Support Forums Today's Posts Chat Room

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Friends and Family Everyone has disagreements, even best friends and family. If you need advice about a relationship, ask us here.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Koharuchan Offline
Skittles Minion
I can't get enough
Koharuchan's Avatar
Name: Haru
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Location: Totoro's Hollow, just south of Iraw

Posts: 2,852
Blog Entries: 54
Join Date: March 20th 2011

Fighting with a close friend... - January 10th 2012, 02:39 AM

I originally put this in religion, but I got judged, questioned, and attacked a bit. So I'm coming here instead.

I have a close friend who is VERY devout Christian. All her free time is spent in church. She reads the bible constantly in her spare time and is trying to memorize it, and has succeeded so far. I love her to death, and I'm a Christian too, but I'm not as devout as she is. She keeps pushing things on me and I hate fighting with her.

My boyfriend and I are going to be moving in together in a few months. She's way against this, and tried to stop me, but she gave up...for a while. Now she's pushing on me not to have sex with him until we get married and not to sleep in the same bed when we move in together. I told her when we have sex is our decision, and it led to a big argument. I am a Christian, but I'm fine with sex before marriage. She started questioning whether or not I'm really a Christian, that I can say I am all I want but if I move in with him/start having sex with him I'm not a real believer. She's pushing it on me.

Is there any way I can stop her from doing this? I'm already super stressed right now and I don't need this from her. And please don't say stop being her friend, I've known her 7 years and we've been through a lot. She's very close to me, but her words hurt.

I love my Big Sleepy Bear.
I still fill my panties; do YOU?
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. -Oscar Wilde
Buddy since 12/25/11 Self Expressions mod since 4/23/12 Helplink mentor since 5/9/12 . . . . . .Skittlify.
I was blessed by your companionship from 12/24/01-6/27/13
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
msfsteven Offline
Average Joe
msfsteven's Avatar
Age: 25
Gender: Male

Posts: 136
Join Date: July 18th 2011

Re: Fighting with a close friend... - January 10th 2012, 03:30 AM

Ew. Sometimes people can be rude in an annoying way, huh? (the ppl who attacked you, lol)

Well I would try telling her how you feel about it from your perspective. Telling
her how her words hurt should help her understand more.

... Sleep in a different bed? Sorry but that's kind of funny. It's kind of ridiculous.

Anyway, yeah try expressing how you feel, in a way that doesn't seem like you're
contradicting her and her opinions. I would want to keep her as a friend as well. (:
  Send a message via Skype™ to msfsteven 
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Chris Offline
Outside, huh?
Chris's Avatar
Name: Chris
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Location: Illinios

Posts: 4,247
Blog Entries: 3
Join Date: November 28th 2011

Re: Fighting with a close friend... - January 10th 2012, 03:53 AM

I agree - you need to have a heart to heart and express everything you feel about this subject. Communication is number one and she seems to be blocking out your massages - so make she sure gets them loud and clear. If after that she doesn't want to listen and still continues to tell you what to do and criticize you then you need to do what you need to do to find peace. No one should push you to do or don't do anything you want to - so make sure she knows that.

Best wishes,

I hope you know that you deserve it all. The best, the most honest, the most beautiful purest love in the world. Not only to be loved by others, but to be loved by yourself. To look in the mirror and think "Yes, I'm exactly who I want to be". To speak up and be proud of yourself. To be brave and open. You deserve the nicest and most caring people to walk into your life. You deserve it all, you know. The whole world...
Closed Thread


beliefs, christian, close, fight, fighting, friend, pushing, religion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2020, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints | Mobile

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.