Kw-logo-smaller

Dear Dish-It, We're Afraid of Our Old Friends


Dear Dish-It, is here to whisper "ttyl after I've thought about this some more".


Dear Dish-It,

My best friend and I are getting ready to go back to school in a few weeks, but we are nervous about seeing some old friends of ours. There was a time when we were all very good friends, but they started hanging around with other girls who were thought of as cooler than us. They make us feel very low and talk about us behind our backs. We are both nervous about this and want to find a way to ignore them. Can you help us?
Mills


Dear Mills,

One of the hardest parts of high school is growing apart from your childhood friends. It happens to all of us at some point but it always comes as a shock. Things get even uglier when your old friends decide to torment you in order to secure newer, cooler friends. But, the best way to deal with these kinds of situations isn't to fight fire with fire, but instead, just let it roll off your back. If your old friends have claimed the cafeteria as their new turf, avoid hanging out in the cafeteria when they're around. Ignoring these girls is going to be hard at first because they might be unusually cruel. However, after a while, they'll get tired of not getting results from their taunting and move on to their next victim (cuz with kids like that, they always need to make fun of others to make themselves feel better). You and your best friend should also look to make new friends this year. There are bound to be some cool peeps at your school that you may not have had the chance to get to know because your old friends were holding you back. Take control of your social scene and don't let those immature babies bring you down! Hope this helps.


So, ya gotta burnin' question? Need some love directions? Thinkin' 'bout stuff like depression, sex,how ya feel 'bout YOURSELF (that's called "self-esteem"), boyfriends, girlfriends, losin' old friends, bullyin' or peer pressure, but too scared to ask the parents? Don't be scared to .


Related Stories:

  • I'm Better Friends With Boys

  • My Friends Are Mean to Me

  • My Friend Really Annoys Me

  • More Great Friendship Advice Right Here!
  • 2 Comments

    latest videos

    F1015460132140

    Friends or Hottie? Choose!

    • Hello hotties, good bye friends.
    • It depends... if we're talkin' really hot, I'd choose the hottie over the friend.
    • Friends always come first. No hottie can replace a good friend.
    • A good friend wouldn't make me choose between them and a hottie.

    related stories

    I just started high school and my BFF and I both have new friends. But it seems lik...

    Dear Dish-It in the forums

    9bella
    9bella posted in Family Issues:
    "GlimmeringSky16" wrote:Don't make your mom get irritated or she might start abusing you too. Talk to a counselor at school or something and figure out a way, like living with a relative or something.
    reply about 4 hours
    _Samxui
    _Samxui posted in Style:
    PURPLE!!! no jk i dont wear nailpolish lol
    reply about 7 hours
    Jelly3
    Jelly3 posted in Style:
    Jeans and a top 
    reply about 15 hours
    koolcat02
    koolcat02 posted in Style:
    pajamas :)
    reply about 16 hours
    nj_guy84
    nj_guy84 posted in Family Issues:
    Spacekitty14: I understand your situation. I have family members who have varying degrees of autism. I understand that it seems unfair to you that more attention goes to your brothers, but you have to remember that they didn't ask for this. They probably don't want to deal with the problems that they are facing. As far as giving up certain types of food, those are just sacrifices that a lot of people have to make. Just try to learn more about their condition and see what you can do to help, then you won't have to feel "left out" or "ignored" by your parents. Just be patient and understand the situation. I hope that all goes well for you and your family
    reply about 22 hours

    play online games