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Why You Stay Friends With Some People You Dislike

They mirror your flaws in ways you can’t see

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AA couple of years ago, I attended a meditation workshop in New York City. I immediately bonded with the girl I was sitting next to, and we became fast friends. We went to dinner that night and talked for hours. When I came to the city for work, we’d meet up and spend the day together. I met her friends…

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Brianna Wiest

Brianna Wiest

Author of 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think, The Mountain Is You and others. Visit briannawiest.com to find my books and more.

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