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User Topic: a little stunned .. comment from acquaintance
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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have an acquaintance that I have known for about 15 years.

Recently she was talking about another woman, her best friend. She said she had always thought that she was better than the bff, but that now bff is doing well in a new relationship and job, and she is really jealous.

I was blown away that she would
a- think she is 'better' than someone she describes as her best friend

b- be upset and jealous that her bff is doing well, because she has always been "better" than her.

FWIW, this woman is mid 30s. And has a lot of material & personal successes. We are not close at all, so I was surprised that she said this to me. I did not really know how to answer...

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Default  Posted: 5:59 PM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I don't know how to answer her either, but people with poor self-esteem put others down to make themselves feel better. So it's not a far stretch to see where they might surround themselves with people they think they're better than, for the ego trip. Sounds like that's what she's been doing in this "friendship" all along.

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we'll ever do. ~ Brené Brown

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Default  Posted: 9:17 PM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

She doesn't sound like much of a friend. I wonder if the bff status is all in her head.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it-Henry David Thoreau
Me: FBS (no longer betrayed nor a spouse)-62
Him: WXH-62
D-day: 2007 (two years before finding SI)
S: 6/2010; D: 3/2011

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Default  Posted: 9:11 AM, August 27th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I wish some people would stop treating life like one big competition and instead have genuine happiness and empathy for others.

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