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Being replaced by my bestie

Your Question

why my bestie i replacing me when we were so cloooose


Hey there, welcome to Ask Alex!

We are really glad you reached out with this question. It’s tough when you feel like your closest friend is drifting away or replacing you. We can imagine it must be really confusing and hurtful, especially when you’ve shared so much together. It’s natural to feel a mix of emotions, including sadness, anger, and maybe even a bit of jealousy.

Friendships can be complex, and sometimes changes happen that we don’t fully understand at first. Your feelings are valid, and it’s important to acknowledge them. It might help to talk to your friend openly and honestly about how you’re feeling. Communication is key in any relationship, and expressing your concerns might bring clarity to the situation.

Remember, friendships evolve over time, and it’s ok for people to form new connections while still valuing the ones they have. It doesn’t mean that your friendship is any less meaningful or important. Sometimes, friends drift apart temporarily and then come back together even stronger than before.

But if you’re still feeling unsure or upset, it’s ok to look or ask for support from others as well. Whether it’s talking to a trusted adult, reaching out to other friends, or contacting a helpline like Childline, remember that you’re not alone. There are people who care about you and want to help you get through this challenging time. You may find these articles helpful and,

You can always contact us at Childline by freephone 1800 66 66 66 or Live Chat at We’re here for you, no matter what, 24/7. Our services are confidential, non-judgmental, and we’re always ready to listen and support you through any difficulty you may be facing. You’re not alone, and we’re here to help.

Look after yourself, and get in touch if you would like to talk some more,


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