Honest question: Do I keep being a friend to a person who professes a need to hurt me?
I have a friend, an ex, really, who among other things feels a need to lash out when she is troubled. This lashing out has been on going, and I've been chewed out for everything from not answering texts immediately to having nervous breakdowns. I have not often returned these hurtful sentiments, and have acted under the belief that she needs to vent her frustrations at her life. Even if it's extreme, it's what friends do, yes?
Recently I got a text from this person stating that she needed to hurt me, and know that I was being hurt, to get on with her life, as well as vocalizing a sentiment that she wanted to leave the area because I was here.
I know, you will believe whatever you want. I have never abused, cheated, stolen, or otherwise significantly harmed this person. My largest flaws are problems communicating, time management, and my depression.
I don't know if I should continue being this person's friend. Or how to proceed if that's the right option. Thoughts?