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She Teased Her Friend About Her Slim Figure Relentlessly, But Her Bold Retaliation Changed Their Relationship Forever.

Tara, grappling with past weight issues and a devastating breakup, finds herself envious of Maya’s naturally slender physique, leading to constant teasing. Tensions peak one evening when the Original Poster (OP) stands up for Maya, eliciting a shock from the group and driving Tara away.

Tara’s Struggle

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OP introduces Tara, a friend who struggles with accepting her weight. Despite many diet attempts, Tara often gave up quickly on whatever regiment she was on. Her love for food was an overpowering force in her life.

New Love Motivation

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A turning point came for Tara when she met a new guy. Wanting to impress him, she consulted a professional doctor and committed to exercise. Within months, her transformation was evident, and she won the heart of her crush.

Unraveling During Pandemic

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However, the challenges of the pandemic affected their relationship. After three years together, Tara’s boyfriend ended their relationship. This breakup deeply affected Tara’s mental and emotional well-being.

The Weight Returns

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Following the heartbreak, Tara found solace in food again. She regained almost all the weight she had previously lost. Her confidence and self-worth took a noticeable hit as she lost interest in socializing and doing things she once loved.

Friends to the Rescue

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OP and her circle of friends rallied around Tara with love and connection. They supported her, and slowly, she began socializing again, encouraged by their embrace. She even flirted a bit, though nothing became serious.

Maya Enters the Scene

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The group welcomed a new member, Maya, who was naturally slim without needing to exercise. Unfortunately, her physique became a point of envy for Tara, who only saw her failures when she looked at the new girl.

Unwanted Teasing Begins

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Tara began making snide comments about Maya’s slender build. These comments ranged from mocking her fragility to insinuating a lack of attractiveness. While Maya tried to laugh it off, it was evident that she was affected.

The Breaking Point

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During one evening, Tara’s teasing reached a climax. OP, unable to tolerate Tara’s behavior, snapped back with a retort about Tara’s ability to fit into jeans. The group, shocked by OP’s remark, turned their attention to her.

Silence Falls

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Without hesitation, OP continued, addressing Tara’s body-shaming actions and her unhealthy pride in her weight. OP also alluded to Tara’s medical conditions, suggesting that her weight wasn’t helping her health.

The Emotional Exit

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The medical information was new to Maya. Feeling attacked and exposed, Tara quickly left the scene. A few girls chased after her, aiming to console her and ensure her well-being. The girls that remained chastised OP for her heartless comments.

A Plea for Consistency

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In defense, OP pointed out the hypocrisy in the group’s reactions. They were quick to reprimand OP but stayed silent as Tara consistently belittled Maya. While Tara’s body shaming of Maya went unchecked, OP’s single comment drew immediate backlash.

Reflecting on Actions

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OP began to wonder about the rightness of her actions. Was defending Maya in such a manner the correct approach? The weight of the group’s judgment bore down on her. Their feedback would help shape her perspective on the incident.

The Next Week

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A week later, OP went to dinner at one of her friends’ house, and so did Tara and Maya. When OP arrived, she took Tara to a separate room. OP said she was sorry for what she said; she had been speaking from frustration.

Apologies and Understanding

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OP also told her that bullying Maya all the time is not cool at all and that she should apologize. Tara nodded and said she understood my point of view but wouldn’t apologize because this wasn’t the occasion. Everything seemed fine between OP and Tara, and they rejoined the group.

Snarky Comments

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When dessert was served, Tara announced, “As OP thinks I’m fat, I decided to go on a diet, so I’m not having it.” Unexpectedly, Maya turned to Tara and said, “Well, that’s the smartest thing I’ve ever heard you say.”

Reaction and Reflection

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Tara’s jaw dropped, and OP nearly choked on her cake. Maya had never stuck up for herself before. It was then that OP realized some people never change, and she can choose who she wants to be friends with.

Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?

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OP posted her story online for feedback and perspective from the internet community. The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter.

Forum Responds

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One reader said, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. You called her out, saying not to body shame people.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote, “You could’ve handled it better and maybe talked to her on the side about it or just told her to stop body shaming Maya because no one body shames her.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person stated, “She had so many chances to stop being mean. She gets it back one time and needs a timeout. You need new friends.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another reader commented, “This nonsense should be pushed back on; it’s not something to be proud of, and it’s an unhealthy message to spread.”

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