Kw-logo-smaller

Dear Dish-It: Bossy BFF

Dear Dish-It,

My best friend is bossy. Should I keep her or kick her to the curb?

AWD


Dear AWD,

The thing about friendship – even BEST friendships – is that they have their ups and they have their downs, too, just like those rollercoaster rides you see at amusement parks! In terms of whether or not you should stay best friends with someone who is being mean to you, treating you badly or pushing you around, well, it’s really all up to you.


Of course, having someone be bossy and tell you what to do all the time is never fun. But before you decide to end your friendship with your bossy BFF, you should sit down and think about some things first. Like, how much do you value your friendship with her, besides the bossy part? How long have the two of you been friends? Will you miss her when she’s not your friend anymore? All of these are important things to think about before you pull the plug on your friendship.


Next, you have two options. If you’ve thought it out really well and you’ve come to the conclusion that you just don’t want or need to be friends with her anymore, that’s cool. But if you think you’d like to keep your friendship, the next step is to help your BFF stop being so bossy. You can try confronting her directly about it, writing her a letter or an e-mail, or just dropping subtle hints when she starts ordering you around. My best advice? Don’t let her boss you around. The less you give in to her bossiness the more she’ll realize she can’t treat you badly anymore.


More Great Dish-It Advice:

  • Bully BFF
  • I Don’t Trust My BFF
  • My BFF Won’t Talk To Me
  • My BFF Stole My BF
  • 15 Comments

    latest videos

    F1055530725609

    Who's the Bossiest Rugrat? Vote!

    • It's totally Tommy who's the bossy one.
    • Angelica is the queen of the bossy babies.
    • Chuckie's the really bossy Rugrat.
    • Spike's the bossy one!

    related stories

    I don't know what to do about my BF. He acts like my father. He tells me what kind of music to li...

    Dear Dish-It in the forums

    Gamer_GTA
    Gamer_GTA posted in Friends:
    throughout school I have always been picked on weither it be because of my interests or just my personality. In middle school I was called ####### everyday by all the guys in my grade. One of my teachers even bullied me and my mom never believed me because my teacher was so nice to her... I ended up crying on the 3rd day of my freshman year because the kids in my class were so mean to me... I'm gonna be a sophomore in highschool this year and I really don't want to go back to school because I'm afraid that it will be a repeat of freshman year... I need advice on how to make the best of the rest of school if I have to deal with the people that bully me...
    reply about 10 hours
    PinkaLicous123
    PinkaLicous123 posted in Friends:
    Like my sisters says Give him a hard time and if he cant handle it then he's NOT worth it..... your welcome.
    reply about 11 hours
    hugebear
    hugebear posted in Friends:
    Shares their chips with you :)
    reply about 14 hours
    Harmonia
    Harmonia posted in Family Issues:
    My mom. She utterly hates me and whenever we fight she not only takes all my things away in a rage so I can't talk to anyone online, she screams about how I'm stupid, lazy and a horrible person and other similar bad stuff. Thanks for the self esteem boost Mom (:
    reply about 17 hours
    Nate-Forever-Always
    My mom can be really scary and persuasive when she wants something done and if we don't do it, you better WATCH OUT!!!
    reply about 17 hours

    play online games