Eastenders Real Life: Exploring My Toxic Female Friendships

This isn't a spoiler-alert or fan-fiction. It's just my opinions and reflections about current issues and characters in Walford, East London.

She’s been my best friend ever since we were kids…she can be my worst enemy. -Sharon Mitchell, Eastenders

When I heard Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) say those words about Michelle Fowler (Jenna Russell) at the hospital, I stopped sipping my wine. (Thanks to BritBox, I get my episodes a day later.) Her words made me pause. This well-loved soap character just described the female friendships I’ve had since high school. The only difference is that my friendships never lasted as long as theirs.  
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When Friends Disappoint: The Footprints on Your Soul

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When someone that you once trusted — and shared your heart with — betrays you, it feels like someone stomped on your soul…Father Richard Rohr

Quote from article, "The Truth About The People You Can't Forgive," Mamie Healey, Huffington Post 

I read this quote the other day as I was mourning the passing of another female friendship. It came at the right time. My relationships with females have always been difficult.

I could say it was due to my early relationships as a child. Although looking back at those relationships might help me to understand my difficulties, it would not help me move forward to fix them. Continue reading “When Friends Disappoint: The Footprints on Your Soul”

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