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    Telltale Signs that Your Friend is a Frenemy

    Do you have a bestie who’s always hurting your feelings? Well, your friend might actually be a frenemy. According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, A frenemy is “one who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy.”

    Actions speak louder than words

    Does your friend say one thing and then her behavior indicates something different? A good gauge as to whether someone is truly your friend is how her behavior makes you feel. If she’s constantly and purposely hurting your feelings, then that’s a good indicator that she may really be a frenemy.


    No one is perfect so even a true friend might unintentionally hurt your feelings sometimes. However, what differentiates a friend from a frenemy is motive. True friends won’t purposely hurt you. Friends are loving and are quick to make amends to salvage your friendship. A friend who truly cares about you won’t want to see you hurt.

    A frenemy, on the other hand, is intentionally hurtful and is always trying to make you feel or look bad, especially in front of others.

    Telltale signs

    • Your friend is constantly gossiping or spreading rumors about you
    • She exposes your innermost secrets to others
    • She always seems jealous
    • She is unnecessarily competitive just to make you feel or look bad

    If this sounds like your friend, it may be time to re-evaluate your friendship.

    Check back soon for my next post: “How to Deal with Your Frenemy.”

    Do you think your bestie might be a frenemy?

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    Aysha Ives
    Aysha Ives loves God with her whole heart and has a desire to help hurting people. With a Masters Degree in Psychology, she combines her education and experience with her love for God to help people live whole and fulfilled lives. Aysha is an Author, Mental Health Provider, Youth Church Teacher, and the mother of one gifted little boy whom she absolutely adores. Aysha is honored to be able to share her love of God with Project Inspired readers. Aysha is also the author of God Cares About Your Stuff: How To Believe For Tomorrow When Things Look Utterly, Completely, And Totally Impossible Today, released February 2013- Available at Amazon.


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