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Question... - March 10th 2009, 02:53 PM

If you are really good friends with some one but they keep rubbing there every achievement in your face and basically say that they are better than you.. Should you stop being friends with them... Even if youre GREAT friends with them???
   
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Re: Question... - March 10th 2009, 03:57 PM

Hey Brittany. I'm sorry this has been going on, and I know that has to get very annoying after awhile. But I wouldn't say it's a reason to completely end a friendship. Have you ever tried talking to this friend about how much it really does bother you when he/she does that? Maybe let them know that it's okay to be proud of themselves for whatever reason, and you're glad when they are happy, but it bugs you when they tend to rub things in your face. If your friend is any friend at all, they'll understand and respect your feelings.





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Re: Question... - March 10th 2009, 04:17 PM

Hiya Brittany,

You friendship should be equal, but it seems like she is rubbing things in your face, because maybe she has low self esteem. I dont know, however it could be non-intention & your friend may not be realising the hurt.

I suggest you talk to your friend, be truthfull, but I wouldnt stop a friendship, just have a talk & work it out.


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Re: Question... - March 10th 2009, 09:50 PM

Hey there,

I'm not sure if this is a good reason to stop being friends completely. I think you really need to talk to this person and start ignoring these comments. Don't feel bad about them. You have your own achievements too, and you are even better for not pushing them at people.

So first I think you should talk about how these comments make you feel with this person. It's something that can definitely be worked out between you two. It wouldn't hurt to make some new friends as well that don't just focus on their achievements.

Just know that your friend is feeling happy about what they have accomplished, and since you're their friend, they want to share that with you. They probably don't know it is making you feel bad.

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Re: Question... - March 10th 2009, 10:09 PM

Hey Brittany,
I've been in this exact situation. I was friends with someone who did this, and eventually it got too much and I simply stopped talking to her. I would advise you to talk to them before it gets to this stage though, so you don't lose a friend like I did.
Let them know how it makes you feel, and if they don' take any notice of your words, are they really worth keeping anyway?
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Re: Question... - March 11th 2009, 03:16 AM

That can get very annoying, but I wouldn't say to go as far as stop being friends with them. Joke around about it; when he says one of his achievements exaggerate like crazy be like OMGGGGG I can't believe you did that you are SOO cool. Find any way to joke about it and the'll stop talking.
   
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