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Ask Amy: High-schooler wants distance from former friend

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I'm a girl in 11th grade.

In my freshman year, I made friends with "Ruby.”

Over time I came to understand that I needed to end the friendship due to Ruby’s troubling behavior toward others and with me.

Now, two years later, I have a new friend, "Sammie," who is also friends with Ruby.

I only hang out with Sammie when Ruby is not present.

On several occasions when I was talking with Sammie, Ruby joined the conversation.

 

I was cordial, but I tried to limit my contact.

Now, when I see Ruby in the hall at school, Ruby waves enthusiastically and calls my name excitedly.

I don't want any contact with Ruby. I don't want any association with this person’s bad actions, including occasionally being violent.

I don't want to confront Ruby to say I'm not interested in friendship, but Ruby keeps making attempts, suggesting renewing the friendship.

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