Reader should take mom’s advice
July 11, 2012 11:14AM
Updated: August 13, 2012 6:39AM
Dr. Wallace: These two girls were my two closest friends, but they didn’t know each other until I introduced them to each other at a party. Soon after the party, they became best friends and started acting cool toward me. I guess the old saying that “Two’s company; three’s a crowd” is true. At school, they sometimes totally ignore me. This has caused me to become very depressed because now I don’t have any close friends. To compound the problem, I’m really shy and don’t make friends easily.
What should I do? My mom thinks that I should try to get some new friends and forget all about those two. My aunt who lives with us thinks that I should try to convince the girls to once again be my best friends.
Please give me your advice. All of us are 15 years old. One girl lives next door to me.
Nameless, Denver, Colo.
Nameless: I would take Mom’s advice, but wouldn’t do anything rash to cause friction between you and your two former friends. Be polite and talk with them when the opportunity arises, but don’t waste your time waiting for them to call and invite you back into the group. There are many fine teens who would enjoy your friendship, but you won’t find them if you sit at home feeling sorry for yourself.
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