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Friends making fun of me

Your Question

My friends are always making fun of me for no reason do I need to change?

Answer

Hey there, well done for contacting us!
 
It’s tough feeling like the odd one out among your friends, isn’t it? First off, we want you to know that you’re not alone in this. Many teenagers go through similar experiences, and it can be really hard.
 
Feeling accepted by our friends is important, but it’s equally important to remember that true friends respect and support each other. If your friends are making fun of you for no reason, it might be worth having a chat with them about how their words make you feel. Communication is key in any relationship, and expressing your feelings can help them understand the impact of their words.
 
However, if they continue to make you feel bad despite your efforts to talk things out, it might be worth considering whether these are the kind of friends you want to surround yourself with. Remember, you deserve friends who lift you up, not bring you down. You may find this article helpful www.childline.ie/how-to-know-when-to-break-up-with-a-friend/.
 
But hey, if you’re feeling overwhelmed and need someone to talk to, remember that Childline is here for you 24/7. You can reach out to us anytime, day or night, for non-judgmental and confidential support. You’re never alone in this, ok? You can phone us for free any time, for any reason, at 1800 66 66 66 or chat with us online at Childline.ie.
 
Look after yourself, and know we are here for you,
Alex

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