You are totally getting the hang of this "Friendship Weaknesses" thing and I love that.
Still, it's way easier to pick out the right thing to do from the choices than it is to actually DO it, right?
ANI admits she'd be "SCARED TO DEATH" to tell a friend that the story she told her was an exaggeration. It's like it's hard to trust that a friend would forgive -- and easy to believe she'd dump you because of that . . . like SHE's never made a mistake.
Something to think about.
FERANMI agrees with LILLIAN and ABBY: It's hard to ask someone to help you fix a flub you keep making (like exaggerating). Harder than believing that your friends want to help you as much as you want to help them. Sounds like we think we're supposed to be perfect, even when we don't expect other people to be saints.
Something ELSE to think about.
If any of that makes you think a little deeper about this whole thing -- or makes you realize something -- or brings up a question -- will you make a comment? I always want to go where you need to go, okay?
Now, about out next "Friendship Weakness" from the list you gave me before the party. A whole bunch of you said this was a problem for you:
"What if I just clam up when I'm sad or mad and won't tell my friend what's wrong?"
To get us started, choose one way to help this clammed-up Mini-Woman or make your own suggestion: (NOTE: On this one, it isn't as clear which one is the best. Could be there is more than one "right" answer)
a. "If you're afraid your friends are going to laugh or be mad when you tell them what's wrong, find a grown-up to talk to first so you can get it all straight in your head."
b. "Tell your friends you like to keep your problems to yourself."
c. "Ask your friends to please not tease you or say you're a moron if you tell them what's going on with you."
Your own suggestion:
Have an awesome weekend, Mini-Women. I hope you take some of it to think about this and comment and talk to each other about it here.
I'll see you Monday!