I'm just getting irritated lol! My friend disagrees with the way I do everything, and she tries to make herself sound like the perfect mom and wife. She doesn't understand why I am fine with it when our husbands have to work late (they are both military and work together), she doesn't understand why I can't bring my daughter over to the park to play (I spend all day cleaning my house, and my daughter plays outside during my sons soccer practice), why I have so much cleaning to do 24/7 (I have 3 kids ages 10, 11, 4 and she has a 2 year old and a baby), why I shop at the produce market instead of just getting everythign at the grocery store (I get fresher produce for less at the market but it does take more time), why I watch so many TV shows (though she watches soaps and game shows etc and I watch a few hours at night of shows she doesn't watch). Its irritating but I don't want to upset her by asking her why she does this.
Answer by Knightquester at 3:36 AM on Mar. 13, 2009
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Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 2:24 AM on Mar. 13, 2009
It seems pretty clear to me that anyone with genuine self confidence has no need to put down the way someone else does things especially a friend! Here's how I'd handle it: next time she comments on something GENTLY say something that expresses your point but , is non confrontational Example: If she comments on your Tv watching say "well I'm sure you understand with your Soap addiction" or say how you "wish you had time for going to the playground" or tell her she's lucky housework never gets away from her with a toddler and infant. You know, say it better, I'm sleepy, but I hope you get the gist. Be consistent but light hearted and see if she starts to get the picture if not I'd consider sitting her down woman to woman and doing the whole "I" statements thing, "I feel" , "I'd like" etc. HTH!
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Answer by AprilDJC at 2:36 AM on Mar. 13, 2009