1. Sharon
    September 27, 2017

    Hi! I have two daughters, 18 and 16. Constantly I tell them everybody is not your friend – meaning just because you know someone from school or in passing does not make them a friend. Friendships are tight bonds that stay strong regardless of time and distance. You can be vulnerable without judgement – your friend knows you and she/he is that person that will step in as your Mother, Father, Sister, or Brother and pull you back from danger, whether you like it or not. Your friend is willing to take the risk of you being upset because you are friends and she knows she better not come back without you! Personally, I have a small group of friends – 5 ladies who are friends. They know my strengths and weaknesses better than I do often. I have a large group of associates – people I know and shoot the breeze with, have a glass a wine or just hang out with. I also teach my girls to establish boundaries – boundaries are healthy. My youngest daughter is having a struggle with boundaries. She has a “Friend” (Air Quote) that has crossed a boundary. In a nutshell the girls planned to go the movies last Saturday. At the last minute the “Friend” (Air Quote) cancelled, said she wasn’t going. Later my daughter learned via social media that she did go to the movies. She was hurt – Momma Bear – ME!! – I was pissed. That’s my baby! I told her several times this young lady probably not the “Friend” (Air Quotes) you think. This is a works in progress – she is learning and most importantly I am teaching her about self worth, not to accepting messiness from other people and to pay attention to people you know versus “Friends” – learn the difference.

    1. Yessenia Diaz
      October 24, 2017

      Thank you, I love your comment! It is good to guide our children and advise them!


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