My Friend Makes Me Feel UncomfortableRelationshipsMy Friend Makes Me Feel Uncomfortable<div class="ExternalClassF09C202998094EAB877A971B0FB11B53"><p>​M<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">y friend touches me in ways that make really uncomfortable, and whenever i tell her im dating someone she gets even touchier and i really dont like it. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass892C09238ABA493C9896A1B764506CA5"><p>​Thanks so much for emailing in about what's been going on with your friend. It takes a really brave person to open up about things like this, and we are proud of you for doing that.</p><p>Sorry to hear there are some things going on that are making you feel uncomfortable. Those situations can sometimes be confusing, especially if it's someone who you are friends with. If you haven't already, we encourage you to let your friend know that the things she is doing make you feel uncomfortable. Sometimes people have different ideas and understandings of what is “okay." Try to be honest with her about how you're feeling and that you don't feel comfortable with some of the things she does. If you've spoken with your friend already and feel she's not respecting your point of view, it may be necessary to try to keep a bit of distance from her, or avoid situations where it's just the two of you alone. </p><p>We also really encourage you to talk with an adult (parents, teacher, school counselor, family member) that you trust and let them know what's going on. They could also help you brain storm some ways to make it stop, or even help you practice having a conversation with your friend. It's also important to let an adult know just to ensure you're safe.</p><p>Here are some links you can look at that have tips on ways to talk with your friend, and what to do if you're just not feeling safe.<br></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-What-If-I-Dont-Agree.aspx?Topic=Friendship">What If I Don't Agree? (yourlifeyourvoice.org)</a></p><p><a href="/Pages/See-Something-Say-Something.aspx?Topic=Friendship">See Something Say Something (yourlifeyourvoice.org)</a><br></p><p><strong>​Your feelings are important</strong> and if you're not feeling comfortable with things, you have a right to speak out on that. We hope that some of these tips are helpful for you. We also want you to know that we have counselors available to talk 24 hours a day, so if you'd like to call in and tell us more about what's going on, or come up with some other ideas of how to move forward, please call us! We're here for you. 800-448-3000. </p><p>Keep being brave, </p><p>Whitney- Crisis Counselor<br></p></div>13

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