I had two friends that were really funny and I loved to hang out with them, but they were really mean to me and they treated me like I was their slave. I always tried to stay away from them, but it was really hard to because they were always laughing about something and I would go over to them and just start laughing with them and hanging out with them again. One of the girls was always hurting me and being really gross. The other one was always commenting on some flaw about one of us. There was also one girl that I carpool with in the morning and I wanted to be friends with her because she was nice and really funny, but my other mean friends didn't like her and I thought that if I hung out with her, they wouldn't be my friends anymore. I talked to my mom and my aunt about it and they helped me realize that there were other people that would be funny and nice. They told me that even though they were funny, I shouldn't have to put up with them being mean to me. The next day I didn't hang out with them and I hung out with the other girl and her friends instead. It was actually kind of funny because she couldn't figure out why I wasn't talking to her. The only other problem was that she was my partner in my afterschool dance class. I asked my mom if I should just try to ignore her. She said that I should still be nice to her, but not to hang out with her all the time during the class. Being around the mean girls had effected me and made me mean to other people too. My parents realized it too. When I stopped being friends with her, you could tell that I had been hanging out with better people because I was being alot nicer. I am very glad that I have made this change.
Please post your stories about mean friends like this one. Maybe I can help you find better friends.
My Dad died in 2009