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15 Tips for making friends at school this year

15 Tips for making friends at school this year

Contributor Amy Feld has been fielding a lot of questions from teens concerned about making friends at school this year. She offers some savvy tips for making friends (and being a good friend) in high school.

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Sitting alone at the high school lunch table

A young man entering his sophomore year worries about being alone at the high school lunch table.

August 7, 2014 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Keeping Friends

Apologizing after the wrong words slip out of your mouth

A woman makes a flippant remark to a friend. The wrong words slip out, she realizes she’s made a mistake and apologizes. What more can she do?

August 31, 2014 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

Sharing a friend’s happiness when you’re unhappy

It can be difficult to share a friend’s happiness when you are having a hard time—but things often balance out over time.

August 26, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Resolving Problems

Guest Post – How to patch those black hole relationships

Guest Post – How to patch those black hole relationships

Journalist and author Cindy La Ferle writes about “black hole” relationships, why they happen, and why they may not be all that bad.

August 16, 2014 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

My texting friendship seems to be off-track

What do you do when a texting friendship seems to be one-sided?

August 13, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Handling Breakups

My friend hasn’t returned two books

A woman is irked because her once-friend hasn’t returned two books.

August 21, 2014 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Dropped by a friend of 30 years

A woman’s friend of 30 years makes it clear she wants distance.

August 9, 2014 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Having No Friends

Is it okay if I don’t want any friends for now?

A young woman feels complete without friends for now—preferring to spend time with her mother and husband.

August 5, 2014 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Mentally ill with no friends, home or job

An exhausted mom pleads for advice to help her mentally ill daughter.

July 20, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Other Advice

Worried about making friends in high school?

Worried about making friends in high school? Here are some helpful tips before you go back to school.

September 2, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I’m a 13-year-old nerd having problems with friends at junior high

When you are having problems with friends, it could be helpful to look at things from another perspective.

August 29, 2014 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
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