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My Friend Has An Eating Disorder

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I have this friend who obviously has an eating disorder. She eats less than 800 calories a day and tracks calories and exercise. All she ever talks about is how fat she is and just needs to lose more weight. I am really worried about her but I have no idea what to do. She has told me before if I told anyone she would never talk to me again since I would just being another person breaking her trust. She really needs help and I just don’t know what to do.

How Can I Help Her?

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Hi. My friend had a tendency to go for about a month of being pretty sad and down. Almost like depressed. Lately she really has been quieter and seems more sad and my other friend noticed cuts on her arms. I wanna help her without being pushy or scaring her. I think she’s just confused and feeling lonely because she pushes people away. How can I help her without making her feel intimidated or anything?

Scared I Will Lose Him

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I have been together for 4 months now. He recently started a job where it causes him to start at 1 in the afternoon & get off at midnight. Lately I have been really upset because I haven’t been talking to him as much & I really miss him. I really care about him & I am so scared that I am going to lose him. I have said it so many times & all he says is that it won’t happen because he loves me too much for that to happen. But the thought of it scares me. Any advice will work for me I am at a loss. He doesn’t treat me bad at all he is the best person that has ever came in to my life. He has done so much for me & I would be dumb to break up with him all because I am upset with not talking to him.

Her Mom Doesn’t Want Us Together

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So just a couple months ago I started dating my new girlfriend. We’ve been going off on a good start but her mom doesn’t want us to be together. We’ve been secretly dating behind her mothers back but now it seems that me and her are barely even talking anymore it feels as though I’m putting in all the effort and I might be the only one being loyal, what should I do I love this girl but I’m going crazy about it now?

Strong Feelings

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So there’s this guy I like. I’ve known him for 5 years and I really like him. But the catch is he has a girlfriend now. But he still kind of flirts with me like he doesn’t have a gf. I have really strong feelings for him. Also, we did something earlier this month but that was before I knew he had a girlfriend. What should I do?

When You Know

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So can you tell me if I’m mad? I think I might be. I fell in love, with a person that was online. She was my best friend, we knew each other for 2 years. (Online, and it was crazy, I didn’t even really believe in love until it happened, we were perfect, we had the exact same personality’s and philosophies, and everything. We could even finish each others sentences, which is even more impressive if you consider the fact that it was online.) Then we broke up (Kind of.. what really happened is that I freaked out, and told her that if she really loved me, she would leave me alone.

Which she did and I have no way of contacting her again) and I moved on. I just recently had my heart ‘broken’,(In real life, and for some reason I’ve just instantly reverted back to missing my ex-best friend. I miss her. I know that I probably shouldn’t. Since I never actually knew her in person. But then again it’s been said that when you know.. then you know, and I believe that she’s the one, you know?

P.s. please don’t say something cliché like there’s other fish in the see, because I don’t care if the earth is composed of 7 Billion other people, nobody else will do, I want her. P.p.s. I’ve also been having problems. I used to be a self harmer until about 3 weeks ago, and I’ve been fighting depression. I guess, I don’t know what to call it. I don’t if that relates to anything though.. ​

Lose Herself

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Honestly, this isn’t really about me. I have a friend who is going through a lot of problems at home. I don’t know how to help her anymore. Sometimes I wonder if I’m being a good friend. It hurts to see her so afraid of life. She’s afraid to talk to the right people.

She tells me some stuff, but she makes me promise not to tell anyone. Sometimes I don’t agree, but her friendship means so much to me I can’t make myself talk to anyone. I’m afraid I might lose her, but if I keep it all in, I feel like she’s gonna lose herself. I need help, what should I do.

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