It is a hard fact of life but a true one: We can outgrow friendships just like we outgrow shoes.
Understanding this concept can significantly help young people who have a strong desire to want to be like others and want to feel that they are their friend’s “best friend.” It is often “painful” for a young person to see their “best friend” associate more with others than with themselves.
Some good advice for young people (and for older ones, too) is to:
• Find new interests
• Make new friends
• Find fun things to do
By being your own best friend, you will always have one friend you can rely on. Therefore, learning to like yourself—HAVING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOURSELF—is one of the most important bits of wisdom anyone can learn.