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I'm sensitive and I overthing things

Your Question

Is it strange how much I overthink and how sensitive I am when it comes to friendships. It feels like my friends are getting annoyed at how sensitive I am


Hey there, thanks for reaching out to the Ask Alex Team,
It’s totally okay to feel the way you do about friendships. Being sensitive and overthinking is something many teenagers go through, and it’s a normal part of growing up. It’s important to remember that everyone has their unique qualities, and your sensitivity is a part of what makes you, you. You’re not alone in this.
We understand that it might feel like your friends are getting annoyed, but communication is key. Try sharing your feelings with them—they might not even be aware of how you’re feeling. True friends will appreciate your honesty and will likely be supportive. Remember, friendships are a two-way street, and it’s okay to express yourself.  You may find this article helpful
If you ever need someone to talk to or share your thoughts with, we’re here for you at Childline. It’s important to have a support system, whether it’s friends, family, or other trusted individuals. Don’t hesitate to reach out and explore your options; you have people who care about you and want to help you through these feelings.

If you would like to reach out and talk to us some more, there will be somebody waiting for you. We do not judge, and we can explore your options with you. You can contact us any time of the day or night, the Childline Listening service never closes, we are here for you 24/7/365. Our free-phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Live Chat on our website

Remember, you’re not alone, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
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