Ellie Gets Even
After her parents divorced, Ellie and her mother became best friends. They did everything together. That is, until her mother began dating again. Ellie found herself spending most of her time with the babysitter and felt left out. Ellie began to feel like she had to compete for her mother’s love and attention. But more importantly, her fantasies about her parents getting back together had been threatened by this new man. This awakened Ellie’s fear of abandonment, which caused her to want her mother to feel her pain. This was why she had to get even! After all, it was the only way to teach her mother to value the Best Friend Code.