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Dear Dish-It: My Friend Punched Me

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Dear Dish-It,

My ex-friend punched me in the gut today. My parents warned me this was coming but I always believed she truly liked me. So many things have happened in the last few months that I just wanna run away from it all. I want to transfer to a Christian academy because in my current school the f-bomb comes out at least twice a minute. Please help.

Chic365

Dear Chic365,

I’m sorry to hear about what your so-called friend did to you. It’s never ever right to harm someone physically, no matter what. I guess you have learned a bit of a lesson from this, though. Maybe the next time your parents warn you about something or try to give you advice, you may want to listen to them more carefully. It’s not that they’re adults and you’re just a kid so that must mean they’re smarter than you or know better than you – all it means is that sometimes people who are outside of a situation and not directly involved can see things more clearly than someone who is right in the middle of things and may be blinded by emotion.

This girl who punched you is definitely not your friend. If I were you, I’d cut all ties with her immediately. You don’t have to be mean about it. You just have to stay true to yourself and do what’s best for you, which is to surround yourself only with good people who love you and care about you, and who would never do anything to hurt you.

As for your school, I don’t see the problem with transferring to a new school for the next school year. I myself transferred out of one school and into another when I was younger, and it was the best decision I ever made in my life. So why not sit down with your parents and talk about the possibility of changing school for this coming September? You never know, it just may happen!

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harrylouiszayn1D
hahaha
commented: Mon Feb 10, 2014

ZackyLovesChuu
mabey it was a friendly punch Ha
commented: Mon Feb 10, 2014

harrylouiszayn1D
lololol u got punched
commented: Mon Feb 10, 2014

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I think you can not be sure he likes you. take me as an example theres this girl in my class who i talk to everyday. Now i see her as a sister and i have and will go to lengths just to make sure shes okay and her boyfriend doesnt hurt her. This might be what is happening in your situation so i advice that you wait a bit longer because him loooking at you may mean that he likes you and is waiting for the right time to tell you. Meanwhile you can get closer to him and flirt once in a while to asure that him you also like him (that is if he isnt sure). And dont worry if he doesnt like you back its better to have a friend who cares about you than a boyfriend who doesnt like you that much and is dreaming about someone else.
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What part of it are you scared of? Is it eating in public and around other people, or just eating in general?  What it might be, if it's eating in public you don't like, is social anxiety, or social phobia. You should ask your doctor to check, because if it is, they can offer you ways to help. For instance, they might recommend therapists or group sessions to help ease your fear.  Even if it's just a phobia or, in unlikelier circumstances, an eating disorder, you should still go to your doctor or a therapist so you can try to overcome it. Try doing things that calm you down before these situations as well, like exercise, reading or listening to music (I'm not sure what relaxes you but sometimes these help). Also, you should try to slowly get used to the situations. So don't force yourself to eat straight away when you're out, but slowly start doing so whenever your comfortable with doing so. Unlike your mum wants, you can't just "stop" being scared because that's not how it works.  But right now, please don't force yourself into any of these situations. It's not good for your mental health to be forced to face a phobia of yours often. 
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