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How To Start A Conversation

[066/365] Back to School

You’re sitting in the canteen, picking at the corners of your sandwich as you spy a student you know sit near you. They’re on their own, you know they have friends and if you start talking to them, you may have a chance to join in their conversations they make with their friends when they come over. But first you need to actually get over these irritating nerves you feel and start chatting to them.


You take a deep breath, trying to press down those butterflies and open your mouth. But then you seem to forget how to speak. You suddenly wish you were somewhere else. Anywhere else. You want to give up and hide far away in the corner.


But you won’t be a victim to that sort of behaviour anymore. You will get over your nerves and start chatting to this person.


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How Do You Make Friends?

Leaving school for the day, classmates pass by you. They’re chatting to their many friends, discussing how excited they are to be attending that upcoming concert. Other teens walk pass you, gossiping that Jill may like Mark, but Jill is Mark’s ex’s sister and then Mark, etc.

Everywhere you look, everyone is surrounded by a group of buddies. How does everyone except you have friends? Even one would be good at this point. Maybe you just weren’t meant to have friends.

These thoughts don’t stop you wishing you could have your own little group of buddies, supporting you and getting you through life’s troubles. But only the really confident, chatty teens get friends… right?

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The Importance of Keeping in Contact


You smile and laugh with your classmates. You say goodbye as you leave the school gates. You had a tough day trying to talk to people and make some new friends. It’s time to go home for the day and do some homework. Maybe read the latest Young Adult bestseller. Everything is all going great.

But then something happens.

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