If you have a friend in an abusive relationship, what is your
responsibility? What is the absolute ceiling on what you will keep quiet
about? Like, if he's only verbally abusive, calling her fat and telling
her she isn't worth anything, do you just stay out of it? Or if he only
hits her when she "deserves" it, do you just tell her that she
shouldn't have done whatever she did to upset him?
At what point do you intervene and tell your friend it's time to let go?
Or do you not at all, because it's not your business... or because
they're married and they took a vow of "till death" do they
part? Do you call the police if he's been physically abusive? Or is it
okay because it is in their religion?
It's hard to know what anybody is going through, but we have to
remember they are human FIRST... and making people laugh is their job...
if you're not good at it, you're not paid as much... and like any other
job, most of us just put on a happy face to get through the day because
we have kids to feed and bills to pay... life is stressful!! I'd hate to
push suicide off on any particular group of people, but I can imagine
how being in the spotlight and not being able to do "normal"
things can intensify the stress for famous people... everyone is talking
about you, good or bad, true or false... the cameras, the people,
the stalkers... Their lives are hard in a very different way... put out
there for all to judge...
My little brother attends a college that is very unique in order! Two
things that I'm not used to are:
-Co-ed dorm rooms... Now, we've all heard of that but, starting at the
sophomore level, you are allowed to roommate with a student of the
opposite gender! Not just same sex in one building (staggering the
floors by gender), not even same sex on one floor (but same sex
roommate)!! I thought that was insane!!
-He takes one class at a time. They each last three weeks and he has his
credits! He goes to the class from 9-11 and then 1-3 everyday. Of
course, some of the easier classes won't need to meet as often, but
literally everybody on campus is in classes at the same times! I can
definitely see the pros and cons of this, but I'd like to know your thoughts...
What do you think of this setup?? And do you think you could be
successful in such an environment?