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Beware of the BFF Swap!

June 16, 2010 at 10:00AM by Gennifer Delman |


You've seen her in the hallways, in AP history, and at student council meetings. She's your grade's social butterfly and she's constantly linked to a new BFF. What's her deal? Girls like her aren't just at school but in Hollywood, too. Whether it's Demi and Miley or Demi and Selena, there is a name for this behavior and it's called the BFF swap. These girls do it for different reasons, and it's important that you keep an eye out for the signs so you don't fall victim. Read on:

Revenge and Jealousy

These acts are so intertwined. Remember when Demi recently snapped back to a reporter who asked how Selena was? "Ask Taylor!" she said. Some young ladies need to act out in order to make others jealous, so beware. If a new girl is latching on to you, be cautious. Though she may be sincere, observe her behavior and make a wise judgment.


In high school, I can recall one girl who edited her MySpace "Top 8" so much that I couldn't keep track. Though it's cool to dabble in different circles, a best friend ought to be a constant in your life. Some thrive off of being the center of attention, and this could mean alternating their social circles to make sure the spotlight is never away from them.

Some Words of Advice

It's essential that you don't confuse the BFF swap with making new friends. If your mate has been hanging around with a new coworker at a job that doesn't mean that they're abandoning you! So if you ever feel left out, speak up. Speak at a normal volume and express that your friend's actions are hurting you. This will be better than avoiding the situation; your feelings will only grow more intense and complicate things.

Do you know someone constantly changing their BFF? Do YOU do it? Start the conversation in the comments section!



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