Tough Stuff

What you should do when the rumor's about you

Rumors can be tough, especially when you find out there's one going around about you. There is not much you can do to stop the mean people who start them, but you can control how you react to them. If you find yourself in a situation where others are starting and spreading lies about you (or anyone else, for that matter), follow these dos and don’ts for handling such a sticky situation.

Don’t be impulsive. Before you act on it, think about the consequences and how things will end.

Do be mature. If you stoop to their level, are you really any better than them?

Don’t dispute the rumor. If you do, people might begin to think the rumor is true, and that is the last thing you want.

Do try to ignore it. If you act unbothered by the rumor, those spreading the rumor will feel silly thinking that they could affect your emotions.

Don’t seek revenge on those who were talking about you. Be the bigger person in the situation and things will end much, much better.

Do confront the person who started it. It is always important to stand up for yourself.

How do you deal with rumors? Do you have any advice for other GL girls? Let us know below!

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by Ellie Pesetsky | 5/31/2017