Ok, there's this one girl I've been friends with for 6 years. We go to the same high school and everything. But just this year a girl transferred to my school with whom I've become really good friends with as well. I'm a junior, and during my sophomore and freshman years I always sat with my old friend at assemblies. But now I've been sitting with this new friend and hanging out/talking with her more in school than my old friend. My old friend is getting annoyed. I can understand that, after six years, she feels kind of abandoned because I'm not spending all my time with her. But this new girl is someone I want to spend time with as well. The biggest clash is in gym class, where all three of us are there together and I feel like I have to pick one to talk to and the other one gets offended.
I know you might say "talk with one about it" but if I do, they won't know what to say or will even consider breaking off the friendship so as not to conflict with the other. I can't bear that.
Oh, and did I mention these girls are polar opposites? The old one is studious, polite, very connected to her family, and follows the rules (that sounds like she's a dry person; she's actually not.) The new friend is rebellious, barely connected with her family, an extreme procrastinator, and much more open-minded. They must be the opposite sides of my personality or something. But the two of them, because they are SO extremely different, refuse to become friends. Not conciously, they just don't fit well together.
What do I do so that I'm not constantly feeling like I have to choose?