Dear Graham Norton: 'My friend is working in a strip club. Should I say anything?'

Graham Norton
I can’t say I’ve heard of stripping being used as a treatment for depression. But if it’s working for your friend, then who are we to judge? - says Graham Credit: Andrew Crowley/Alamy

Dear Graham

A good friend of mine, whom I met on the first day of university, recently moved to another city to pursue a Master’s. She is intelligent, kind and generous, but has had some issues with depression in the past.

Over the summer, a group of friends planned to go to Croatia together. At the time she declined because she couldn’t afford it. However, just before we left she said she had a “job at a bar” and thus could afford to come after all. Recently she started sending us pictures of new designer shoes she had bought.

It has subsequently emerged that the “bar” is a strip club, where she has been dancing two nights a week. I found this news a bit distasteful, to be honest, but she is...

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