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That is a hard question and not the easiest thing to deal with, esspecially if your friend thinks it is their fault or that things are not that bad. Talk to them let them hear your concerns. Be adult about it, and avoid making them feel like you are just bashing on the significant other, they can retaliate. Sometimes you can suggest that you watch a movie involving some of the things they are going through. Enough with Jennifer Lopez is a good one. That can help them see it from another persons perspective as being a bystandard and not the one with all the emotional blindness.Make sure you are also understanding, by being demanding that they listen never helps, and the more upset you get twards them the more they are going to defend the other person. Remember you can't make them, but maybe by you coming forward it will give them someone to lean on during the separation. Just to know someone is there to listen can change everything.

You cant convince them. Give her Lundy Bancrofts book, "Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men." Let her read the book in peace. Dont grill her or tell her she "should" anything. Let her gather her own strength and make up her own mind. Tell her her positive qualities and encourage her to make the right decision but do NOT try and control the outcome. Shes had enough control. She will appreciate any advice from you more if you are supportive and not bossy or talking down to her. Best wishes.

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