My friends are partly ignoring me
I feel like I’m getting partly ignored in my friends group, but they only notice me when I’m gone.?
Hi there and thank you for contacting ask Alex.
I am so sorry that you feel like you are being ignored by your friend group. That must be very difficult and frustrating for you. Have you spoken to your friends about how you are feeling? Sometimes it can be good to talk about any issues you have with your friends to make it more manageable and for you all to be on the same page with how each other is feeling. It can be a really hard conversation to have but it may be a good way to help express your feelings and also have your voice heard.
Friendships can be hard at times and sometimes friendship groups and dynamics change. You may find some of the articles on our website helpful such as: www.childline.ie/how-to-build-healthy-friendships-and-relationships/ ; www.childline.ie/how-to-know-when-to-break-up-with-a-friend/ , www.childline.ie/how-to-know-when-youre-in-a-toxic-friendship-group/
If you feel like you would like some further support in relation this or you would like to speak to someone in confidence about this experience more you can call Childline and speak to a trusted adult 24/7 on 1800 66 66 66. Or you may prefer to speak to someone through or webchat service which can be reached by going to www.childline.ie and clicking on the Orange Tab on the right-hand side of your screen.
I hope this has been helpful for you.
Take care of yourself,