Your friend's response is a common one, but still is reprehensible. Prepare yourself to hear that fairly often. She has no idea what's she's talking about.
The fact is, you are anything BUT a pussy. You are facing this and starting to deal with it. That takes more balls than she'll ever have. Well, maybe she'll never have real balls, but you get what I mean.
Seems I've got to have a change of scene
Every night I have the strangest dreams
Imprisoned by the way it could have been
Left here on my own or so it seems
I've got to leave before I start to screamJoe Cocker