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by Abigail Van Buren

Woman Can't Watch as Best Friend Makes Bad Choices

DEAR ABBY: My best friend -- who is 19 -- was concerned that she might be pregnant because her period was late. She told me that she and her husband (yes, she's married) have been having unprotected sex. Lo and behold, she took multiple tests and she is pregnant.

I know they are not ready to have a baby, even though she says she's excited. They are currently living in a hotel, and she doesn't have a job. Her husband's mom doesn't even know they're married. I feel bad, but it makes me not want to be her friend anymore because of the choices she's made and where she has ended up. Any advice? -- DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO

DEAR DON'T KNOW: Yes. If you prefer not to be part of her drama -- and it doesn't take a crystal ball to see that there is likely to be plenty -- back off. And tell her honestly that you are not equipped to handle her problems right now.

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