Dear Gossip Girl, my BFF is turning into a major frenemy. I’m not sure if it’s just PMS or what, but suddenly I’m her big target. I’m fed up with the passive aggressive dissing in her FB status updates. Help! –Noor
It looks like you’re finding out the hard way that bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Some are even cleverly disguised as your best friend! But she’s probably picking on you because she doesn’t think you’ll stand up for yourself. Remember, bullies–even the BFF kind–only respond to strength.
So the next time your bad friend’s Facebook status reads something like “Uh guess I WON’T be having sushi tonight because a CERTAIN FRIEND is insisting on Italian. Whatever,” let her know that you’re not to be trifled with. Just one well-posted “We aren’t going to the sushi place because last time you tipped 10% and quite frankly I’m embarrassed to be seen in there with you again” will make her think twice about bashing you, either on line or in person!
Confrontation isn’t any fun, but having someone step all over you in her stilettos isn’t either…XOXO.
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