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Friendships and Peer Relationships

Friend Problems

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Effective communication: getting the message across

Communication impacts our ability to get along with people, can help avoid conflict and is important for making friends and having healthy relationships.

Express yourself

Everyone needs some time alone to reflect on feelings. Learn how expressing your feelings might help you make better decisions about what is right for you now.

Resolving an argument or disagreement

It is normal to argue or disagree with people. Learn how to resolve your differences in a constructive way.

My friends don’t like my boyfriend or girlfriend

When your friend and boyfriend or girlfriend don’t get along, or you don’t get along with your friend’s partner, it can cause tension and even conflict. Learn how to resolve the issue.

Helping a friend after someone has died

If someone close to one of your friends has died, it might be tough for you to know how to help. Learn ideas about how you might be able to support your friend.

Catfish: Pretending to be someone else online

When someone is pretending to be someone else online, things can become very complicated. Find out how to deal from both sides of the situation.

Meeting new people

In your day-to-day life you'll have to meet new people. Learn some tips to help make the process as successful as possible.

Assessing a relationship

This fact sheet contains information on working out what's best for you in a relationship and resolving problems that might come up.

What does it mean to be an introvert?

Introverts are often misunderstood. Learn about the common misconceptions, benefits and ways you can overcome the challenges of being an introvert.

Crushing on your best friend

Making the leap from friendship to more can be scary. Learn how assessing your romantic feelings for a best friend can help you decide your next step.

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