Redo: Friendship, Struggle, and The Only Way to Come Out on Top

Redo: Friendship, Struggle, and The Only Way to Come Out on Top

It’s not often our natural instinct to give someone a redo. After all, sometimes when we let someone try again it means they win, and we lose. This is just as true in our relationships as it is in a card game—but the stakes are even higher.  It’s far easier to cut someone out than to let her try to win back our trust again. It’s far easier to let a co-worker look bad for her poor planning than it is to help her out, knowing she’ll be the one taking all the credit.

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Why I Don't Think We Need To "Be More Real" On Social Media

Why I Don't Think We Need To "Be More Real" On Social Media

I was broken up with a few years ago. The email came from a distant friend. It was a loose connection to begin with, but our friendship was officially terminated when she determined that when I posted photos of food and meals on Facebook it was with the intention of making her feel bad. I tried to explain that all of us feel weird sometimes when we view other people’s lives online—I tried to tell her that when I saw photos of her out to dinner with friends and sisters I cried because at that time I was painfully lonely. But that was that, and with a few clicks of the keyboard I was cut off. For good.

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