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Friends don't talk to me

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My 2 best friends of 10 years just don’t talk to me and have been distant since my other 2 friends stopped being friends with me out of the blue and my 2 best friends they are my only friends cause everyone else in my school hates me for no reasons

Answer

Hi there,
 
Thank you for reaching out and sharing what’s been going on with you. It sounds like you’re going through a really tough time right now, and it’s important to know that your feelings are valid. Losing friends and feeling isolated can be incredibly painful, especially when it seems like there’s no clear reason why things have changed.
 
It’s natural to feel hurt and confused when friends become distant. Sometimes people’s behaviors can change for reasons that aren’t immediately clear, and it can feel very unfair. Remember, it’s not your fault if others decide to act differently towards you. Friendships can sometimes go through rough patches, and unfortunately, not all of them last forever.
 
Even though it feels like everyone is against you, you are never alone. The Childline team is here for you, ready to support you and help explore your options. We’re open 24 hours a day, every day, so you can contact us whenever you need to talk. You can reach us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or through Messenger at www.Childline.ie by clicking on the purple Messenger circle.
 
It might help to talk to someone you trust about what’s happening. Whether it’s a family member, teacher, or counsellor, having someone to listen can make a big difference. They might offer a new perspective or help you find ways to cope with these changes. Also, consider finding activities or groups outside of school where you can meet new people and build new friendships.
 
Please remember that this situation doesn’t define who you are. You have the strength to get through this, and there are people who care about you and want to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Childline—we’re here to listen and support you every step of the way. In the meantime, you might find these articles helpful www.childline.ie/making-friends/; www.childline.ie/how-to-build-healthy-friendships-and-relationships/.
 
Take care of yourself. Remember, you never have to go through anything on your own,
Alex

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