Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Hi there… How’s it going? Probably not all that great or you wouldn’t be here looking for help. No worries. Teens have been emailing me since 1997 because I give good advice. If you’ve got a problem with friends, so-called friends, a bf/gf, a parent, or anything else… email me. I can help you sort out your feelings. No matter what’s going on, you always have choices. And choices matter because sometimes the stuff we do to “fix” a problem only makes things worse. You don’t want to go there. Instead, let me help you figure out your next best move

In friendship,
Terra (aka Annie Fox)

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New school year, new school... new friends (please!!)

August 29, 2014

When you're all cozy in a friendship you can totally relax. Even going to school is more fun because your friend is there. But when you move to a school where you know no one, and your bff friend from your old school stops acting like a friend, then nothing feels right.

I recently got this email from a girl who is in that sad place:

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Hey Terra,

Last year I moved to a new place. Later I heard that my best friend was best friends with some new girl. That girl is apparently really popular and cool (and also kinda mean) and in one year's time my bff has become friends with all the poplar kids at school. I know it's wrong of me, but I feel really sad and envious. I have seen posts of both of them saying how much fun they have together and how they love each other. (Come on! I knew her much longer than this new girl!) And the sucky part is that at my new school, my new friends keep ditching me. I feel so depressed. :(

–Sad and Jealous

Dear Sad and Jealous,

When you moved, what did you expect your best friend to do? Spend all day in her room feeling sad and lonely? Of course she missed you. She also wanted and needed new friends. I’m guessing that you are feeling “sad and envious” because you haven’t yet connected with real friends at your new school. More »

From Terra’s Inbox

“I'm very scared about my friend's drug use.”

 

“Will I never find a boyfriend and end up living alone except for 20 cats?”

Hey Terra,

My friend who I have known for years and is like a brother to me got on weed just before we left secondary school. At the time I didn't think of it as such a big issue because back then I was doing it as well, so I guess this would basically be my fault.

When he started college he met a lad (a junkie) who could get weed for us very easily. Recently I stopped using due to developing anxiety problems which I thought were being caused by the drugs. My friend continued. This other boy he got my friend into doing heavy stuff like cocaine, E and God knows what else.

When I try to talk to my friend...

 

Hey Terra,

I am 18 years old and never had a boyfriend, been in love, or been committed in any way to any guy. I haven't even been on a date before, and I'm not exaggerating. I hope I won't grow up to be single for the rest of my life and live with 20 cats. Being in a relationship is on my mind 24/7. I read some of your past letters and I know I have to be patient for the "right" guy and since I want to experience a relationship (and I'm not talking about the 2 weeker) and your advice was to get involved with different activities and hang out with friends to get it off my mind.

The thing is... ALL my...

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