This is a bit long and complex. So I’m making it short for everyone and try to get to the gist of my story. All I want is advice on how I can get the message across to my friend whose son has addictions. Yes, he has two, but not with any substances. His is computer games and food addictions. It got worse when his parents started to have marital concerns. He seems to have rebelled and doesn’t show any sort of fear towards mom and especially to dad whom he used to obey more. Now, he has recently seen a Youth Counselor. He said his whole life right now is a mess, which is true, sad to say, especially for a 16-year old whose own life is already chaotic at this phase. So parents will follow next in the counseling session. In the meantime, I want to be more direct and forward with my friend. I already did actually. One is with her emotional eating habits. She is also overweight. Another thing I want to be upfront about her is her being stubborn. She sticks to what she knows best. She’s asking for advice but she isn’t really. She wants to hear what she wants to hear. Period. She blames her husband for what has happened to their son and vice-versa. That, I am totally keeping my nose off because I am not close to her husband. But I’ve given her an organization that caters to couples with serious marital problems. She did not heed it because she said husband won’t budge. I believe though, the roots of the son’s problems are caused by all these family issues. I’ve tried to be diplomatic and indirect by telling her something like it takes two to tango in marriage; an apple won’t bear an orange sort-of-lines. One time, I might just drop the bomb at her. My patience is running thin.