A dear friend of mine has recently escaped a horrible abusive boyfriend.
Currently he is threatening to kill himself if she won't get back together with him.
I have told her not to respond to him and I think she should call the police if she is going to call anyone. But what should she do? What advice can I give? I am afraid he is going to come after her. He is completely unstable. She broke up with him months ago and he still is not getting the hint.
Sorry to be so brusque but this is happening across the country and I am terrified this guy is going to escalate from threatening to kill himself to threatening to kill my friend.
Please help! Any advice is welcome.
Edit: Thank you everyone for your advice. I am trying to respond to all of you but I am also dealing with this situation so forgive me if I don't answer. The last I heard is that she phoned his parents and that they went over and that they MIGHT call the cops on him. I guess they have before. However, his parents are also attempting to get her back together with him. So they blow dead bears as far as people go. She also is now not speaking to me, I know she can see what I've said because facebook tells you when people read things, but something's up.
I left her a little message just saying that she can call me any time and that I'm here and that I'm sure it's hard having people tell you what to do in such a scary situation. I didn't mean for that to happen. All I did was insist that she not answer his texts anymore, which I think is solid advice. We will see what happens I guess.
Second edit: She's back. Everything is ok. Authorities were called. Hopefully this will put an end to it.
Love to all you GTers. You are a smart and sassy bunch.