I need some help.
There has been some ugliness creeping into my life lately. I was having issues with a classmate (I’m in high school, age 18)over a large sum of money he owes me.
And now I’ve found out that he has been spreading lies about me all over the school, and people who I have considered my friends are dropping off and refusing to have anything to do with me. Today is Saturday, I have school again on Monday. Between now and then, I need to find a way to get my fight back.
I’m not a bad person, in fact, I’m quite the opposite. I lent this former friend of mine over $100 for a gym membership because he wanted to improve himself. And not only did he never go, he decided to stiff me on the cash and start acting like a self-righteous jerk. Really classy, huh? I lend the guy money, give him regular advice on what to eat and how to train, and he stiffs me and spreads lies about me.
The thing is, I can’t even prove it. Don’t you hate when that happens? You know something is true, but you cannot back it up with facts? It’s terrible.
That’s the backstory of my problem. I’ve decided that I want to confront him and my former friends, in person no less. Since this cowardly former friend of mine won’t even look at me and does anything he can to avoid eye contact with me, I don’t want to allow him the luxury of being able to hang up, log off or block me.
So, I need to be charged with the kind of steely-eyed resolve that men who know they stand firm in doing what is right. I’m sick of being afraid to stand up for myself, and I have no one else to lean on or any friends left to support me anymore. I’m an island. But I’m determined to be strong on my own. If anyone has any advice on what I can do to increase my mental strength for the task at hand, please help.