Dear Youthline –
Last week my friend was hit by a car… And she lived. I can’t stop thinking about the accident. The only person I’ve ever felt good talking about this kind of stuff with started to act like I don’t Exist. I need to talk to that person though. What do I do?
Dear Britt –
Thank you so much for writing in, it takes a lot of courage to share what is going on in your life.
It sounds like you are having a hard time dealing with almost losing your friend. It can be very scary realizing how fragile life can be, and it is important that you share these feelings with those around you. Have you spoken with your friend who was in the accident about it? Sometimes it can be easier to discuss difficult topics when you know that the other person is struggling with the same feelings you are.
As for your other close friend who is not speaking with you, because we do not know the details of the situation we can’t necessarily tell you how to fix it. But what we can say is that great friendships can have tough times, but sometimes all it takes is sharing your feelings, apologizing, and moving forward to fix what may seem like an un-repairable relationship. We hope that this helps, but if it doesn’t then you can always call the YouthLine to discuss the situation in more detail. Teens are available to take YouthLine calls from 4-9 PM Monday through Thursday. Our number is 1-877-968-8491; we hope to hear from you!
Best of luck Britt,