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:

Girls' Friendship Q&A Book, iIllustration by Erica DeChavez Where do I fit it?! (from The Girls' Friendship Q&A Book, by Annie Fox, illustrated by Erica DeChavez, Annie Fox and Erica DeChavez. Coming in September 2014)

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

“All the guys I like always like my best friend.”

 

“My stepdad is tearing me and my mom apart.”

Hey Terra,

I finally got over my crush on this guy that I had liked for 3 years. Only because he liked my best friend and he was being a jerk. But now I like someone new. And he likes my best friend too. (It's the same best Friend.) I mean I know she can't help it. It just makes me think more of how much more pretty she is than me and how much thinner she is than me and stuff like that. And it makes me mad not at her, just at the situation.

I really don't want to be mad because she is the best friend I have ever had. But I know she doesn't like him and that she would never go out with him. (I asked...

 

Hey Terra,

Me and my mom used to be so close until my stepdad came in. My stepdad is always trying to get me in trouble and it seems like he is turning my mom against me. I can't talk to her anymore. It is just too much. We talked a couple months ago and she said we would it work out together but did we? NO!

I Miss My Mom

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