My best friend has joined an activity group at school and now the only time I see him is in class or when he’s with that group that I don’t know and I have trouble making new friends because I’m bashful with people I don’t know and my friend doesn’t introduce me to them or try to include me in their activities.
Queenie, I miss hanging out with my friend. What can I do?—Lonesome
Common interests are often the basis for friendship. You could make an effort to join your friend’s activity group, or another group involved in an activity that interests you. The more you get involved in such interests, the less you will miss your friend – and you will make more friends.