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Friendships and Peer Relationships

Friendships and Peer Relationships

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

The hardships of middle school

How I got through the loss of friends, feeling lonely, and still being a positive role model to my younger peers.

Hard times lead to even better days

Here is the story of a girl who found the courage to heal from a troubled past with the support of a good friend.

Betrayal and disappointment

Here is Brianna's story of depending on the support of good friends to get through a difficult break-up.

Shy girl

This is Lexi's story of how she found confidence after recovering from self-harm and bullying.

Accepted in both worlds, or not at all?

Here is Mai's story of depending on supportive friends while questioning her sexuality.

Learning that sex doesn’t mean together forever

This is the story of a young woman who offered support to a friend after a hurtful breakup.

My friends bullied me

This is the story of a girl who learned to recognize and stand up to the bullies in her life.

It gets better

Here is Courtney's story about good friends helping her through a painful breakup.

How I figured out my identity

This is a young woman's story of how finding spirituality helped her manage her bipolar disorder.

Boys, girls or both?

Here’s Madeleine’s story of how she made the decision to accept her bisexuality and come out to her peers.

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