THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
I have a bizarre situation happening next door. My long-time neighbor and friend is going through some pretty weird things. Last year his high school friend lost his job. My neighbor invited him to move in with him and his wife and kids. He's been there for about 8 months now. My neighbor's wife is now pregnant with the former best friend's kid. That all happened while our neighbor was working 15 to 18 hours a day to provide for his wife and kids, and the former friend. They're separating now and he needs to find a place to stay. She will keep the house with the former best friend and my neighbor is going to move. Our kids are grown and gone. My wife and I talked about letting him stay here for a bit, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea, for us or for him. If I were in his shoes, I'd want to be as far away as possible. He is a great guy and I feel awful for him. Do you think it's a bad idea for us to invite this messy situation into our home? He's not a bad guy. He's just in a bad situation. What do you think?
Signed – Sad Neighbor
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