Post # 1
So my cousin got engaged last month and we’re very close. She mentioned to me that on her Facebook there is one girl who has always tried to “compete” with her. The girl got engaged 2 years prior. They are both of same age. When my cousin would post something the girl would post literally seconds after and it would sound as if she is replying it or directing it towards my cousin. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. She showed me the posts and it was pretty comical. For example my cousin would write how she loves her bf for etc etc whatever and the girl would post something like ‘no one has a better “bf” than me! I mean fiancé! Blah blah” lol. Now the girl recently found out she’s preggo 2 months ago and has announced it. Once my cousin got engaged and was tagged in a pic by her fiancé , 10 mins later the girl posted a belly pic and said moving onto the next chapter in our lives….my cousins fiancé wrote “moving onto the next chapter in our lives” in the tagged pic. LOL it’s pretty funny. My cousin even congrathalted her, “liked” her stuff and everythng and the girl never does the same back to my cousin. Is there such thing as Facebook competition? It’s like this girl is trying so hard to “beat” my cousin to the finish line. Weird.
Post # 3
@anongirl89: there will always be “one-uppers” in life sadly. ha.
Post # 4
@anongirl89: Yes, there are people like this.
I hope your cousin doesn’t let this girl’s childish silliness upset her. Getting married, having kids, buying houses and cars isn’t a competition in the adult world – it’s your life. So, if you would rather do these things so you can feel like you beat someone who doesnt even know they’re in a race with you rather than making smart choices when the time is right, meh.
Someone like that never has to look too far to find someone ahead of them in the game. It must be exhausting keeping tabs on everyone and using them as the yardstick by which you measure your own life.
Post # 5
My sis in law does this with me. It drives me crazy and I feel like it’s embarrasssing – I feel like it looks like we planned it or something. I sometimes wonder if our mutual friends see how obvious it is. DH always tells me it’s not a big deal, and she’s the one looking like the fool copying me but it still irks me. Some people are just like that, I guess
Post # 6
@anongirl89: YES! I see this type of thing too. I don’t post a lot on facebook so its never been directed toward me. I do notice tons of humble bragging.
Post # 7
I just don’t know why you’d stay Facebook “friends” with someone like that.
Post # 8
Ugh, people like this are the worst. Can they be blocked or hidden from your feed?
Post # 9
@anongirl89: Lol yes there are truly people like this. My BFF was kind of notorious for it until I privately called her out on it. She told me she wasn’t one upping me, but after that conversation it all ended, so I am guessing she really was trying to do that, but didn’t want to admit it.
Post # 10
@anongirl89: YES!! A girl I went to HS with does it with me, it is so childish. FH and I have known each other for 10 years, been together for almst 8 and engaged almost 3. Her and her husband met, dated, got engaged and married in less than a year, and maybe she feels self-conscience about rushing into a marriage she constantly puts down couples who wait to get married and how her way is much better.
I can tell some status are directly related to mine. a few months ago I posted how it has been 10 years since FH and I met and so on, and then her status was the exact same! She even lied about her dates to make it seem like they been together longer than they have. For example, she put how they dating for YEARS before getting married, however, a few months AFTER getting married she status was about how it was their 1 year anniversary of dating…wtf.
I could go on and on, it’s so sad.
Post # 11
If I were your cousin, I would just limit what this girl can see along with removing her from the newsfeed. I’m assuming they are close enough that removing her as a friend completely would just create more drama. Limiting probably won’t stop it entirely, but hopefully it will keep the comments entertaining as they won’t be frequent enough to become really annoying.