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• Our name
We are no longer One Bridge Of Hope. Our new name is The Hope Girls. It’s been our nickname for a while and we feel like it fits us.
• Our look
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We are still the same and we have the same goals, helping you rock your life.
• Answering Questions
We will still be answering your questions every Sunday. The only change is we have updated it to ASK THG.
• Your Voice
We still want to hear your voice and talk about the things that matter to you.
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Wow, we finally did it! We are still learning and adjusting some things, but we made the move. We are so happy and excited about all the support we have gotten so far. Thank you, everyone! We could not have done it without you all.
Here is our first “Dear Hope” question. As you can see it’s a little different. We will still be answering questions every Sunday, we just changed things a bit. Same people, same great advice, new look!
This will be the last full question on this site. You can always check us out at thehopegirls.com
There’s this boy I have been hanging out with for a few weeks. My friends didn’t know because I was waiting until we were actually going out.
Well, they just found out and they said they understood why I didn’t tell them. It’s because he’s ugly and I was embarrassed. They said he’s nice but looks wise I could do much better.
I was really upset by what they said because I like him and I think he’s super cute.
Why would they say that?
My friends have always supported me so why are they acting this way now. What should I do? I’m mad at them.
Wow! Of course you were upset. Your friends were being rude.
Our first reaction was to say ditch those friends. But we believe in second chances. They’re your good friends and they have always been supportive. They just had a moment of temporary mean girl syndrome. We’ve decided to give them another try and we think you should too.
We don’t know why they said what they said.
They could be secretly jealous.
They might feel left out or worried that you will spend too much time with him.
Or maybe they just don’t think he’s cute and were being rudely honest.
It actually doesn’t matter why. You have to let that go and stop thinking about it.
What happens next is up to you. If you like this guy, be confident about it. What you like is not what they like. Who cares! That does not and should not matter.
You should also have a conversation with your friends. Make it clear that you are not okay with them talking like that. Whether they think he is cute or not doesn’t matter. He is your boyfriend, you like him, and you think he is super cute. End of story!
Let them know you have always appreciated their support and honesty, but back off when it comes to your boyfriend’s looks.
GOOD friends are definitely worth trying to keep. But, if they continue to be “mean girls” it might be time to move on. They never have to think your boyfriend is cute or even like him, but they do need to treat you with respect.
Gabriella Says: When I started dating a new guy a few years ago, my friend got super jealous. Instead of talking to me about it, she would say mean things about him and told me I was ruining our friendship. Our friendship had not changed, but she definitely did. I wanted (and tried) to work it out with her, but in the end, I realized it was better (even though it still hurt) to walk away.
Thanks for this question! It is always hard when you feel torn between your friends and a relationship. Good luck! We hope you can work things out with your friend!
It’s time to let you in our secret! We have been doing so much and we are finally ready to share. Not just share, jump up and down, scream, and shout about it.
Drum roll, please………
We will no longer be using the name One Bridge Of Hope. This name and this site have meant so much to both of us and helped us meet all of you. This is not an end, just a new leap forward.
We are excited to introduce you to our new site:
The Hope Girls is nickname we picked up a few years ago and it stuck. Now we get to turn a nickname into a passion.
We are so thankful for all of our followers and friends on OBOH and we hope you take this new journey with us. Also, special thanks to everyone that shared their brilliant thoughts and ideas with us along the way.
Come check out our beautiful new site and our first post at thehopegirls.com
Changes! Lots and lots of changes.
We are not quite ready to reveal that yet.
We are being sneaky….but not for long!
We promise you will be the first to see!
Soon. Very soon!
Wait? What? One week? Yep! In one week we will let you in on all of our changes.
Absolutely! This is something we have been ready to do for a while and we are finally making it happen.
Nope! Not at all.
There are times when we second guess everything. We question if we are making the right choices. We wonder if everything looks okay.
There have been some mistakes (ahem…learning opportunities), long nights, and a few arguments.
Yes, we argue. We are a daughter and mother team that work together. Most of the time we get along great. We agree on pretty much everything! Then there are those moments where nothing works and we are both too stubborn to budge. Stubborn, long nights, tired…BOOM. Argument.
Sometimes we have to stop, relook at the situation and solve the problem.
Our mistakes (you know, those learning opportunities) gave us the idea for the three C’s: Caring, Calm, Communication.
We CARE about each other so CALM down and COMMUNICATE.
Sounds dorky, but it works! Okay, okay, back to the excitement!
We are so passionate about teens knowing they matter! These changes are helping that passion come to life.
See you in a week!
Once again, we are not doing a Dear Hope question this week. We are still working hard on those changes.
We felt this quote was so accurate. We have no idea if things will get better with the changes. We worry if we are doing the right things. We wonder if you will like it or not. It’s scary, but we do know one thing for sure. We need to do this.
Usually, when you worry about something or have to make a hard choice, you already know the answer. Your gut tells you what is right. The problem is when you don’t listen. Ignoring that voice will only leave you feeling stuck.
As much as we love this blog (and we love it so much!) we were feeling stuck. We knew it was time to move forward. Forward to new beginnings. It’s as if we need a new coat of paint.
That being said, it does not mean that we are leaving the past behind. We want you to be a part of our journey. We want you there to experience this with us.