I Was Betrayed By a Close Friend

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.

CONSIDER THIS:

  • 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.

HELP YOURSELF:

  • 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? .