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Keep your frenemies closer


dgna dearg dear gna Manay GINA de Venecia dear inang mahal

Dear Manay Gina,

I used to have a high-school friend but she turned out be an enemy-in-disguise. How? Well, when my boyfriend was still courting me, he said he heard many bad rumors about me. It turns out that the source was my so-called friend.

Initially, he did not want to tell me it was her. However, when I found out, I was so shocked and felt betrayed. Because of that, we’re no longer friends, but I still hear rumors about me, coming from her, which were not accurate. I was very hurt because I helped her when she needed me.

I’m a Christian but I don’t know if I will be able to forgive her. What do you think?


Dear Grace,

What is it about keeping your friends close but keep your frenemies closer?

You must always learn to forgive people, because you have to. It’s a Christian duty. I mean, we’re all humans, who make mistakes, but what good would the world be if people were not forgiving at all. So, just learn to forgive and forget.

But, if you know she is not to be trusted, just keep your distance. You should also be very careful of the friends you keep. Sometimes, even girlfriends get jealous and try to destroy your relationship, by hitting on your boyfriend. Although I am not informed fully of your situation, this is the reality of things. Jealously is a very dangerous feeling. With affection,

Manay Gina


“As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.” – Antisthenes


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