Hey M Girls!
We have a BRAND NEW spin on the daily advice column on mmm-mag.com. Each day at 8 PM/EST we'll post a reader question and have our M Girl answer it!! Today, we're talking about body peace!
M reader HollyMichelleBieber wrote:
"Me and my best friend are in a huge fight! I feel like she overreacted about something silly and now we're hardly friends anymore! I had a pool party for her as a going away present. Of course, I want to remember the day so I took a ton of fun pics of us by the pool. She got really upset over it, because apparently she feels uncomfortable about having people see pictures of her in her bathing suit. But I had no idea when I took the pics, because she never asked me not to, or told me how she felt. Do you think shes overreacting? Or am i just a bad friend? HELP!"
And M Girl's answer is:
"I totes understand your frustration, it can be confusing when your friend is mad at you over something you thought you were doing as a nice gesture for her. But think about if from your friend's perspective, she's embarrassed, and who do we like to turn to when we're embarrassed? Our best friends. So she's probably as upset and confused over this as you are...and just wants her friend back! I would bridge a conversation with her by apologizing if she was embarrassed, and promising to remove any pictures she asks you to. You could also explain to her that you really were trying to do something nice, and she should understand that. Maybe share a story with your friend about a time you were uncomfortable with your body. Then you two can bond over it together! "
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