Tag: high school
I’m nice, inclusive, and enthusiastic but I’m facing this problem that is starting to make me feel so depressed: I don’t have any friends. In middle school, I faced the normal crap that evil children everywhere seem to put on others, which is why I was excited to go to a high school where I knew absolutely no one, to start fresh. A very brave move: going from a private school knowing the same 60 people your whole life, to public school with 1300 kids,
My heart aches for my daughter who is a senior in high school. She has suffered from insecurities since she was in elementary school. She went through a stage when she had nervous ticks in elementary and some in middle school. She wants to be involved and have friends, but is at the end of her high school career with literally one girl friend.
My best friend in high school is rather promiscuous. This trait has never bothered me and, in fact, it’s rather funny and interesting to listen to her crazy exploits. The down side of this is that, in a small town, she has gotten herself quite a bad reputation.
The middle of high school can be a difficult time to make new friends, especially in small schools and small towns. QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 17-year-old high school girl. Recently, my best friend since fifth grade quit talking to me. We never had a fight and I never thought anything was wrong. Just [...]
Parents can’t replace teen friendships but they can help fill lonely hours QUESTION Hello Irene, Over the years my daughter has struggled with social issues and having friends. Like many of the stories I read, our daughter is beautiful, athletic, top grades, straight (no drinking or smoking), good at conversations etc. etc. Yet, her [...]
QUESTION Hi Irene, I just stumbled upon this blog today. I want to know whether it’s normal to care more about your girl friends than finding a guy. I’m 25, never had a boyfriend, and simply don’t care about having one (And no, I’m not a lesbian; I’ve always been straight). I mean, it [...]
It’s a time when young people are finding out who they are and figuring out whom to befriend QUESTION Hi, My friend and I have been best friends for about three years. This past year we went into high school and we are making new friends and changing which may have strained our relationship. We’re [...]
QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a group of girlfriends, basically six of us, who’ve known each other since high school. Anyway, I got very close with three of them: Annie, Carole and Beth. I thought we would be best friends forever just like in the movies. I was, and probably still am, very insecure. I [...]