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|Thu, 01-09-2014 - 1:03pm|
I have a best friend of 20 years who I talk to almost every day. She calls multiple times a day. Lately I have been avoiding her because everything she talks about is negative. When I try to put a positive spin on it she completely ignores me. She complains about EVERYTHING! I listen to that for about an hour or more and then when she has nothing else to complain about and I try to tell her anything going on in my life, positive or negative, she goes online or talks to her kids or yells at her pets and ignores me. The only time she doesn't do that is if she is the one who asks me if I have any drama in my life. If there is none then she starts asking about other people I know and wants to hear drama about their lives, which even if there is any I don't tell her because she seems to revel in it. I am trying to stay positive but it is really hard when all I hear is negativity from her. I am at my wit's end, but I feel obligated to stay her friend because we have been friends for so long. Does anybody else have experience with this and how did you handle it? I really don't know what to do.