At 6/3/13 01:54 AM, ToxInjection wrote:
I've had this exact situation happen to me, except the roles were reversed... my "best friend" throughout highschool turned out to be horrendously jealous of me because I was capable of playing guitar/bass and writing my own music, and one day, they flipped out at me in a jealous fit putting me down and shit.
And you know what happened? I said, "Have a nice life" and walked away. I stopped talking to them, and about 4-5 months later, they sent me a message on a social networking site I was on at the time begging for me to give them another chance. So, whatever, I went out with them, they explained that they were just really jealous and couldn't stand to see me doing something they wanted to do but "couldn't".
I was like, "whatever, don't do it again". And we were friends again (Until about a year after that when they threw another fit over something else and I got fed up with it and threw them to the curb and haven't spoken to them since).
Moral of the story?
Don't lash out at them for being better at you at something, it's not like they're better at it just to spite you, maybe they've just put more focused effort on that particular writing style, or maybe they're one of those lucky "naturally talented" people.
You can talk to them about it, just don't make them into the bad guy.