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Life Lessons from TV and Film: Dealing With Frenemies

Heathers (1988) Winona Ryder , Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, and Shannen Doherty

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According to Wikipedia, a frenemy refers to “someone who pretends to be a friend but actually is an enemy—a proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing in the world of friendships.” These relationships can be extremely destructive, creating a pervasive sense of unease and ultimately eroding your self-confidence. And because the frenemy often comes in the guise of collaborator or confidante, the reveal of their true nature can leave you with painful feelings of betrayal. In my experience, I’d much rather know that someone has it out for me from the beginning.

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