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Have you ever had to drop drama queens out of your life?

Asked by Jude (32112points) August 13th, 2010

I’ve been drama queen friend-free for about three years now. Now, I avoid them like the plague.

I don’t have the energy to deal with your bullshit.

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marinelife's avatar

Yes! I had a terrible one at work. I finally fired her when she did not return from vacation on time. I was never so glad!

Jude's avatar

I just recently had one extend an olive branch. She wanted to make amends and said that she changed. She hasn’t. I had to tell her that I’m not interested.

Mariah's avatar

Yup, and I’m infinitely happier for it. I made a bad call one time, though, and dropped somebody who really was a good friend. I’m pretty careful about it these days.

stardust's avatar

Yes, I’ve had to do that. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it :) I still feel I have another one to get rid of. I’ve been distancing myself for a while. It’s slow, but I’m getting there with her. Life’s too short, eh.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Ooooooooo! Who you askin’? Yeah. When I’ve been around such people, it’s like being a hothouse situated in Death Valley and I don’t cope with that too well.

ApolloX64's avatar

My current girlfriend is a massive drama queen. She is risking being dropped for this very reason; four years is far too long to put up with it, even for me. I’m too damned patient I think.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Doing that today.

CMaz's avatar

Only drama queens in my life are on Fluther.

Just the way I want to keep it.

stardust's avatar

@aprilsimnel Apt description there!

Aster's avatar

Tragically yes, for the most part. So I’ve ended up feeling terrible about it. You can’t win. In my life I go nuts; mostly out of my life I stay guilty and worried.

jazmina88's avatar

yes, but my Mom is the queen of drama queens…...nothing to do there.

tinyfaery's avatar

I kind of appreciate a drama queen once in awhile. My life is very insular so when I am with someone so outrageous I find it amusing. Of course, I don’t hang out with these people much.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I can’t. I gave birth to her. BUT she’s improving a LOT here lately.

Trillian's avatar

I hear them talking and don’t even converse with them. I generally end up feeling vindicated too at some point. Yawn… I think of them as “Springer” people, and they bore me.

Kraigmo's avatar

Long time ago, I put up with that. Then I realized there’s ways to keep people like that out of my life for the most part. Every once in awhile one creeps in but I always make the cut very quick and very clear, without even saying why.

There’s been a few drama queens and one drama king who I know, who graciously knew I could not handle their baggage. And they withdrew easily and on their own. I really appreciated their empathy for me on that.

janbb's avatar

My mama was one so I shipped her off to California.

Pandora's avatar

I just recently dropped one. Yeah! Freedom. I also try to avoid them but sometimes one slips in. You think they are cool and level headed and then you find out it was probably some medication that kept them balanced for a while.

Jabe73's avatar

I avoid them as much as I can. You forgot something here, there are drama kings as well.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I have worked hard to stop reinforcing their behaviour. That is what has worked for family members. For others, I keep them at arms length or further!

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Where’s @naturally me? They’re talking about drama kings, girl! We got us the king of KINGS, don’t we!

NaturallyMe's avatar

@Dutchess_III LOL, yes we DO! :D :D

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