Pat's Answer

To Pat / 18 Dec 2019

Topic: Friends excluding me

Your Question

Hi pat. My friends have recently started to exclude me a lot by going out without me whispering when their around me and ignoring me I feel really left out and I don’t know why their leaving me out like i was best friends with them for 8 years and then
They suddenly start leaving me out. Thanks pat

From Pat / 17 Jan 2020


Hi there. Welcome to Ask Pat

You mention that your friends are excluding you by ignoring you, whispering behind your back and leaving you out. These are all things that would be considered as bullying and that’s not okay. You deserve to have friends that treat you with respect and make you feel good about yourself.

You said that you feel left out. That must be very difficult for you. Is there someone in the group that you trust so that you could explain how the behavior of your friends is making you feel? They may not realize how their behavior is affecting you.

You deserve to get support and it might help to tell an adult about what has been happening. This might be a parent, teacher or a school counsellor. You can also talk to Childline.

Childline is always here to listen and to support you. You can call Childline on 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), text Childline on 50101 (10am – 4am every day) or chat with Childline online on this site (10am – 4am every day).

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