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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.

It gets better

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

My cheating best friend

Here is a young man's story of how forgiveness helped him move on after a difficult breakup.

Feeling unwanted

This is a young woman's story of how she learned to face her depression and take the first step towards change.

Feeling orphaned to feeling loved

How an adopted young woman learned to accept the love of friends and family.

Trusting someone

This is a young woman’s story about learning to lean on others.

My story of overcoming anorexia

This is a young woman's story of suffering and recovering from an eating disorder alongside a friend.

Learning to be proud of my religion

This is a young woman’s story about finding strength in God to overcome religious stereotypes.

Dirty liar

This is the story of a young woman who faced an ex-boyfriend's hurtful betrayal and the public embarrassment that followed.

Breaking down the walls I built up

Here is Brandon's story of finding the courage to come out in his conservative hometown.

Materialism is just a judgment

Here’s Madison’s story about taking a stand against materialism.

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