My father (the original Fuming Mucker) passed away this past February. Since then I've had to be there for my mother both emotionally and financially. Along the way some of my emotions got rather carried away with one of my friends of the so-called "tender gender". This friend happened to be dating another good friend of mine at the same time.
Long story short, it's still a freaking mess.
I have a lot of hopes and desires for said friend, however, I feel my friendship to the man in this situation needs to be honored. As such, I've done a lot lately to limit my contact with said lady, even though I really don't want to. Let me be frank, if my male friend was not in the equation I would be all about this possible relationship.
That said, I'm perfectly understandable of my male friend's position of not wanting me or the female friend to interact alone with one another. Our track record has proven unreliable. Mainly to do with both of us sharing a lot of affection for one another.
In light of this, I am not happy with some other actions of my male friend. He has said on more than one occasion that he does not think the female friend knows what she wants. He has said on more than one occasion that she needs to have decisions made for her.
Needless to say, I'm not happy with this. His treatment of her has to stop and he needs to realise that his relationship with her is over. She needs to also be more vocal about what she wants. At this time, I have no idea what her intentions are.
Overall, I'd hate to lose two more friends, but at this rate it seems like it would be a lot simpler and pleasant on my life.