1. Cite to yourself the bad habits that these friends have and the effect their behavior has on you. Your decision is to get away from their behavior. Don’t judge the people, judge the behavior and the effect it has on your life. Sometimes, even though you may think that you can, it is not possible for you alone to change the bad influence of your friend’s behavior. It can occasionally be best for you to break ties with them before their attributes rub off on you.
2. Practice beforehand how to confront your friends. It is hard to confront people and say that you don’t want to be with them because that might cause instant enemies. Practice some ways you can let them know that you have other things to do, without saying they are wrong or bad. It’s easier to substitute a positive behavior than think about not doing a bad behavior.
3. Ask help from your parents. You can also use your parents as an excuse even if you don’t want to let them know about your (former) friend’s behavior. Just say you aren’t allowed to do what they are asking of you.
4. If you are hurt or depressed because your old ‘friends’ have mistreated you, you can talk to a TRUE AND CARING FRIEND that you have. You know who they are. They are simply the ones who don’t let you do bad things. They are also the ones who are always there for you. Especially on hard times.
5. Make new friends. Know the type of friends you want to meet. Make a list if you like. Have faith in yourself. There are caring friends out there. Just look around you.
- If you are still a student, try concentrating on your studies first.
- Give yourself a chance to hang-out with your family.
- Take up a hobby that you will surely love.
- If these nasty people keep on bothering you, ask for help from the people whom you think can protect you.
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