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Old 04-30-2014, 05:17 AM
 
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Not sure if some of you remember, but, here goes.....sorry, this is going to be long....

Every Friday Nite, a few of us girls would go out to eat together 5-6 of us. In the beginning we all had a blast, then slowly the honeymoon phase slowly started to be over...
(BTW, I wrote about this in another thread, and stopped going)

I'm extremely confident and can take a lot, however, one of the girls started becoming extremely hard to take, and the other girls noticed she was particularly hard on me, why I don't know?
Some examples..

1. Mary, She always needed a soapbox and took control of every conversation and if anyone disagreed with Mary, one of the other girls (Loretta) would immedately take her side, and Loretta was also very rude and had no social skills, she would interrupt conversations and go on and on and on....forever. LOL

2. One night we walked into a restaurant, and Mary, started giving the waitress her order, before we even sat down or got our coats off, we were all so embarressed.

3. If Mary doesn't agree with what someone else is saying, she'd interrupt and go, "No, see, I don't do that, and proceeded to hyjack the conversation away from the original speaker".

4. Mary would come to my house for dinner and constantly complain until I called her on it....like my dining chairs are always so heavy, I make to much food, but seldom said thank you for dinner.

5. If we all had a picnic together, Mary would go to the Dollar store, and buy a few cans of those cheap baked beans, and then bring them in a crock pot and said she doctored them, yet, everyone else would bake or make something? But always, always those stupid dollar store baked beans.

6. Last time I went to dinner with them, Mary really yelled at me, for something really stupid! I was happy remembering an event and sharing it with the group, saying, "the best ever key lime pie"....and of course, Mary interrupted and said, "I don't like Key Lime Pie," and I replied, "oh, boy, but you'd love this, it didn't taste at all like Key Lime Pie," and to my shock, Mary interrupted again and said with a very very angry look and response, "I DON'T LIKE KEY LIME PIE, I DON'T CARE WHERE IT CAME FROM, OR WHO MADE IT!" And I said, "boy whenever I'm happy and sharing a story, you sure know how to break someone's happy bubble!" And of course, the other girl, Loretta, chimes in, "I don't like Key Lime Pie either!"

7. Friday nights were always the girls night out, but when Mary's son came to visit, she would bring him along, instead of going with him alone and leaving us have our own time, and he was the only guy there?

8. Now my other two friends Evie & Blake, always say, they had enough when she started always talking about this guy she is seeing....however, I always say to them, "this didn't just start when she started dating him, this has been going on for a long long time, but you two didn't see it, before", and they didn't. But I'd notice how they'd all sit there including the other two gals that would come off and on, and never say a word, because Mary and Loretta monopolized the conversation....and I mean, they never said one word.

9. Mary had a dinner once, but had it on a time when I couldn't come, oh, yes, she invited me, but I was unable to come and she knew I wasn't able.

And on and on...

So, I stopped going, b/c it just wasn't fun any longer.... Yet, Evie & Blake never noticed, until Mary got her boyfriend and then of course, "he" is all she talked/bragged about...and that other woman Loretta, would of course, chime in.

Now the guy Mary is dating is a down right player, and the woman, Beth, he used to date, lives right in front of Mary and we were all affiliated with.

He ran around on Beth, with a woman Evie knows, and several others. He was a player, most of his life. So, whenever his name came up which was quit a bit, Mary would say, "Oh, I would never date him, I don't need a man that bad"....well, guess who she is now dating? Yup, Him...he lives right aside of her...

So, Evie and Blake went out with her and the other girl a few more times and then they couldn't deal with it any longer. Now Evie is a wonderful woman, very kind & giving, however, she allows people to walk all over her, take advantage of her, and wants to be friends with everyone. And I have no problem with that....I even say hello to Mary and Loretta when I see them but will not ever be with them again, unless they come to me and discuss the situation with me, and after all these months they have not.

So, it's been going very well, and Evie and Blake, both stopped going out with Mary and Loretta, and now the 3 or 4 of us, sometimes 5, we still go out on Friday nites.

Well, Evie, had tickets to sell to an area college musical....she asked me if I wanted to go, and honestly I wasn't interested.

So, she sells tickets to Mary and Blake, and Loretta, so now they are all going together.

I had asked Blake about going to a show in the city with me, however, she said she wasn't into musicals.

So, what would you do....Remember, Blake and Evie always talk about how much fun we all had before all this trouble started....and they said, they didn't like the way Mary was treating me...but apparently it doesn't matter...oh, and Blake....had a labor day picnic last year, and you should have heard her, she was furious and all nervous b/c Mary and Loretta was coming, but now, she's going to spend the evening with her?

And by the way, at that picnic, Mary was very rude to my sister?

So, I feel, Evie and Blake want to go back and start going out with Mary...I cannot, nor want to and I know they want me to, cuz they always ask.

Blake said to me, I go to church every week, and we are taught to forgive.

I forgive them, I'm not angry at them, say hello and talk to them whenever we bump into each other. But refuse to hang out with them....

If I back off, they will start going out with Mary and Loretta again....and everyone will be happy. And I am not angry at anyone, but I'll be darn if I could talk about them one moment then hang out with them another? Doesn't make sense to me and is extremely childish.

So, I'm not angry or anything, just a bit hurt, but, that is people for you, and it is what it is. I would rather remain true to myself then hang out with anyone who is that rude or annoying?

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Old 04-30-2014, 06:35 AM
 
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I'm totally lost but what I did get the gist of.....bye bye would be thankful to have them all out of my life and move on. Sounds like middle school/teenage drama.

The worlds a big place....and life is too short, make new friends
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:41 AM
 
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This is why most of my friends are men

I have few close girl friends that are drama free. If a girl gives me the psycho/princess/attention wh*re vibe I keep my interaction minimal Cut off people that don't do any good in your life.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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I'm totally lost but what I did get the gist of.....bye bye would be thankful to have them all out of my life and move on. Sounds like middle school/teenage drama.

The worlds a big place....and life is too short, make new friends
yes, that is how I feel, sorry I confused you, not angry with anyone, but keep thinking, boy, when they are with her, will they be talking about me? It is just way to much drama....plus don't like someone changing back and forth when it's convenient for them to go...

thank you
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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This is why most of my friends are men

I have few close girl friends that are drama free. If a girl gives me the psycho/princess/attention wh*re vibe I keep my interaction minimal Cut off people that don't do any good in your life.
Yes, I was always the same way, very few women friends until I moved to this place 6 years ago....and believe me, we all have bad faults, and good things about us, but men don't get into this kind of drama...in my experience, there is always always problems with women.....
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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I don't have relationships with women like that. As a result, I always enjoy the company of the people I choose to be friends with.

However, I do know some older women who spend a lot of time complaining self-righteously about the behaviour of other people. I avoid them as well.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:53 AM
 
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I have seen these exact dynamics crop up in girl groups time and time again. It's probably why I'm leery of getting myself involved in a group of girls. I prefer one to one or a very small group of girl friends. There is a lot of pressure to conform and fit in when in a group like the one you described. No thanks. Too much drama.

There are a lot of people who will hang out with those who they don't like, or who they talk about because they don't want to be alone. I know lots of people who do this, men and women.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:57 AM
 
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Okay rereading with the "names"..Mary is a control freak and more than likely acts the way she does because deep down she's insecure. it also seems either she doesn't like you or has it in for you for some reason..just my take.
Evie and Blake are spineless followers and can flip at any given moment.
Loretta thinks Mary is the "leader" and brown noses Mary thinking this will put her in favor to Mary.

Creme...ditch them all and find new friends
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:58 AM
 
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i don't have relationships with women like that. As a result, i always enjoy the company of the people i choose to be friends with.

However, i do know some older women who spend a lot of time complaining self-righteously about the behaviour of other people. I avoid them as well.
+1 My gf's are pretty fabulous to boot.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:02 AM
 
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I have seen these exact dynamics crop up in girl groups time and time again. It's probably why I'm leery of getting myself involved in a group of girls. I prefer one to one or a very small group of girl friends. There is a lot of pressure to conform and fit in when in a group like the one you described. No thanks. Too much drama.

There are a lot of people who will hang out with those who they don't like, or who they talk about because they don't want to be alone. I know lots of people who do this, men and women.
Miss Terri your post made me think of this:

People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don't think that's true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.

Kim Cubertson
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