Most people in our lives fall into the vast gray area between friend and enemy.
That’s because most of the people we know are actually neutral acquaintances. You wouldn’t invite them to your wedding, and you wouldn’t cry if they got fired from their job. You might miss them occasionally if you were to move or change occupations, but you don’t try to make plans with them on the weekend. In many cases, you could take them or leave them. They’re friends of convenience—pretty much the people who inhabit your high school reunions. It’s nice to see them, but if they’re not in front of you, you might not remember that they exist. It’s unrealistic to have a high degree of investment in so many people.Continue reading “Frenemies – Convert Enemies into Friends”