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How do I maintain a friendship with a distancing/busy friend?

Dear Sydney… So I’ve been friends with this one person for a while now, and I feel like we connect really well…but the thing is, they’re very social and often can’t spend time with me. Often times when they are with me, I feel like they’re bored and I end up telling them to go talk to their other friends… even thought I actually don’t want that. What should I do?   I understand your situation entirely. As someone who has befriended a lot of overachievers, I’ve certainly had to experience some of this myself. It sounds like your friend is very … Read more

How Do I Get Through My Junior Year?

Ah…the “big year”! I’ve had many people come to me about this. Honestly, the best way to get through the year is time management. Do whatever is necessary in terms of your workloads. If your teachers provide you with calendars, be sure to check them. (For example: If you check your schedules and see that you have 2 tests or more in a week, plan ahead. Make plans with your friends for after the tests. Or even better, get together to study with a couple of classmates instead!) Another way to help yourself focus is to eliminate any distractions. (For … Read more