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  • Writer's pictureArjanna van der Plas


On a warm day in April 2013, my husband-then-boyfriend introduced me to Henk.

I knew right away that Henk wasn’t exactly friendship material. He is the superficial type, only interested in status and prestige. On top of that, he’s always comparing himself to my husband, and gets extremely passive-aggressive when he believes my husband is more successful than him - so much so that my husband started hiding his successes from Henk.

Unfortunately for me, there was no way to avoid him.

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