Have you ever gone through something, where you knew someone you loved was hurting, and there was nothing you could do about it?
I had one of the middle schoolers I work with at my church ask me this tonight, and the answer is yes. In fact I'm going through it right now. It sucks. Having to step back and let your friend make their own mistakes, while your heart is breaking on the inside is the worst thing. I don't wish a situation like this on anyone.