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2017 March

Growing Apart From a Friend

Posted by | Relationships, School | One Comment

I’ve recently realized that I don’t particularly like my friend.  She’s not a bad person, but I’ve started to realize that we don’t share a ton of things in common, she doesn’t seem to understand me, and she’s kind of annoying, like if I knock into her on accident, she’ll push me back hard, or she’ll just step on my feet or kick me.  I’ve told her to stop and that has worked but sometimes it still happens every now and then and it annoys me.  Also sometimes we just stare at each other awkwardly not knowing what to say as I desperately  try to think of a topic to talk about.  What I really want it to have a group of friends to hang out with, and although I have other friends, it doesn’t solve the problem.  We became friends shortly after I moved, mainly out of necessity, since I had nobody so I just clung on to whoever seemed friendly.  Another problem is that it’s the middle of the school year so it’s hard to make new friends.  How do I resolve my problem?  Should I just grit my teeth and wait it out until next year to make new friends?  Should I try to introduce my friend to some of my interests or take up some of hers?

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