I Was Betrayed By a Close Friend
I was betrayed by a close friend days ago. It hurts a lot and I feel like I want to die.
- Feeling betrayed by a close friend, although painful, is more common than you might think. Rest assured many other teens can relate to how you’re feeling at them moment.
- Speaking to someone who has been through a similar situation might prove to be a good choice. It could be that another one of your friends can relate to what you’re going through right now. You might want to reach out to a trusted adult, like a teacher or counselor at school. If you’re comfortable enough, give your parents an opportunity to help you through this time.
- As the old saying goes, time heals what reason cannot. Give it some time. Never make a rash decision that you would not make when you’re in a good place emotionally.
- You can always call the Child Help hotline at 1-800-422-4453. You’ll be able to speak to a professional counselor who’ll listen to what you have to say, without being judgmental or biased. The call is toll-free, available 24/7 and it’s totally confidential.
- How would a conversation sound with your close friend to try to improve the relationship?
- How do you feel about reaching out to your parents to discuss how you’re feeling betrayed?
- How can you use this not so nice occurrence as a way to learn? Why does it hurt and what did your friend do that makes you realize you would never treat a friend that way?
- Who are some other friends can you do things with?
- How do you feel about calling the Child Help hotline listed in the Consider This section? .