I stumbled upon a recent post in which people wrote to the frenemies who had passively aggressively “supported them” through years of friendship. The notes were refreshing, empowering, and embodied everything you would like to say to our frenemies. The concept, especially to our younger selves, is one that is so familiar that we find it quite often in fiction. If the heroine has a friend, she's either hyper supportive... or the gateway to a breakthrough for the heroine when she realize this friend was actually an enemy all along.
What do you think about the concept of the “frenemy” both in fiction and in real life? When we portray female friendship in romance, do you like seeing all sides of female friendship—from the faithful best friend to the “enemy that you keep around because you live in a small town and you can't not be friends with her”? Or do you think the presence of the frenemy in female friendship perpetuates the myth that it's “ok” to be mean?
Let us know in the comments!