So, I haven’t been around these forums in awhile, so if I posted this in the wrong area could a mod please move it?
So, for the past couple years I’ve had this friend. It’s a difficult friendship. Sometimes there are moments when things are good, but more often than not, things are bad. This friend, in the past, has gotten me to do things I didn’t want to, spend money on things I didn’t really need, and outright insulted me on numerous occasions. I’ve been yelled at, belittled, and outraged. Last night things took a whole new turn.
About a year ago I got myself a girlfriend. This came after several years of being single and dealing with the psychological, emotional, and mental issues of being in an abusive relationship. During the course of the cool down period, this friend tried several times to set me up with friends or co-workers of his sister, but come on, we all know how that stuff typically works out. My girlfriend is a nurse and she works an early morning schedule at the hospital. She is up by 4 AM every day, so she tends to be in bed by 8 PM on her work days.
Last night, this friend called me. Eventually the conversation turned to my girlfriend and her family. You see, her father works for a welding company about a four hour drive from their home. This means he stays at the company house with other project leads during the week. I was asked, “Do you think her dad has a girlfriend down there?” I was stunned. When I asked why he would say that, he tells me, “Well dude, you know her dad is away during the week and only sees his wife and children on weekends. He could have something on the side.” I tried to play it off. Then he says this about my girl: “Do you think she’s really in bed right now, or is she talking with some other guy? You know it’s always the sweetest girls who do the worst things.”
If we had been in the same room, he would have gotten my fist in his face.
That didn’t happen (which is better, I suppose. Assault is a crime), so my question is this: How do I handle this? I want to avoid the angry route of telling this idiot to fuck off, but the final line was crossed last night and I am ending this friendship today. Any advice would be much appreciated.