Middle School Advice Column: March


“friendship” by bekassine… is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Sidney Harding, Guest Writer

Dear, Miss. Know-It-All,

I am having trouble with my best friend. She keeps leaving me out, and I’m afraid she may not want to be my best friend anymore, and I don’t know what to do. 

She is always hanging out with other people. When I try to talk to her, she brushes me off. I want to be best friends with her, but if she doesn’t, should I move on? I feel like she thinks that I’m not cool enough for her.

 Now, she is only hanging out with “the cool people.” When I try to join the conversation with “the cool people”, they are quiet around me. I feel so left out. What should I do?




Dear, BestFriendBother,

I am sorry that your best friend is doing that to you. If I were you, what I would do is get her someplace private and have a talk with her. You should tell her how you’ve been feeling, and if she is unresponsive and doesn’t seem to care, then she is moving on, and so should you. 

It may seem terrible, but trust me, it isn’t the end of the world. You should find some new friends who care about you and hang out with them. If “the cool people” and your best friend are going to ignore you, then you should start hanging out with other people. 

Find friends that make you happy, comfortable, and feel right at home with them. If they do the same thing as your last friend, then keep searching until you find the right people.  I know this may take a while, but it will be worth it. 


Miss. Know-It-All