Not A Typical Teenager: Losing A Friend

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Losing A Friend

When we are younger, we are bombarded by the media with programmes on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon with stories about best friends who have been friends for years and how they deal with life stresses like school family and boys (this is me relating to programmes I watched like Hannah Montana, iCarly etc. which mainly involve teenage girls as main characters).

These programmes all look at how they deal with dating boys and talking to their crushes, and the break ups. How there is usually a sob fest which involves films like The Notebook and tonnes of cookie dough ice cream when a break-up occurs. Most importantly they show the best friend is there for them to help them through it. You never see a break-up between friends. So how do you deal with it?

Recently, I have began to drift from one of my closest friends. We have been best friends for years and I have stuck with her like she has stuck with me through all of the difficulties in life (or as many as there upto the age of 15), but since we have started to drift I don't really know what to do about it. The person I would usually talk to about all of this is the person I am drifting from, and I am really struggling.

I guess what makes it worse than anything else is seeing that she doesn't need me anymore. She is perfectly happy with her new 'best friend' and I really don't know what I am supposed to do when I see her happy with her. There was no massive arguement between us. Nothing really dramatic happened, we just drifted. She now walks home with this other girl and doesn't really come out with us anymore. It's really weird. I miss her.

I just want things to go back to the way the were before we drifted. When she could tell me anything rather than going to her new best friend with her problems. She doesn't tell me any of them anymore. We have found different friends and that's all that has happened. Maybe I should be watching The Notebook and eating cookie dough ice cream for this break up too, because it hurts 10x more than any other break up.

Stay Un-Typical

Ashleigh xxx