Make your frenemy a true-blue bestie
Ever had a frenemy who you secretly wanted to be best buds with? Sure you disagree about things now and then or argue over boys, but way down deep, you two are one of the same. Crossing the friendship line with some people may seem downright impossible, but surprisingly enough, it’s really not that hard. Here are our top tricks:
Find a common middle ground
Both of you have an affinity for sports? A love for shopping? A fondness for pets? Take it from there and plan to hang out doing whatever that connection is. Two gals who dig sports can go to their school’s home game, the ones who love digging through the racks can take a trip to the mall and the pet lovers can volunteer at an animal shelter together.
Figure out what had you two butting heads to begin with
Your disagreements had to begin somewhere, babe. Your biggest task is overcoming those differences so that you can become real BFFs. Tackle ‘em head on with a face-to-face chat. Is it over boys? Lay down some guy guidelines. Feel like one of you never properly listens to the other? Talk it out!
Fake it ‘till you make it
If you act like you’re best friends and spend more time around each other, then you’ll gradually grow closer without even trying. If it makes you feel uncomfortable being by yourself with her when you’re not quite friends yet, go for a group outing type of thing. Invite a bunch of your girls out to the movies. But be sure to sit next to the frenemy and chat her up while you’re out. Before you know it, your probs with this new-found pal will be history!
Have you got a frenemy you want to turn friend? Or is it too far gone to try?