Dear Highlights, Thank you for your help! When my friend kept calling me mean names, I wrote to Highlights. You said to let him know that it was not OK to treat me like that.
So I told him, “I do not like being called mean names. If our friendship is going to work out, you have to stop calling me names.” And he said, “OK, I’m sorry. I don’t know what got into me.” Thank you SOOO much!
We’re very glad to hear that you stood up for yourself and talked to your friend honestly! And we’re happy to hear that your friend wants to be kinder in the future. People who refuse to treat you kindly are not being true friends. But even true friends mess up now and then, so it’s a good idea to talk things over and give people a chance to change their behavior. Good for you!