I have a friend who is in graduate school to become a licensed family therapist and is set to graduate this summer. The issue is that she has recently become re-involved with a married man whom she works with. She was involved with this man two years ago until her now ex-girlfriend (yes, girlfriend) found out. She recommitted herself to her 10-year relationship and left the infidelity behind. Fast-forward two years later to her girlfriend deciding to end the relationship and asking her to move out.
Almost immediately after the breakup she contacted an ex-girlfriend in the hopes of rekindling an old flame in addition to signing up for two online dating services. She had several dates with her ex-girlfriend and decided it was not to be only after declaring to all of her friends that they had a second chance at love. She then began dating a woman she met online. Now she's decided that she is still "in love" with the married man at work. Every day it seems she has a new story to tell about whom she is in love with and what her big plans are for the future.
The latest is that this married man has told her he is going to leave his wife to be with her. They have gone so far as to decide that they will lie to his children about her first name in order to keep her identity from his soon to be ex-wife since she too found out about the affair two years ago.
I cannot listen to any more of her drama and I question her sincerity about wanting to become a therapist. I also question her state of mind. She's been a lesbian for as long as I have known her and now she has decided that she wants to live with a married man with two kids?
It's becoming increasingly difficult to communicate with her. It makes me cringe and want to end my friendship with her.Should she be reported to the university that she is attending as they are going to allow her to do her "practice therapy" with clients seeking professional help?
I think she needs professional help. As a therapist she will be held to a higher ethical standard yet she is engaging in unethical behavior.
What should I do?