Friends can be there to enjoy the best time but sometimes friendships have problems and it can be hard to know what to do. If you are having an argument with a friend, it may be useful to try to think about why they might have acted the way they did. Sometimes we may realise afterwards that we were wrong and we should say sorry and give them time if they want it. Sometimes it may be best to end a relationship which can be really difficult. Peer pressure is feeling like you have to do something just because all your friends are doing it but if you don’t feel comfortable, it’s okay to say “no” and make your own choices. Sometimes, your friends might start bullying you and it can be hard. There are lots of things that can help you get through it.
- Try to think about why they might have acted the way they did
- Be assertive – this can make it easier to say how you feel.
- Be prepared to say sorry if you realise it was your fault
- Give them time
Talk to us
If you would like to talk to someone at school, please come and talk to Mr Paddy, Dr Taylor-Mullings or a member of your year team.
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