Ali Wren

whole-hearted living, healthy-minded eating

Comparison In Authentic Friendship

I guest posted on The Tiny Twig‘s blog (aimed at helping young women “adult” with more passion and less fuss) a few months ago about how Comparison Suffocates Authentic Friendship. Here is a recap:

When comparison gets in the way of authentic friendship:

It feels hard to celebrate our friends’ successes. Comparison invites destructive thoughts like, It’s not fair. She is so lucky. Why can’t things come easy for me, like they do for her? She doesn’t understand. 

It’s easy to feel threatened by our friends’ other relationships. We feel left out, and social media only exacerbates this issue.

It’s tempting to compete with our friends. Comparing leads to competing, and that’s not authentic friendship.

To read more about my thoughts about comparison, check out my e-book #InstaEnvy A Manifesto for Overcoming the Comparison Trap in the Kindle Store!

This is part of a series called 31 Days of Authentic Friendship. Click here to see all posts.



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I'm Ali. I write about my journey of living a full and healthy life with food allergies, overcoming the comparison trap, and cultivating authenticity.

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