Open Letter to an Exfriend

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Dear Exfriend,

I finally realized something. You don’t care about me at all. You never have. Your actions have proved that time and time again. I’ve given you so many chances because I know that no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes.  However, it’s not a “mistake” if you keep doing it over and over.  It does make me an idiot though.  I’m an idiot because I thought that you would change. Every time I started talking to you again, things would be good until something happened that made you jealous.  Then you went about trying to destroy me.

I know the latest subject of your jealousy was when my daughter won Student of the Year in dance back in May.  Your daughter won an award also, most focused, I believed.  I guess that wasn’t enough though. You came up and spoke to me and eve hugged me after the recital.  Was that so you could stab the knife in my back?  You didn’t even mention anything about my daughter winning the award. I posted a pic of it on facebook because, yes I am proud of my daughter. I did not expect her to get the award. I think you also posted a photo of your daughter’s award. I believe I “liked” that photo.  You couldn’t even be bothered to do that for my daughter.  And this is not just based off of some wild assumption. We have only talked once since May and that was a conversation that I initiated.  I could tell then that you didn’t really want to talk to me.

The next week was when you decided to save face by making up something that you know isn’t true.  I did NOT tell you that your ex was talking about you on his facebook.  You know I didn’t. You just did not want to admit that you had been stalking his fb through your daughter’s page.  I really have no clue if that status I “liked” was about you or not.  I don’t care.  If you made an assumption that we were talking about you, you should have asked. I would have told you the truth. Nothing had been said about you, not to me (or by me for that matter).

I really shouldn’t be surprised though. This is not the first time you have done this to me. You have always seemed to be jealous of me. And no, I am not conceited. I don’t think everyone is jealous of me. But the evidence suggests that you are. You were jealous of my marriage,so you tried to screw that up.  When that didn’t work, you told school officials that my son was bullying your son (a total lie).  And now this.

You blocked me on all social media because you didn’t want me to be able to contact you and call you out.  But don’t worry, I have no desire to ever be friends with you. I would put “again” at the end of that sentence,but really, you’ve never been a friend. So you can keep giving me dirty looks whenever I drop my daughter off for dance and I will continue to ignore you.

 

Sincerely,

Nikki

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Wow…back to school time already?!?! I homeschool and we don’t start back until after September 1st, but I know my kids aren’t ready to start back to school.  I can’t think of any kids (homeschooled or not) who get stoked about going back to school LOL.

And while I know this probably won’t make the kids any more excited about going back to school, I’m sure it’ll get the attention of some parents. How about a back to school giveaway? Well, you’re in luck because PC Speedboost is running a giveaway and the prizes consist of a Kindle Fire HD, a Kindle Fire HD Bluetooth Removable Keyboard Case, and a copy of their PC SpeedBoost Software. What awesome prizes to kick off a new school year!

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Fall Into Fashion Giveaway!

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Fall is right around the corner and it is time to start thinking of sweaters, jeans and knit hats!  Krista over at Savory Savings recently shared about her favorite sustainable clothing company, prAna, and about their new fall fashion line that just launched!  Be sure to head over there and see a few of her favorite pieces including a fantastic and versatile wrap sweater that is perfect for casual chic or flirty fun!

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Stop trying to figure people out….

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I have just got to stop trying to figure people out.  But seeing as how I’m a very analytical person, I can’t.  I can’t figure out why someone who used to be a friend would choose to hurt me by telling an outright lie.  I would have never done anything like that to her. But then whenever I think about our friendship over the years, I realize, she’s always been this way. She’s always looked out for herself no matter how much it hurt other people.  I remember when I was 15 (almost 16) she insisted I date a guy friend of hers. After much persistence on her part, I agreed. He was not the best looking guy, but I thought I’d give him a chance, after all, he could be a nice guy.  We went on a date where he gave me a cheap necklace as a birthday present.  He kept trying to get me to do things I had no intention of doing. Maybe he thought that gold tone necklace was reason enough for me to give in to him. I didn’t.  We talked on the phone the next week until one day, he abruptly broke it off. He called and basically told me that people had told him I was weird (which, I don’t deny LOL, I am weird)  I wasn’t that upset, we had only been dating for about a week.

I talked to my friend, A., the next day at school. She told me that the guy wanted his necklace back. I told her that was fine and I gave it to her to give back to him. The next day, she comes to the school wearing the exact necklace he had given me. I asked her straight out if they were together. She looked me right in the eye and told me no, they were just friends.  The next day, she hands me a letter, says “Please don’t be mad.” and walks off.  I read the letter and I could feel the hurt and anger rising up in me.  The letter admitted that she and the guy had started dating. I’m not exactly sure how far their relationship went, but knowing her, probably pretty far.  I confronted her and being a 16 year old girl who had just been hurt by her best friend, I told her to meet me at the local skating rink because I was going to beat her tail.  It wasn’t about the boy at all.  I couldn’t care less about that.  It was because she had lied to me.  And apparently had lied about me to him.  I never had any proof, but it wouldn’t surprise me if she was the one who told him I was “weird”. The boy didn’t even go to school with us and I didn’t know any of his classmates at all.  After I threatened to fight her, the boy called me and threatened me. It was sort of funny how he thought the fight was about him. Silly boy. No.  I may have been 16 but I was not about to fight over a boy.  The person who was supposed to be my best friend betrayed me.

I am not sure how long their relationship lasted, probably a few weeks.  We had Spanish class together and I remember sitting there ignoring her. Our classmates knew we had been friends and kept trying to get us to talk.  I am not sure if she ever really apologized, but we eventually started talking again. I know it may not seem like a big deal. And it might not have been if this had been the only time she had betrayed me or lied about me.  But it wasn’t she went on to treat me like gum on her shoe for the next several years.

I always ask myself why I stayed friends with her. Why did I search her out whenever we hadn’t spoken in years.  The only thing I can say is that I had hoped she had changed. Maybe she had grown up.  But as I’ve seen this past week or so, she hasn’t. She’s still the same jealous and selfish person she’s always been.  Do I care if she reads this? No. In fact, I want her to. I want her to explain to me why she feels like it’s ok to lie about me to save herself.  Then again, sometimes I think she lies so much until she believes it’s true. So maybe she has convinced herself I did tell her that her ex was talking about her on facebook.  Who knows.  I know for a fact I didn’t and the people who really know me know who is telling the truth.  Ah well, I really need to stop analyzing people who will never care how they make other people feel.

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Stay away Drama Llama!

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I was checking my facebook yesterday when I noticed that my wishy washy friend, A. wasn’t on there anymore. I thought maybe she just deactivated it. So I went to my daughter’s account and sure enough, I could see A.’s profile.  So I decided to check instagram.  She blocked me there and also on pinterest.  I was thinking, wtheck?  Now for a little backstory. She was married to someone named D.  They divorced but he’s a decent guy and Will and I are friends with him.  A. used to lie about him all the time to me and had me believing he wasn’t taking care of their daughter. I finally figured out she was just lying to make herself look better.  She has done nothing but lied about him to whoever would listen.

Now back to the original story.  D. was friends on fb with both Will and I.  I noticed he had deleted and blocked me.  I sent a message to his new wife and asked why he would do that.  She said she didn’t know and that nothing had been said to her.  D. unblocked me this morning so I decided to send him a message and see what was going on.  He posted a status to the effect of how people seem to screw him over and benefit from it. I liked the status but I am not sure if it was about her or not.   A. must have seen that from her daughter’s account and got angry about it. So she told D. that I was telling her that he was talking about her on facebook, which isn’t true at all.  I admitted that when they first split up and she had me believing he wasn’t a good father, I said something then. I thought I was being a good friend But that was over a year or two ago and before I was really friends with D. After I figured out the truth, I stopped saying anything about him to her at all.  I just stayed out of it.  I mean if she’s referring to that, why in the world would she bring it up nearly 2 years later? Of course, she didn’t tell him she was the one initiating the conversations badmouthing him.  But, as I said before, I learned to stay out of it

The fact is, she thought the status was about her, saw that I “liked” it and got mad. She wanted to confront D., but she knew if she told him how she saw the status, she’d look like a stalker. So she just told him I had been telling her he was talking about her on fb.  Which I didn’t.  I always say that I am done with her.  I’ve known her for  a long time and always tried to see the good in her. But this time, I am done. She is delusional and has no problem making up lies about someone to get her way. A. tried to ruin my marriage with lies, then when that didn’t work, she told the principal at Jake’s school that he was bullying her oldest son (not true at all).  Jake was about in 6th grade, I think. I took my butt right up to the school when I found out about it and let the vice principal know exactly what kind of person A. was.  Of course, I don’t think she believed me, but I’m guessing after A.’s son started constantly getting in trouble and being sent to the alternative school, she knew I was right.

I have no clue what her problem is. I don’t know why she feels it’s ok to lie about people. Who knows, maybe she is so delusional that she believes her own lies.  Maybe I don’t understand it because I am not that type of person. I don’t think any normal person sets out to ruin someone else’s life just because they are jealous. I will admit, I get jealous of people sometimes, but I would never think about lying about them because of it.

The funny thing is, I was actually considering deleting her anyway because I got tired of all of the stuff she posted on fb. So she really did me a favor. So does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with a delusional person like this?

 

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