Lately, I've been having a really hard time at school. My best friend and I were really close, but then one of our friends started pulling her away from me and I had a big fight with her because I felt left out and upset. She didn't show any respect, just defended our friend. We haven't been talking because I don't want to fight or cause more drama. All my friends have a bestie, but I don't have a close friend at the moment and mostly sit alone at school. How do I deal with this situation?
Relationships at your age can be very unstable, causing the sort of heartbreak you have described. I think that you have two options here. The first one is to initiate a conversation with your friend and see if you can resolve the conflict. Everyone makes mistakes, so if she owns up to this – good job. However, if you don’t have the energy to do this, walk away for now and make some new friends. Join a club inside and/or outside school – it could be art, music, dance, drama or sport. Then, spend time with the other members and gradually you’ll get a new group of friends that you can hang out with.