hard, but you need to try to just accept how her dad the way he is. If you really feel like her father is having a negative impact on her, talk it out with a trusted adult and see what they suggest you do.

Remove yourself from the sitch...

The best way to solve your problemo? Try doing things outside of her house, so that you can spend quality time with your BFF instead of with her AND her dad. Invite her to sleepover at your place, have YOUR parents take you two shopping, go to a movie, or do something outside. You'll get to spend time with your girlie without the stress of her dad hanging around.

Stay supportive of her and your friendship and everything will work itself out. Good luck!


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10/7/2009 7:00:00 AM