Why Are Women So Mean To Each Other?

Five of our experts delve into the reasons behind it.

Relationship Experts: Why Women Are Mean To Each Other

We claim that men are terrible to women, but you might argue that women are worse to other women. Is the media to blame for fueling the "mean girl" syndrome? Or is it something that we perpetuate among ourselves? What do we need to do to change this? We rounded up some of our best relationship experts to weigh in!


In this video, Senior VP of Experts Melanie Gorman asks YourTango Experts Barbara Schiffman, Sheila Paxton, Sherri Nickols and Charles Orlando to offer their insight. Most of them agreed that it has a lot to do with competition.

"I think these women don't have enough sense of self," Orlando says, "so it's easier to step on the back of somebody else than raise yourself up on your own."

"If you win, that means I'm losing," Paxton agrees.

Want to learn more? Check out the video above!