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Old friend, new probs - July 25th 2010, 03:35 AM

So a girl I used to be bffs with is coming to my school next year. I recently found out that the reason she was living out of state was because some horrible things happened in her family, and she was so stressed out she got anorexia. So, I really want to be close with her again, but I'm totally nervous that i'm going to let slip about some of her past and that would be do awful for her. How do i make sure I'm there for her without messing with her business?
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Re: Old friend, new probs - July 26th 2010, 07:17 PM

When you see her again for the first time, give her a great big hug!

I don't know how you found out about her family problems and anorexia, but I believe that she'll open up to you sooner or later. At first, you'll probably just talk about "safe" subjects: what you did during the previous school year, what you'll do before the summer ends, etc. Then, as you slowly begin to ask more personal questions, such as how things are with each others' families, she'll decide whether she wants to tell you the full story, gloss over the details, or lie altogether and say that everything is/was fine. When that happens, you'll know how far you can push that particular subject.

You have more control over what you say that you may believe. =) If you want to avoid bringing up a particular subject, just keep it in the back of your mind, and you WILL be able to discuss other things without "slipping".

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Re: Old friend, new probs - July 26th 2010, 09:49 PM

Just talk to their & be her friend.
Tell her if she ever needs anybody to talk to , that you'll be their to listen to her
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