Not sure if this is the right place to post, but I need help. I stood up for my faith and lost my BEST friend. Did I do the right thing?
Let’s call friend A “Beth” and friend B “Anne”. We are all teenagers and go to the same youth group at the parish we attend. I am pretty good friends with Beth, but Anne was my BEST friend.
On social Media, Beth posted about a show she loved a show which had pornographic content. I did what I felt was right and spoke up about it. This happened over Facebook Messenger. She got extremely upset and said some nasty things.
She got Anne involved. I was removed from two group chats by Beth and both Beth and Anne blocked me on all social media. It’s not like Anne to just cut me out of her live in seconds like that. She was basically my sister.
I understand that I may have been rude/judgemental, but I really tried to do the right thing. I texted Anne’s mom and asked her to tell Anne that I was sorry and I’m here if she wants to talk. Anne’s mom texted back that she was sorry for what happened but was going to let us work it out (which is a problem since I only see Anne at Mass and I am blocked on all social media now).
Some of you reading this will say I’m being dramatic, etc. Imagine speaking up for your faith and loosing your sister. It hurts.:bighanky:
In the future, how can I better handle similar situations? How can I do what’s right without offending people? :shrug:
I haven’t told my mom what happened yet. It’s been a good hour since this Facebook chat happened. I prayed the Rosary and feel so much peace and comfort right now. I asked Mary to help me through this. Anne does have serious mental health issues and is suicidal and has anger issues. She was like my sister and I helped her though situations with friends. Now she’s cut me out of her life.
Sorry if none of this makes sense. My hands are shaking as I write this and I’m trying to post this as quickly as possible. It was a huge shock. I feel peace only because I prayed the Rosary. I always end up loosing friends and my trust is so wounded that sometimes it makes me feel like I can’t trust God. Why would He let me live my youth without any friends? I really do try but there’s so much stuff that’s messed up in my life. I’m tired of trusting and loving and then getting stabbed in the back.