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My new friends pressured me into insulting my best friend. How could my mom say it's my fault?

Last summer she came down here to Texas for two weeks in the summer. She was born here but she moved to California in our fourth grade year. So anyways last summer (July 2015) we hung out a couple of times after I got back from camp. Then I ditched her and lied to her to hang out with my new friends from camp. Then she found out that she lied when she went to my house to give me a get well card (I faked being sick) and she confronted me for lying to her and my new best friends insulted her and was mean to her and I insulted her too and she was shocked that I told her a harsh cruel comment and she got mad at me and said, "Thanks for being a lousy friend!" tore up the card and stormed off.
Then three days later I called her on the video chat and surprising she answered. She was very upset and I explained to her that I didn't wanna lose my new friends so I had to keep my image. She told me she was going to give me a charm braclet for being a great best friend. I apologized to her and I was really sorry. Then she said, "You don't have the brightest idea what you've done." She sounded pissed and then she said, "I actually thought we would be best friends forever. I hate you and I never wanna talk or see you again!" Then she hung up the phone on me. I tried calling her back but she didn't answer. My mom said it's my own fault for lying and ditching my ex bestie and I lost her unless we can work things out. We've been best friends since we were four. I want my friend back.

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