I don't understand it.. It seems childish, but if I'm willing to help others, then why do they take advantage of that? I'm just having a personal problem and I need to vent. I've always tried to pick my friends wisely, they've always been people that I *thought* I could really trust. It's hard to beat around the bush. There is a lady who is the girlfriend of this guy I used to date. He was my bestfriend, we tried to stay friends, but she came between us and made things miserable. Now she is trying to network with my group of close-knit friends. She told one of them that they don't need me as a friend and that they should "push that b*%%* out of their group". (We call it our group). She took my bestfriend from me because she said that it wasn't right that we stay friends. Now she wants to take the rest of my friends (which are my ex-bf's friends too). I am a quiet person, I keep to myself. This seems so "high school". She is 29 years old, I'm 22. I see that if my friends do go ahead and start socializing with her, then that's fine, but if they intentionally leave me out for the purpose of choosing to be her friend and not mine, I didn't need them in my life anyway. See, about 2 weeks ago I prayed and asked God to help me and show me how to distinguish the fake from real friends. It's so sad that out of my group of 6 friends, only one is left. I guess there's a bigger plan for me that doesn't include those people, right?