I think no one cares for me

I am 14 years old and think no one cares for me. I used to have a friend many years ago, but due to his father’s transfer he moved to another city. Now I have some friends but I think that they do not even care about my presence. I try to adjust to the situation and to enjoy my life, but still feel the same. What should I do?

Dear Mike, you seem to be expecting a lot of attention and care from your friends, forgetting that friendship is a two-sided relationship of giving and taking. Are you giving to your friends the love and care that you are expecting from them? Are you always ready to help them in moments of need and forgive them if they make a mistake? If you do so they will love you and never leave you alone as you are feeling now.

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD
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Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, has a degree in medicine and is a professional counsellor. For the last 30 years he has been providing youth with practical advice to help them tackle urgent and troubling issues.