Okay, I have been friends with this girl for about four years. When we became friendly I was aware that she had been brought up in an abusive and negligent familly, and she only has about a sixth grade education. At first I think that I just wanted to "take her under my wing" and help her to better herself. Years later our beliefs and such are very different. She doesn't believe in women's rights, and she doesn't believe that gays should have certain rights. I told her all human beings deserve equal treatment even if we can't agree with what they do. She is married to a man who she abuses both verbally and mentally. I prefer to avoid abusive people as I do not want them or their negative influence in my life. She's currently pregnant with his child and she talks about how she wants to raise her child like she was raised. I know that everyone has their own opinions but I do not care to be around someone that lives their life the way that she does. She tells me that I was raised with " a silver spoon in my mouth." The truth is I just have responsible parents that help me out, and I hope to do the same for my kids one day! I am currently enrolling in college to become an addictions counselor. I want to do important things in my life! It's impossible to hold an intelligent conversation with her because she only wants to speak of herself and all of the ways she manipulates her husband. Anyway, I am trying to dissolve our friendship and she's making it impossible. I have tried to talk with her about how I feel and it's like talking to a wall! Maybe I'm not being blunt enough? Does anyone have advice for me?????