Dear Carol

My friends say I'm a wet blanket. Are they right?

My friends call me a wet blanket, like I dampen their fun. I’m sad about it. And I’m jealous of my BFF. She is better than I am in all ways. Every guy in school wants her, and I always compare myself to her.


Dear Wet Blanket,

It’s a bad habit to compare yourself with others. Figure out what you like to do and what you’re good at. If you keep the jealousy at bay, it’s fun to have a popular BFF. Do not bother wishing you were her. Instead of being discouraged, be encouraged. As for being a “wet blanket,” tell yourself, “This is fun,” rather than, “What a drag!” That way, you—and your friends—will have a better time.
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by Carol Weston | 2/1/2016
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