Michelle in the Middle
When I take a trip down middle school memory lane, I seem to stumble right by a frenemy or two.
I know I’m not alone. Most adult women I talk with are still troubled by the memory of a mean girl from middle school who pretended to be a friend when she needed something, but would throw a friend under the social bus as soon as a better opportunity came by.
Now that I’m older and wiser, I want every child know what I wish I had known then: that they are never stuck in a friendship with someone who makes them feel “not good enough.” Here is the advice I give to the young teens – girls AND boys – in Athena’s Path & Hero’s Pursuit to help them determine a true friend vs. a frenemy and how they can get out of a friendship that isn’t very friendly.