Miss Champagne B is a dating and self improvement blogger who focuses on positivity and growth. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio she earned her MBA from Tiffin University in Business Management with a focus on Human Resources. She is the author of "20 Ways to Kickstart Your Path to Improvement" currently available on Amazon.com. She enjoys meeting new people and volunteering with young women and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with her Pitbull, Kiba. You can check out more of her blog at singlegalguide.com.
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4 years ago

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.

Yessenia Matamoros
4 years ago
Reply to  Sharon

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

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