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LisforLeslie
December 3, 2023 at 8:48 am #1126916

Are you asking how to deal with your feelings? I agree with the others, it sounds like you’ve reached the end of your rope with this person but you’re also sad that it’s come to this. It can be hard when you realize someone you thought you vibed* with is simply a user.

If I were you I’d:
1. Apologize in person, in public, to this person. “I’m sorry I snapped at you. I was having a bad day and I took it out on you. I will aim to do better in the future.” Owning up to it in public means it can’t go further at work. That’s to your advantage.
2. Back off of this friendship. You don’t respect her, so you’re headed into BEC territory and it’s becoming obvious. You don’t have to go silent, but you can be less available and focus on newer/other friends.

*(Did I use that right – vibed with?)