If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Slate)   "Dear Prudence: I made a friend online last year and we got along well. Then I learned he was unstable and tells me I'm horrible and his family disowned him. He's threatening to blackmail me. Do I stay friends or abandon him, damn the consequences?"   ( slate.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, mental health issues, friend, Abuse, Debut albums, terrible person, Best Friend of Charleston, embarrassing personal stories, family members  
•       •       •

445 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 18 May 2017 at 12:50 PM (1 year ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



21 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2017-05-18 08:08:03 AM  
Tell him a secret that legally obligates you to kill him for telling him. Presto. No more harassment.
 
2017-05-18 08:09:36 AM  
There are no friends on the internet.
 
2017-05-18 09:13:06 AM  
I wouldn't worry. He's gonna be pretty busy with the the Russia investigation for at least 6 months.
 
2017-05-18 09:19:07 AM  
He seemed normal at first, but as the time went on, he grew more abusive, and later admitted he suffers from untreated anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. I myself have anxiety, so I try not to judge....

It's really hard to believe that there are people this brainless out there.  Oh I know that there are, it's just hard to believe...

TIME TO START JUDGING YOU BRAINLESS TWIT.....
 
2017-05-18 09:39:49 AM  

Chris Ween: There are no friends on the internet.


That hurts Ween. A stab right to my heart that was.
 
2017-05-18 10:03:37 AM  
This is why I don't TFD.
 
2017-05-18 10:06:03 AM  
Before you guys get all high and mighty on this person, bear in mind that none of you have figured out that I'm actually a transgendered proto-cephalopod lesbian from a broken family with trust issues from the Pleiedes yet.
 
2017-05-18 12:16:42 PM  
There are women with love addiction who date the most horrible guys, while telling you everything is just dandy.  Disturbing.
 
2017-05-18 12:38:03 PM  
Back away slowly.
 
2017-05-18 01:01:05 PM  
Sounds like the makings of a decent reality show.

/Right up until he stabs you
 
2017-05-18 01:13:00 PM  

bighairyguy: Sounds like the makings of a decent reality show.

/Right up until he stabs you


You want to avoid the stabby bit.  Trust me on this.
 
2017-05-18 01:17:35 PM  

Diogenes: Before you guys get all high and mighty on this person, bear in mind that none of you have figured out that I'm actually a transgendered proto-cephalopod lesbian from a broken family with trust issues from the Pleiedes yet.


Why did the Pleiedes cause your trust issues?
 
2017-05-18 01:37:56 PM  

Recoil Therapy: He seemed normal at first, but as the time went on, he grew more abusive, and later admitted he suffers from untreated anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. I myself have anxiety, so I try not to judge....

It's really hard to believe that there are people this brainless out there.  Oh I know that there are, it's just hard to believe...

TIME TO START JUDGING YOU BRAINLESS TWIT.....


Maybe the letter writer couldn't bring themselves to write "I myself am a raging asshole, so I try not to judge..."
 
2017-05-18 01:44:41 PM  
'Cause everyone has secrets
But sometimes you get caught
So if it's just between us
My silence can be bought
Blackmail . . . blackmail
 
2017-05-18 02:25:02 PM  
Prudence gave everyone good advice this week, including the person that was bullied turning the tables on a former tormentor.

The first case is good for people that don't know this sort of thing-because you can dig yourself in deeper paying the Crazegeld not knowing that you don't have to submit to emotional blackmail.
 
2017-05-18 02:27:25 PM  
This woman does not seem to possess any self preservation skills! What she needs to do is document any and all correspondence with the jackwagon, inform all of her RL friends and family of the guys craziness and warn them of his intent, and also tighten up her online presence. She can make a complaint with the local P.D. and even if they cannot 'do' anything to help her she has one more piece of paper in the paper trail that shows she is the victim of his malicious intent.

She can take steps to minimize this guys impact with "actual" friends and family which will help bolster her case with only 'online friends' if the guy tries to plop her secrets out in public. She needs to enlist her friends and family in looking out for any online shenanigans this guy tries to pull. She needs to circle her wagons and stop playing into this assholes game. If she can show that the guy is a nutter no one will believe what he says even if he does manage to spill some of her confidences.

Were it me I'd simply publish his threats on fb or whatever and set the mood against him. You shine a light on cockroaches and they tend to run away.

Seeing as everyone knows these letters are all fake I now doubt the existence of the internet. Of which I'm posting on, right now.
 
2017-05-18 02:37:08 PM  

QueenMamaBee: Diogenes: Before you guys get all high and mighty on this person, bear in mind that none of you have figured out that I'm actually a transgendered proto-cephalopod lesbian from a broken family with trust issues from the Pleiedes yet.

Why did the Pleiedes cause your trust issues?


Well for one, they obviously didn't teach me to use clauses correctly.
 
2017-05-18 02:46:04 PM  

Diogenes: QueenMamaBee: Diogenes: Before you guys get all high and mighty on this person, bear in mind that none of you have figured out that I'm actually a transgendered proto-cephalopod lesbian from a broken family with trust issues from the Pleiedes yet.

Why did the Pleiedes cause your trust issues?

Well for one, they obviously didn't teach me to use clauses correctly.


Damnit. I hoped you were going to tell a fun story.
 
2017-05-18 02:54:33 PM  
Borderline personality disorder's a biatch
 
2017-05-18 05:10:05 PM  
The Pleiades are one of my favorite star clusters.
 
2017-05-19 12:35:22 AM  

FortyHams: This is why I don't TFD.


lulz

I have met and have become friends with some people on Fark, not that tab though.
My city (Pittsburgh) is littered with Farkers.
*does Buzz Lightyear point*
Farkers! Farkers as far as the eye can see!
 
Displayed 21 of 21 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report