I have a friend who is in denial. She needs therapy, but she
says counseling is for messed-up kids. We tell her she needs to talk to
someone, but she says she is fine and tries to change the subject. How do I get
her to talk?
Dear Friend in Denial,
Sometimes, girls write about friends who are sexually abused
or pregnant or starving themselves or otherwise in dire straits; other times,
they write about friends who are just living their lives their way. I don’t
know whether yours in truly “in trouble” or is just grappling with adolescent
angst, but I do know she needs true friends – not a group of people breathing
down her neck. So be the caring person you are, and consider informing a
trusted parent or teacher who can be objective about the situation.
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BY CAROL WESTON ON 8/30/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN dear carol solves BFF probs, how can I help my friend, advice from Carol Weston