Re: Fiancées tattoo.
So this was a set up, but now it is more.
There is something I was writing that still needs to be said but in a new context.
In her current life as a single mother she needs a network of support. Her coworkers and he tattooed friend are important parts of that network. They feel a need to stand together. What they don't get, is that Andy is not the enemy. The only reason your Andy's fiance to get a tattoo is to show solidarity with the friends, against Andy. The friends are perfectly willing to throw Andy under the Bus to preserve their group.
She is using her old survival patterns in a situation that doesn't fit. If she doesn't stop and think, she will end up in the same old situation. Single mom with support group.