I Don’t Fit In, I Don’t Drink

Hi. I just need help dealing with a current situation at school. I used to be super close with 4 other girls in my class but over the last year they have been going to party’s and getting drunk and my parents don’t allow me to go to party’s and I don’t feel comfortable drinking. But they have totally cut me off from their lives and bully me verbally and ignore me at school. They make school a terrible place for me, I wake up every morning sad to go to school. They made up a bunch of rumours about me and turned my friends against me. I’ve talked to teachers but no one is doing anything about this. They told me that because I don’t drink they can’t be friends with me. I don’t have any friends left. I sit alone at lunch and have no one to talk to. Usually I can deal with this but some nights (like tonight) it really gets to me and I just feel bad about myself. I feel like I don’t fit in with anybody because I’m not going out drinking every weekend. I am just not sure who to turn to to talk to, I just feel like I’m completely alone…

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  • BYS Counselor says:

    Thanks for reaching out! It sounds like you are going through a really tough time right now. It’s great that you are standing up for what you feel is right and it shows that you are a very strong individual. It is unfortunate that your friends have reacted the way that they have. Remember that it is ok to not do what they are doing, especially if you don’t feel that it is right.

    There will always be people who are willing to accept you for just the person that you are. Keep your head high and if the rumors or bullying gets worse or continues, let a trusted adult know again until something is done. You can also check out some of our articles about bullying and friendships on our website, under Useful Websites. I will link a few below. Stay strong and positive and you will come out on top!

    http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/DiscoverIt/Articles/Pages/Friendships.aspx
    http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/DiscoverIt/Articles/Pages/Bullying.aspx

    Take care and know we are here when you need us!

    BYS Counselor

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