The best ways to handle a frenemy
In a perfect world, every friendship would last forever but unfortunately, that isn't the case. Sure, some will be your besties for life and others will come and go. But the *worst* ones are the girls who you think are your friends but act more like your enemeny. You know the ones...the frenemies. They’re basically unavoidable so you have to learn how to deal with 'em, even if it's tough. Follow our tips to help you cope:
Ask yourself if they're trying to help you or hurt you.
It can be hard to figure out whether a friend is genuine. If she is a true blue, she will stick with you through everything, even your worst of times. You'll learn that your best friend will never be called a frenemy. If for some reason you have thought of her like that, well, it might be time to realize she may not be your BFF after all.
Treat her how you want to be treated.
Follow the golden rule, no matter how tempted you are to stoop to her level. The amount of respect you give others will be reflected back on to you. Just because someone is mean to you, does not mean you should be the same way towards them. That only makes the situation worse, and hurts your self-esteem and character.
Accept that maybe she isn't meant to be in your life.
If you try to push a friendship too hard, it will break. Learn to accept that people come and go out of your life for a reason. When they leave, let them and don't try to force something that isn't worth it.
Be yourself and surround yourself with the right people.
A true friend will love you for you. No drama, no nothing. Just you.
Have you ever dealt with a frenemy? Share your tips in the comments!
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