In this Jealous or Justified, Years of friendship go down the drain, read the article and find out why!


“Jealous or Justified is a monthly segment where we ask our readers to analyze the situation of someone who has asked for our help to see if the person is being Jealous or are they Justified in feeling the way they feel.

Please keep in mind that the term “Jealous” can mean many things in the context of this segment. It doesn’t and won’t always mean jealous in its true meaning. Perhaps the person is just in their feeling a bit too much.

I can’t believe my Friend is acting this way! Mark and I have been friends since middle school, we were on the chest team together. We became close friends during a school trip when we were competing for the state championship for our school, we had a great run but eventually lost.

On that trip he revealed to me that he was gay. It really didn't matter to me, he was my friend and I cared about him and valued our friendship.

As we grew up, there were times when people were not always kind to Mark. He was bullied alot for being gay but I always stood up for him beause he was my best friend.

After high school I went to college out west and Mark started a clothing line. It was mostly t-shirts but he made a decent living. Those t-shirts were the foundation for his current clothing line. He was very talented and I know he’s going to be a huge success.

After college I landed a great job and had a great relationship with a wonderful woman I met in college.

Although, Mark and I are still great friends, our lives have moved in differents directions but he’s still my guy we just have more friends and living different lives now.

Mark is very close to launching his line and it's really cool stuff. He’s sent me a few pieces and I love them. But as fast as he makes money he spends it, which is slowing down his progress.

One day he called and asked to help him get his teeth fixed, Mark has always had crooked teeth. I told him I couldn't do much because I was saving for an engagement ring for my girl. He said that there was another way and that he had researched the company I worked that deals with insurance policies. According to Mark, if I said we were a couple the policy would pay 80% and he would pay the rest of it.

I said no, I’m not doing that. Mark immediately got mad, shockingly, he told he I was never his real friend and called me homophobic among many other bad names.

I was hurt and confused. I spent years of my life defending him against bullies because he was gay, I defended him so much that people assummed I was gay also. Now he’s mad because I won’t commit insurance fraud and am worried about what could happen with my future wife. I think he’s being totally selfish and utterly ridiculous.

Even after all the insults I decided that I would get a loan and help him. I called him for two weeks and he never once answered my calls. Now it's been a few months and I’m over it, I don't consider us friends anymore and I dont want to see him or even speak to him again.

I’m done with Mark! Am I taking it to far? Beautiful Machine Readers I need your help. Am I jealous or Justified?

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