Hey M Girls!
We have a BRAND NEW spin on the daily advice column on mmm-mag.com. Each day at 8:00 PM/EST we'll post a reader question and have our M Girl answer it!! Today, we're talking losing a BFF after years of friendship!!
M Reader kittenkrazy3 asked: I'm really shy and I've had the same BFF since pre-k. But once we entered middle school this year, she's made a new BFF. Now she totally ignores me whenever her new friend is around -- she's even mean to me at times! I hate being excluded and I don't know what to do. Help!
And M Girl's answer is: "This happens a lot in middle school -- so, don't think that you're the problem because you're not! The jump you take from elementary school to middle school is a huge one. It's like a different world and things start automatically changing the second you walk the halls -- that's normal! The thing is, your friend is probably trying to find her place in this big new place and she's not sure how to go about it. She found a friend and decided to stick to her, when she should really be acting the same way she used to act towards you. I'm sure she feels bad about it, but is just trying to ignore the situation. You should definitely tell her how you feel and that you want to be friends again. I'm sure she will be happy to listen to you and you'll be able to work it out somehow. After all, you've been friends since you learned to color inside the lines! That's a lifetime! Good luck, girl. I know you'll do just fine!"
Don't forget to check back here tomorrow for more advice. And if you've got a question you want M Girl to help with click here to submit it!