My Best Friend Is Moving AwayRelationshipsMy Best Friend Is Moving Away<div class="ExternalClassBBD5369A17624EF0BC275AB735199CED"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#15232b;">My best friend is moving away soon and I don't know what to do. I'm so sad about it and i'm going to miss her so much but I don't want to talk about it with her and make her even more sad about everything. I'm in 8th grade and we were planning on doing everything together but now she's leaving me. We were going to take all of the same classes, graduate together, go to college together, and live together. Now she's moving away and she doesn't even have a phone so we won't be able to keep in touch. What should I do? </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass5C91C510ABD248849A4C92F7BFA96D78"><p>​We are sorry to hear about your friend moving away.  Even though your friend does not have a phone, there are other ways of communication that the two of you could use in order to stay in touch and continue to be friends.<br></p><p>Emailing would work but it can be seen by others so you would be less likely to share things about your feelings that you do now.  If you are used to talking to one another every day, perhaps you would want to consider writing letters.  At the end of your day, you could write and tell her about things that went on and what your day was like.  She could do the same back to you.  We know it would not be as immediate as texting but it would help keep the two of you close and in touch with one another.  </p><p>If there is a chance to visit one another during the summer, perhaps you could begin to make plans for what you want to do and with your parent's permission of course. You could see her new home and neighborhood and maybe even meet some of her new friends.  Just because your locations change, doesn't mean you have to give up your friendship.  The plans you had in the past won't work, so make some new ones.<br></p><p>Keep working at your frienship, it's worth the effort.<br></p><p>Pat, Crisis Counselor<br></p></div>13

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