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 about mean girls.
M Reader Emily2gr8 wrote: "I need advice. This girl who used to be friends with me and my other friend is super mean to us now! We keep telling her to stop and she acts like we are the bad ones. She jokes around a lot about things that are insulting. It hurts all of our feelings and its so annoying! She is our friend one second and then rude the next. It's so frustrating! What should I do? I can't tell the guidance counselor because she will only make us be friends again, which is the whole point of the drama!"
And M Girl's answer is: "Maybe you should try to sit down and talk to her. I know you don't want to be her friend again, but maybe the guidance counselor can set up a time when all of you can sit down in the guidance office and talk. The counselor shouldn't tell you that you HAVE to be friends, but your guidance counselor can be a good mediator and ensure that you can peacefully talk without you guys being mean to each other. They can make sure that everyone has the opportunity to say how they feel without getting interrupted. Does your schools have peer leaders? They are students that are trained to deal with situations like this, so instead of having to go to a guidance counselor, older students can sit down and mediate a conversation between you and your friends. Either way, the situation won't get better unless you talk about it. So explore your options and hopefully you can come to an agreement with each other. If all else fails, go to your parents! I'm sure they'd be happy to help. Good luck!"
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