art down

anonymous asked:

okay i need some help: me and my friend are kinda awkward and tense right now. this is mainly my fault. I've become horribly envious of the fact that she gets more recognition for her art. She also looks down on me because im not the best at concentration or school. I dont know what to do. I cant express and release my envy because she and my other friends will basically shun me. This as caused the emotion to build um in unhealthy amounts and im really just stuck.

Forgive me for being so bold, but why are you friends with them if you can’t let your feelings out?

Friends are there to help you grow as a person. They’re also there to keep you in line, yes, but if something is bothering you, you should be able to say it so they can help you get over or through it.

I know if I’m having a bad day, and I tell my friends to lay off the slapstick humor we enjoy so much, they’ll lay off until I let them know I’m feeling up to it again. Because they care about me as a person.

Perhaps if you can’t be open with your friends, you need to find new friends. No one should endure a relationship where they feel belittled. It’s not healthy. 

I’m not saying friends can’t disagree, but they should be able to be honest. If you can’t be honest, what’s the point of being friends?