09/14/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Single White Female Syndrome: What To Do When Someone Wants To Be You

I am a 22-year-old woman, with a normal social life and a wide variety of friends. I have a good job in the media and lead a fairly exciting life. My cousin and I have always been close, but over the past two years we have become inseparable. Her own circle of friends was limited so I introduced her to mine and took her to all the hot parties. My friends have now become her friends too. She is a beautiful and intelligent girl but she lacks depth, has no ambition and doesn't seem to know what to do with her life.

I enjoy her company, but I have been avoiding her lately because I feel as if she is slowly morphing into me and it really makes me angry. She was at a loss about what degree to study at university so she chose the same subject as me. Whenever I express an interest in a particular career, it's not long before she does the same. People have even started commenting on how similar we are, which is not helped by the fact that we look alike.

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