Responding when my “best friend” started hitting me
Hi, my name’s Jessica. I’m in middle school. I’m also in high-honors classes and man, do I go through best friends quickly. It’s not my fault; they just find other people whom they would rather be with. No big deal, I guess. Just got to learn to move on.
My best friend and I were close. She had other best friends too, though. We used to make fun of each other, joking of course, and would call each other names. Before I knew what was going on, her joking voice disappeared, and she began to hit me. Once, when I had cramps, she punched me flat in the stomach. When we were at lunch, and I patted her head as a joke, she punched me in the eye. I felt worthless to her.
However, I had other friends I could look up too. I found comfort in one other friend, and I stuck with her for a while. Soon, she grew to be my best friend. She showed me that I deserved better. I talked it out with my friend, and she said she was sorry. I didn’t forget what she did, but I forgave her.
No matter what happened, there was always someone else who was there for me. There’s not just one person in this world who gets you. There’s a bunch.