What to do when the gossip is about you
Don’t fight back with revenge
The best way to shrink the drama is to avoid trying to get revenge. Trying to spread rumors about the girl that started yours is only going to add more drama to the situation – definitely a bad idea. Not only will it add drama, but it will also make you look like a catty girl, which will just make trying to get rid of the rumor that much harder.
Tell the truth
The easiest way to eliminate the spread of a rumor is to set the story straight. No matter how outrageous the rumor may be, there will still be someone that believes it. The most important thing to do is to make sure that the people closest to you know the truth. As long as they’re there to back you up, no one else should matter.
Surround yourself with true friends
Not only is surrounding yourself with true friends the best way to avoid having a rumor started about you, but it is also the best way to get through the tough time once a rumor is actually started. Their support will show others that the rumor isn’t true, and they’ll be there to talk to when things start to get messy.
If you know which girl started the rumor, our best advice is to confront them. Maybe she feels like you did something wrong, or maybe she had a reason for what she did. Either way, approaching them is your best bet at getting an apology and getting her to fess up about lying. If things start to get heated though, try your best to leave it alone. Getting defensive is a sure sign to other people that the rumor is actually true.
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