Most any girls over the age of 14 say other girls are among those who wound them the worse.
You girlfriends are those who can encourage you to conquer the world then undercut you with a simple few words or actions.
Why is this?
We all do this in some way. Think of your own life… OH how easy it is to divide by complaining and negativity.
The sad thing is, girls really need each other to be challenged and grow. Too often friendships end over a plethora of reasons. The result is an army of friends, acquaintances, and people (completely unrelated to the situation) choosing a side.
What was potentially a small feud, or something that should only be between two persons, turns into a bomb dropping in a town and the people decide to break into two groups that fight over food and shelter.
It’s sad because girls have the ability to encourage, build community, and grow. I constantly see girls encouraging their friends in remarkable ways.
As a young woman I encourage you to think of ways to affirm rather than shatter. Perhaps by working on not complaining, only saying nice things about people, or being careful with idle time…
How would you do this?