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Monday, 30 May 2011

Friendless and Lonely

Written by  Erin Donovan

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QI have a slightly big problem. I have no friends. I do have a group of people I hang around but they're not really my friends I only hang around them. I've been trying to make a real friend since kindergarten and now I'm in grade eight and I've had no success! It makes me depressed sometimes especially when I never go to the movies or shopping with anyone let alone parties. I'm really lonely and I don't know what to do. Do you have any idea of what I should do?

AI don't know if this helps at all, but you are not alone in this feeling. Friends, and especially good ones, are hard to come by. Lots of people feel lonely or like they don't fit in even when they have lots of friends and acquaintances. Sometimes you have to take the initiative and invite people to do things with you. It can be hard and even scary at first, but most of the time people can't know what you need until you tell them. They may even think that you are being stand-offish and don't want to do anything with them. A lot of people mistake someone's shyness for being snobby.

Ask some people from the group you hang around to go to the movies with you. Or ask a couple of the girls to spend the night and rent movies and stuff. Or if you don't like the people that you're hanging around right now, meet some other people in your classes. To start things off, you could ask someone to help you with an assignment, or offer your help to someone who is having trouble. Or ask your teacher if you can work in groups for some of the assignments, and get to know people that way.

-Erin-

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Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan's contributions were written in the year before she began college, at which time she was WholeFamily's Senior Teen Advisor.

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