How I confronted the girls who were gossiping about me
My sophomore year started out just fine. Everything was running smoothly, and I was doing well in all of my classes. But, as the end of the year came around, my grades started dropping. This is because I had become the joke for a lot of girls. I had a friend who I thought I could trust with anything, but I soon realized I couldn’t. She began saying stuff about me behind my back, and she even started to say stuff about my mom. Some of the stuff she said made the girls very mad at me and want to fight me. This was a very hard time for me, but in the end I figured things out. I was scared to tell my mom at first because she works at the school, and I didn’t want the whole school to find out what was going on. When the girls started spreading rumors about me, I knew it was time to get an adult into the situation.
I went to my mom first because I can trust her with anything, and she is always there for me. She wanted to talk to the girls, but I didn’t want her to because I didn’t want to get embarrassed. So she told me that I should just talk to the girls and try to straighten things out, so I did. The next time the girls confronted me, I spoke my mind on how I felt about the situation, and they understood what I was saying. I also told them that the things my supposed friend were telling them weren’t true. Like most teenage girls, they didn’t believe me at first, but I soon gave them information that made them believe me. In the end, I confronted my fears and became a stronger person out of this. To this day I’m glad that I talked to these girls because it has made my life easier, and I have also learned to make sure you know who your real friends are before you tell them anything.