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I don't have a best friend

Your Question

i have friends but i dont at the same time its really confusing. i have friends and people talk to me but i am on my own all my friends have friends they like way more than me and i have no one to my self it kind of feels like no body ACTUALLy likes me it feels like everyone has someone they can talk to every single day that is their best friend but for some reason i don’t. its making me feel really sad.

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Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Alex.     

Thank you for contacting us. We understand that it’s not always easy to share how we’re feeling, or what’s going on for us, but we also know how important it is to talk about it.  

Reaching out to Ask Alex is a huge step forward to seeking help.  

We’re sorry to hear that you’re feeling this way. It’s not uncommon for people to experience a sense of loneliness or feeling disconnected from others. It’s okay to feel this way, and we are here for you. It sounds like you have friends and people around you, but it’s tough because you don’t feel as connected as you’d like. That can be really confusing and lonely.  

Have you talked to your friends about how you’re feeling? Sometimes, they may not be aware that you’re looking for more time together or a closer friendship. 

Remember, it’s important to be patient with yourself and others. Friendships take time to grow, and it’s okay to reach out and express your feelings. If you ever want to talk more about it or need some advice on how to approach your friends, Ask Alex is here for you. 

You can always reach out to Childline if you feel you would like to talk through things a little more. You can contact the Childline Team by phone on 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat on www.childline.ie. You can start a chat by clicking on the Orange Tab on the right-hand side of your screen. Childline services are free and confidential, and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.       

We hope that some of the above information is of use to. Please keep reaching out and know that there are supports out there that can help you.  

Look after yourself, and know we are here for you any time for any reason,  

Alex. 

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