Okay, I'm in a really awkward situation right now. I've had a certain friend for a long time. We get along great. She occasionally journals/blog online. I went on there recently and saw that 10 days prior a journal was written. It was in the style of a poem or song, and it was clearly referencing me. There were unmistakable things in it that pointed to me. My friend went on to write about how perfect I was, how great it must be, that my life, my house, and my family were all "so perfect". She was then writing about how unfair it is. Now, she has had a much harder life than I have had, that's for sure. But...my life is not perfect, though I am very happy. I'm definitely not perfect as a person, and I've never claimed to be. I don't know why she said these things, and I don't know how or if I should approach her about it! She didn't sound mad, or like she was blaming me, but it's still really awkward for me! What would you do?
Answer by pixie_trix at 7:43 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by LindaClement at 7:41 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Her poem sounds to me a bit like Shakespeare, Sonnet 29. http://www.artofeurope.com/shakespeare/sha4.htm
It's really just an expression of frustration with her own life, and a "grass is greener" longing for what appears easier from her perspective. I would let it be, simply because there's nothing to be gained by saying anything. If you try to point out how your life is not perfect or her life is not as bad as she thinks, she may feel patronized.
Answer by geminilove at 7:44 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Raine2001 at 7:44 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 7:50 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by skittles1108 at 7:51 PM on Sep. 13, 2010