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there's this girl at school who used to be my friend but not anymore. she is constantly mean to me and makes me feel like i'm less than myself. worse of all, she is in the same friend group as me, spreads rumors about me, and is so mean, but never admits that she did anything wrong. i feel bad for hating her, but i think she deserves it. any advice on dealing with a mean girl?
Talk to your mutual friends about it. But whatever you do, do NOT throw bad things out about the girl (it will make you seem just like her). Just stick to the facts, like what happened to make you guys no longer friends and what you know she has been saying about you that isn't true. Find out what your friends think about the situation you told them about. If they back her up, then maybe they aren't really good friends after all. If they back you up or decide they want no part with what either of you guys say to/about eachother, then those are the people to stay with. Feel free to ask anymore question you may have about this and I'll try to help my best. I hope I helped!
Thanks so much for your advice! i have talked to my friends and they watch her be mean to me without telling her she's wrong or standing up for me. i just get scared by what i think she's going to say to me next and i get scared to go to school. Thanks again though!
Does your school have a program like Silence Hurts(a bullying reporting program)? You may want to talk to your counselor or a teacher about this. Your friends aren't doing what they should be, which is protecting you(sorry if that sounds harsh but it is true even if you don't think it like that).