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regaining friends - September 13th 2009, 01:29 AM

Here's the deal. Up until about the middle of my junior year of high school I was in a great group of friends. Then steadily I began to feel isolated from them and it got to the point that we don't hang out anymore. Often I think that it is because I was just too socially awkward. I do have other friends that I hang out with, but it's a little tough to find a time when they are free. I am now a senior and just want to reconnect with these friends, especially since they are the reason I had alot of fun in high school so far. What should I do to begin talking to these people and fixing whatever is broken?
   
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Re: regaining friends - September 13th 2009, 10:55 AM

hey.

i understand that you wanna reconnect with your friends. firstly, you have to find out the reason that you people started separating from each other, and then besides that, you have to find some common ground (a particular topic of interest) that you people can start talking about. then , once the conversation flow is reesablished, it might go back to just being like old times.

i make it sound so easy, but there's a lot of effort to be put into it. however, i'm really sure that you'll be able to reconnect with your old friends. if you really want it, then by some way you'll definitely get what you want

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Re: regaining friends - September 13th 2009, 06:13 PM

Hi there,

I think that this is something that comes up a lot in high school. Sometimes friends grow distant because of different interests or activities. It sounds like you really want to fix your friendships with these people you used to hang out with, so there's a good chance that you will be able to reconnect.

Like darren said, a common ground is always a good way to start a conversation and keep it going. Try to find out what you and your friends used to talk about or do together when you hung out. If you like games, movies, music, a sport then those are some things you could use to start a conversation. Think about what movies or video games they like and invite them over to your place to watch a movie or play a game. Also, if it's at your house maybe you will feel less socially awkward.

Really, the best way to lose your social awkwardness is to talk to people and start conversations- in other words, practice. I know it can be hard sometimes and it can be unsettling when you need to flounder to find a topic to talk about, but all you can do is your best. Ask your friends questions and get to know more what they like doing now and see if it is much different then before.

I hope that everything goes well for you. If you want to talk sometime, feel free to message me

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