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Silly question... - November 2nd 2009, 08:29 PM

I have a silly question that I feel young and foolish for asking...but how do I make friends? =(.
I'm having trouble trusting people and the friends I have arn't people who I can confide in or anything....




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Re: Silly question... - November 2nd 2009, 09:21 PM

Hi Janos,

I wouldn't say that's a silly question at all. Trust can be a big deal in friendships, especially when you don't feel comfortable talking to people about certain things. Making friends that you can talk to about anything can sometimes be difficult to come by, but other times they are people you wouldn't expect.

Trust is something that grows in a friendship. The friends you have now may not seem like people you would trust enough to talk to all the time, but they could become those people after a while. Other times the people you can talk to are ones you wouldn't expect and you might need to go out on a limb and just ask someone you know if you can talk to them seriously about something.

If you are looking to make new friends, then clubs, activities, sports, and courses are a good way to do it. Again, trust wont instantly be there with the people you meet at these activities. You will have to get to know these people and let trust develop over time. You might not want to talk to them about something serious at first, and you'll need to find out if they are the person you want to confide it.

I would say a good start to knowing if you can trust your friends is by talking to them about something small in a serious way. Let them know you don't feel like joking around and really need to get something off your mind. A lot of people respect that when friends come up to them and speak to them honestly. Asking to talk to your friends will probably be the hardest part, but actually talking might come easier.

Remember that if you ever need to talk about anything, I am always around. Send me a message or we can chat sometime. I know that trust can be hard, but I can help you get through it

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Re: Silly question... - November 3rd 2009, 02:54 AM

Thanks Nat, I appreciate it..
Thing is, I actually did talk to a friend about stuff earlier, I didn't even plan it or anything, it just kind of happened, and I'm actually really glad I did, since she was really supportive.
Hm..and thing is, now I've planned out my week, including loads of social occasions and times, and I don't know what I'm hoping. I guess at the very least, going out and stuff will distract me from my own thoughts.
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