We met and were instantly friends. I don’t know why because we are very different, VERY. She is very self centered and always has to “one-up” you, no matter the situation. I think at first I thought it was funny. She seemed sarcastic like me. It wasn’t long before the plans we made were ALWAYS being broken by her. There were valid reasons so, much as I hated not knowing how things were going to work on any given day, I always said “okay, no problem.” It was a constant thing, so much so that if I got a text close to when we had plans, my children would announce “Brigitte is cancelling!” They are still young so clearly it was a problem. It went on like this for almost a year. Then one day I had had too much. Again, plans had been made, promises too…then without so much as the bat of an eye, she did what she wanted to do anyway. I was PISSED! I do not like confrontation so I just walked away from the situation. I needed to cool off, I needed to not sound like a screaming banshee. Finally, the next evening she wanted to know if I was upset with her. I calmly texted her what was wrong and why I felt the way I did. Somehow it got turned around, I was now apologizing to her for how the way she treated me made me feel. What the hell????? It’s been awkward ever since…I tried to be okay with everything. I tried the whole “fake it ’til you make it” philosophy (to no avail). At this point, I think I have emotionally divorced one of my closest friends. The trouble is, she doesn’t realize it yet. So if you don’t mind, please, may I bitch?