Friendship on the Rocks: When a 'Village' Becomes Too Much 🏘️🤷‍♀️

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

We've all heard the saying, 'It takes a village to raise a child.' But what happens when someone's interpretation of this proverb starts to infringe on the boundaries of friendship? One woman found herself in this exact predicament when her friend's demand for support began to feel more like a full-time job. Let's dive into her story... 🏘️👀

The Village Invitation 💌

useful-prize688 | useful-prize688

The Village Duties 📋

useful-prize688 | useful-prize688

The Village Overload 🏋️‍♀️

useful-prize688 | useful-prize688

The Village Rebellion 🚩

useful-prize688 | useful-prize688

The Village Dilemma 🤷‍♀️

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Village or Servitude? The Line Gets Blurry 🏘️😕

Caught in the crossroads of friendship and obligation, our protagonist finds herself questioning her role in her friend's 'village'. From babysitting duties to school runs, her friend's expectations seem to have no bounds. As she grapples with the guilt of potentially letting her friend down and the exhaustion of being an unpaid nanny, she wonders if she's in the wrong for wanting to step back. Let's see what the internet has to say about this tricky situation... 🌐💬

NTA: 'Village' should be about helping with kids, not labor 👨‍👩‍👧🤷‍♀️

keesouth | keesouth

Cut ties and move on. You're not friends, no hard feelings. NAH 🙌

Defiant_Ingenuity_55 | Defiant_Ingenuity_55

NTA. Don't expect others to drop everything for you. 🙅‍♀️

Responsible_Lawyer78 | Responsible_Lawyer78

No privacy on the internet! Share and laugh at the consequences! 😂

brief_kc | brief_kc

Laundry wars: Who will be the first to conquer Mt. Laundry? 🤪

Flat_Shame_2377 | Flat_Shame_2377

NTA: Boundaries are important. You're not responsible for her life. 🙏

judgy_mcjudgypants | judgy_mcjudgypants

NTA: Friendship shouldn't be about unpaid labor. 🚫💪

ColdstreamCapple | ColdstreamCapple

NTA: The "village" doesn't need to do her chores. 🏡

penguin_squeak | penguin_squeak

NTA: Mothers unite against the crazy 'Mop The Floor' show! 🥳

ServelanDarrow | ServelanDarrow

NTA finds it weird when a visitor is asked to mop floors 🤔

DwightsJello | DwightsJello

NTA - Don't be her free cleaning service! 💪🏻

ChocolateCoveredRage | ChocolateCoveredRage

NTA: Setting boundaries with entitled friends. 🙏

MystifiedByPeople | MystifiedByPeople

"NTA and I'm with you on the matter: Small things here and there are okay, but it seems like she either doesn't really have her life in order or she bit off more than she could chew with the baby and the long hours working partner." 😬

Lotex_Style | Lotex_Style

NTA, but don't expect to get back what you loaned 💰

AilingHen69 | AilingHen69

NTA and I'm a woman in a few friends group 'villages' 🤷‍♀️. Is this some TikTok shit? 🤔

JaneEyrewasHere | JaneEyrewasHere

NTA: Not your child, not your responsibility 🙅

Select_Remote5138 | Select_Remote5138

NTA. Boundaries are important for healthy friendships. 👍

Scarlettohara1605 | Scarlettohara1605

Misunderstanding the concept of 'village' and expecting free labor 😒

squirlysquirel | squirlysquirel

NTA: Motherhood realities hit hard, she wasn't ready for it 🤷‍♀️

Jckun31 | Jckun31

NTA. No obligation to raise friend's kids. Friend was AH.

WealthEconomy | WealthEconomy

Permission denied: When boundaries are crossed in friendship 🙄

beardoggoose | beardoggoose

NTA: She's using you and others. Not a true friend.

givemethc27 | givemethc27

NTA. Taking care of your own kids is your responsibility 👏

holisarcasm | holisarcasm

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