Response to Toxic Friendship

October 18, 2012
By KayG. BRONZE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
KayG. BRONZE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reading this article it reminds me of a friend i have that's a little like the bully in the story. I've known her for 2 or 3 years now and although some things that she says puts me down I don't feel like she means to do it. It is true that sometimes its hard to see things like this sneaking into a friendship. Like in the article I have learned to live as my own person and not let what she says bother me as much anymore. I love the motto that Elana Burack wrote "Define yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself."

I've let people say whatever to me and sometimes have tried to change myself for them when it only makes me even more unhappy, but I have chosen to do what makes me happy because it's not their life I'm living, it's my own. We can't live by what people want and do what pleases them because we are nobody's shadow, we are all beautifully, and uniquely our own person.

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