Today's Post

When You’re Tired of Being Second Choice

by in:Friendship

"Mom, I feel like I'm the backup friend." I knew exactly what she meant as soon as she said it, but I asked her to clarify anyway. And sure enough, my sweet middle-schooler was afraid that she was nobody's first choice, that all her friends liked someone else better than her. She felt like they only saw her as a backup to their true preference, their first choice. Thankfully, this discussion -- like so many others -- took place in the car, while I sat directly in front of my daughter on our way to dance class. If I tilted my head just right, I could catch her eye in the rearview mirror, ...

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