Problems with Friends/befriend

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hi my names Michelle and i wanted to know if you should ask someone if they wanna be friends because i've been talking to this girl i met a few weeks ago and i don't know if i should ask her or not.

we're both 16 btw

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Hi Michelle,

Go for it! A lot of times, people are really scared to start pursuing a friendship because they're afraid that the other person won't feel the same way...but usually, that person wants to be friends, too, and are nervous to say something themselves! It's really nice that you want to be so upfront and direct with this girl about wanting to be friends with her, and it's really admirable. Just do your best and let your friendship blossom!

Good luck!
BriElle

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Hey there, I'm BriElle! I'm 19, and I'm great at giving advice to other teens! I want to use my experiences with friendships to help YOU with yours! I'm open to all questions about all types of friendship problems, from being left out, to feeling jealous, to trust issues, to peer pressure, and even to building your friendship with your boyfriend/girlfriend! So talk to me and help me to help you! :)

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I've experienced feelings of loneliness, jealousy, anger, and pressure with my friends. I've lost friends in the past, and I understand the troubles of maintaining a friendship. However, I know how to be confident and how to distinguish who my real friends are. I love giving advice to my friends about all of there problems!

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I'm currently a sophomore in college. I led several retreats in high school, so I understand how to cope with emotions. I also studied psychology for one year.

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