Dear Dish-It: I Want to Be Popular

Em asks: “I really want to be popular, but I’m not sure how! Can you help?” Back to Article

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american_brit wrote:
2014-07-08 16:30:22 -0700

Why care about popularity? You can be happy with a few true friends smile (Not to say if your "popular" that's necessarily bad, but it's certainly not needed)

Silver70 wrote:
2014-07-07 17:50:54 -0700

Its hard not being popular.....

rustyismypuppy wrote:
2014-07-07 16:53:36 -0700

haha i just need one best friend or 2

pricetag wrote:
2014-07-07 16:09:22 -0700

why be popular? people will be fake to gain ur attention. u be who u want to be and just have fun with ur the friends u have now

rayjohn wrote:
2014-07-06 02:13:33 -0700

Yeah its right be yourself...

spaten wrote:
2014-06-18 06:33:48 -0700

just be yourself be real with people

smiles all around
smiles all around wrote:
2014-04-17 17:08:07 -0700

these #### aint loyal thts all I got to say

cw1012 wrote:
2014-04-16 15:59:22 -0700

I think there is no need to be popular all you need are loyal friends and if you dont have friends all you need yourself you want to be popular you dont need to be

JesseWesse wrote:
2014-04-16 15:30:37 -0700

Were never popular some of us werent never to be popular not even me i was bullyed all my life

jon121 wrote:
2014-03-09 10:33:30 -0700

You are and don't forget it smile

musiclover63 wrote:
2014-03-08 14:08:57 -0800

As long as you know where you stand, you don't have to be popular to be happy smile

nba15 wrote:
2014-03-08 13:21:12 -0800

I always have to be better in one way i dont get myself somtimes

kmerr wrote:
2014-03-08 13:18:52 -0800


nba15 wrote:
2014-03-08 13:17:21 -0800

I always be a show off i was born that way

kmerr wrote:
2014-03-08 13:16:08 -0800

well i'm not cool but if u try harder u will be cool don't be a show off

Countrygirl_Hannah_Rae wrote:
2014-03-08 13:00:27 -0800

lol....i love being popular to but it gets old

nba15 wrote:
2014-03-08 12:58:23 -0800

I like bieng popular because it feels like im famous

Countrygirl_Hannah_Rae wrote:
2014-03-08 12:45:45 -0800

Trust me you will hate being popular

Jennifer24 wrote:
2014-01-20 17:30:31 -0800

Wasting your time

ThePurpleMuffin wrote:
2013-12-01 11:20:11 -0800

I really don't want to be popular, I find it stupid.

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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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Dear Dish-It, Within the last few years I have felt a bit sick and shaky when we go out to eat. It's not so bad when it's a carvery lunch or something at a pub, but settling down for a chocolate brownie and a milkshake shakes me up. Don't get me wrong, I love going out with Mum, but it's just sitting down and taking a bite. I want to chuck it in the bin. I love eating brownies and stuff at home and I'm pretty healthy. But I refuse to go to the town before lunch in fear. Mum told me I got to stop this or I'm going to develop a terrible phobia.  Please help! ElfyKathy, worried
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She isn't jealous she is just dissappointed that you chose to get lessons when she did to get better . She had to get better to catch up to you so you can enjoyher as your best friend. Then you went ahead and got lessons as if you needed them. She is just upset that you showed off a talent that she didn't have. And she tried to get better to impress you but you got better as well. Which kept her at the stage she will always be at my best friend sings way betyer than me but I try. 
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It may be hard but break it down to them we aren't friends but we can be associates. It may leave them a bit dissappointed but tell them we aren't in the same category to be as close as friends. 
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