How to deal with feeling fat? I've recently been feeling like I've gained weight, even though it's maybe only been a few pounds in a few years which is natural at this age. My jeans had to be bought from a size 8 to a size 10 but I don't know if that's me being silly. A size 8 fits but i was worried id got fat so bought a 10. my weight is low for my age but i just cant help feeling so insecure that I've gotten heavy and ugly and chubby and...it's really getting me down.
Hi Josie! Thanks for contacting us here at TWE. Many teenagers go through periods where they have low self esteem and body confidence, and it can be very difficult to deal with. As you've said, it's natural to put on a few pounds as you grow and get older, and fitting into a size 10 is nothing to be worried about!
I think it may be worth talking to somebody you trust, such as a family member or friend about the way you're feeling. They may be able to reassure you and help you see from a different perspective. You may also want to try writing down a list of all the things you like about your body, it should help you to feel more body confident!
I would also encourage you to speak to a professional like your doctor. You said that your weight is low for your age, so I would imagine that this is a psychological issue where you're seeing your body as something it isn't! I think it may be beneficial to speak to a professional and see if they can help, they may be able to refer you to counselling or something similar. Good luck!
- Emmy x
i waited over a year to get help for my mh and i finally got a diagnosis today. i thought id be happy because id be able to see a therapist and start to figure out how to deal with what i was feeling, and i hoped people would take it seriously with a label, but now i just feel sad and confused. tips on getting a mental health diagnosis? how to tell people?
Thanks for contacting us. From personal experience I know getting a diagnosis is a touchy subject to talk about with your friends and family.
Seeing a therapist is different for everyone. Understanding your mental health and diagnosis is so important though. The best way you can go about this is through your GP to then discuss how it will effect you daily etc and then tell people you're comfortable with knowing.
Please don't feel sad! Confusion is completely natural and its a very different experience when you're finally diagnosed. Your mental health does not define you in any way. Remember we always have a member online on any of our social media platforms if you need further advice or help from us during this process.
I hope you start to feel better about this.
~ Abi x
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I think I’m pregnant. Due to my personal circumstances I cannot have a child but I don’t know what to do. I intended to have an abortion but that is so frowned upon and I’m scared it is being selfish (I suppose it could be?). I wouldn’t normally ask on such a public forum but I’ve spent weeks on Google which is filled with mixed answers, I can’t turn to family or friends because they’ll either judge me, get mad or tell me I have no option but to keep it. I don’t know what to do and I’m petrified.
Before making any definitive decisions, it's important to find out 100% whether or not you're pregnant. If you cannot afford a test, you can speak to the nurse at your college (if that is the circumstance you are in) or your doctor. Equally, you can find tests for super cheap at Poundland or the dollar store depending on where you are.
If you find out you are pregnant, only you can decide what happens, when it happens and how. If you are 100% certain you are not going to go through with birth etc, you can talk to your doctor about the abortion. I personally don't believe it would be selfish and as its your body and your choice but if you're struggling with guilt or doubt it can be overcome by talking to pro-choice groups or one of the counsellors offered pre/post the abortion process. The process itself is safe and generally quite simple and sometimes researching on the internet can lead to results that say otherwise. However, before it happens the doctor/nurse will talk through the process 100% and you have the choice to back out at anytime if you cannot do it. It's about deciding what you think is best and again, no one in your family should try to influence your decision as it is entirely up to you. Abortions are a very common thing in modern society and no one at the clinic will judge you or frown upon you. The most important person is you and you should put yourself before anything else in this situation.
All the best,
I want to know how to get ready to come out to close friends.
Hi Ellie! Thanks for getting in touch with us here at TWE!
I came out to my friends and family about a year or so ago and I understand how scary it can be and how hard it is to prepare, my main advice would just be to make sure you’re definitely ready, make sure you aren’t in any danger by coming out, for example if the person you are telling is homophobic you may be at a greater risk, plan how you want to come out (there are a few articles on this on the website) and make sure you can answer any questions people may ask you. I hope this helped you!
The thing I love more than anything else in the world is writing but I fear that I am not good at it. I may just be doubting myself but I need some writing tips.
Hi Destiny! Thank you for contacting TWE.
I used to write very often, so I know what it feels like to doubt your work. Here are some tips that helped me better my work and stop doubting myself:
-Remember everything takes time, and practice. You cannot better yourself without practicing and trying to better yourself. Maybe read through old work and see how it can be improved.
-Other people could read through your work. You could gather several opinions and criticisms, which you can then use to improve. While it may feel intimidating to be criticized, you could use friends or family.
-Try to work on your self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as your work itself. It is likely that we doubt ourselves due to us having low confidence.
So many things in my life are changing and all these changes have led to my grades dropping. I hate change and I feel like things are getting out of control. What do I do?
Hi Riley! Thank you for contacting TWE.
I understand that change can bring many negative feelings. I hate it when things in my life change, so I know exactly what it feels like. Your grades right now should be the priority, however. While having a lot of change take place around you can be intimidating, focus on the more important things happening, such as studying and improving your grades.
If possible, try to focus on your grades around the changes. While change can take a lot of time out your day, you need to try and find time spare to look after yourself and study. School and your grades are really important, so they need to be your main focus.
For me, I found that studying and doing work actually helped me cope better with the changes happening around me. When the changes were taking place, I was able to take myself out of the situation and focus on other things in my life.
We do have articles on our website relating to education, studying and change so you may benefit from reading those!
I have this guy who I like a lot. I have had lots of crushes before but I have never liked a guy this much before. This guy is really sweet and hates drama. It is really easy for him to make me laugh and smile. He gives the most amazing hugs but anyway there is a girl who used to be my best friend but she is trying to date this guy just because I like him and she wants revenge on me for something I didn't do. I asked this my crush to homecoming and he said no because he didn't want to make anyone mad and he didn't want to get in this middle of this drama. I don't know if that means he doesn't like me or he just didn't want to get involved in drama. How do I get him to like me if he doesn't?
Thank you for contacting TWE.
This boy you like sounds lovely, however it is important to understand that you cannot force him to love you.
It is understandable for him not to want to get in between you two, and it is important for you to understand his reason too. While he is lovely, you can't force him to get involved.
Maybe get to know him better, and let him get to know you. This will help you two be able to bond more, and feelings may grow through this! Anything is possible.
I'm moving out of the family home for university in September. I'm supposed to be happy and excited to start a new life for myself, but instead I'm overwhelmed with guilt and sadness. I know my mum didn't want me to leave home so I feely guilty and like I've left her behind. I also can't help but walk around my house thinking about how it won't be my house in a few weeks, and how my room won't be mine or how I'll have to leave so much behind. It just makes me sad, I know it's an important and exciting step into adulthood, but I also feel sad I'm leaving my home and can't shake it. I do want to leave home, my home life isn't fantastic right now and I keep coming over in waves of excitement as well, but the lows are very low. I really want to be going out and buying furniture for my new place and getting excited instead of being sad.
I know how you feel, moving out is such a big step and it can not only be scary, but it can often be sad. You do get this feeling of loss and often nostalgia as you remember what was and see how things will be different. You will not only miss the people you are leaving behind, but miss the moments and the materialistic things that make it home.
I moved out when I was eighteen, nearly two years ago, and at first it was hard. Hard to find the comfort and feeling of home that you long for, even hard to feel excited about choosing new furniture and designing your new rooms! It does come though.
You might feel homesick for a while, but you will settle into your new life and your new surroundings and it will become your home.
I suggest that you take your own pillows and blankets which you may already be taking, and maybe a teddy bear or any other comfort item that you can. Take a photo album or a box of things that remind you of home, but make sure that those items are conducive to you becoming happy and are not hindering your mental health.
In the end, and as hard as it may be, you just have to pick up and move. It's a huge and intimidating step, but most people do grow out of their childhood homes and it becomes time to make a new one. It's a big step, it's massive, but it isn't impossible and you aren't alone at all. There will be nearly everyone else at your uni that will have moved out of their family homes too, and some of them will be relieved about it, and there will be others like you that are struggling with the change.
Creating a new home, and new memories, is incredibly worth it. You will be so busy with your life and your study that your new home will become a safe space for you just as it should be.
I know it's hard, but taking responsibility for your life and accommodation is exciting, and you will eventually find it liberating. You might even find that going back home for holidays may be bittersweet, as the feeling of relief at being back is matched with the homesickness for your new home.
And I am assuming that your family will be there for you to Skype and call when you need them, they might even be able to send you care packages!
I am proud of you for getting into uni and for taking this step, and it will be worth it! You should be proud of yourself too, and I promise that moving out really can be freeing and ultimately be something worth getting excited over.
Good luck sweetheart!
Hi! It's probably going to be very long, I'm so sorry about that, I just really don't know who to talk to right now...
So I am bisexual and I've been in a 'relationship' with a girl for four months now - it is my first relationship. The reason I put quotation marks here is because she's not out to her family yet, so her parents don't know about us. She is also really shy and never acts like a girlfriend when we see each other. Like, she avoids contact, and I once asked if I could kiss her and she panicked and said no. Long story short, it doesn't feel like a relationship to me. I mean I do have a lot of affection for her, but I really feel like loosing my time here, like if we weren't together.
Meanwhile, a good friend of mine - a boy this time - recently made me understand that he loved me. I never felt that way about him, but now that I think about it, I'm confused about my feelings for him. We saw each other yesterday with our families and he said he'd kissed three girls during the summer. It made me a little angry because he apparently still talks with one of them like lovers, but he still asked me out? However, I probably don't have the right to be annoyed, after all I friendzoned him...
So the thing is, I don't know what to do now. I am not sure about my feelings for my girlfriend anymore. I understand how hard it is for her to come out and be more demonstrative, but I'm tired of hiding. At first I thought I would wait, of course, but then everything happened with my friend... I don't know if I should forget about him - I don't know if he's just playing with girls after what he said? I don't want to loose what I have with my girlfriend for it to be just a one night stand - and stay with my girlfriend even thought our relationship doesn't feel like one, or if I should break up with her and try to go out with my friend? Even knowing that would hurt my girlfriend if I break up with her? I now it's not the end of the world, it is just some teenager love after all, but I feel very lost and I don't want to hurt them - or myself.
Once again, I am so sorry for the rant. I don't expect a divine answer, of course, but I really need another point of view and some advice...
Hi Joanna, thank you for contacting TWE.
It sounds like you really love your girlfriend, so could you have a talk with her about having more contact, e.g. kissing and holding hands, when her family isn't around. This way it would make her understand that having contact is important for you. Having this talk with her may also prevent the loss of feelings, as you will be able to talk about it as a couple.
If she still has a problem with this, she needs to understand why it is an issue for you.
I also think having a discussion with the other boy could be beneficial. Make him aware of the issue between the other girls, as it is important for you. You may not like him romantically, but if anything were to happen in the future you would need to know the situation regarding other girls in his life.
So for a year now me and this boy have been like best friends and talk about feelings all the time. The thing though I feel like I might be falling for him but like when we started being friends he told me he wanted to be friends. I have no clue what to do I don’t want to hurt our relationship....
Hi Angel! Thank you for getting in touch with us at TWE ♡
It's important for you to understand your feelings first of all. Acknowledge you may have feelings for him, and work out whether or not you do for certain. You don't want to talk to him about it if you aren't sure!
If you realise you do like him, talk to him! open up about your feelings but ensure they're aware that you acknowledge they may not feel the same. Tell him how you feel, and make sure he knows there is no pressure on him to feel the same way.
Also make him remember you do not want this to tarnish your friendship and would appreciate it if you could remain friends.
Best of luck!♡
I'm taking a friend to a event soon but I feel like they're using me to attend the event.
we never see each other becuase they're always pre occupied with something else and always lying about wanting to see me.
i love them so much but I feel like they don't like me as much.
can i please get some help
Hi Elliot! Thanks for contacting us. It can be hard when we think our friends are lying to us, and if you think you're being used by them, it's understandable that you feel upset by it. Sometimes friends can get busy and struggle to see each other, I've sometimes gone quite a long time without seeing my friends, is it possible your friend may also be busy and struggling to find the time do things? If you feel like your friend isn't making time for you or lying, I think it may be best to talk to them about it, as tough as that may sound. Ups and downs are a part of friendships, and you deserve to be able to talk about how you're feeling. You may find they completely settle your worries and there's a reason why they've been unable to see you as much, or you may feel like what they've said has confirmed what you originally thought about the event and you can look into taking somebody else, as you don't need to be friends with people who use you! Whatever the outcome, I hope you have fun at your event! Good luck X
i'm doing so bad mentally and i have no clue what to do anymore...
i'm getting such bad intrusive thoughts and its starting to ruin me and my relationship as well. I've been distancing myself more and its hurting other people. i've become blunt and arguing more with people. i keep finding myself thinking what if about situations where id end up dying.
i'm trying my hardest to keep positive and okay and happy but it just isn't happening and its so difficult. i'm getting so frustrated with myself because of how bad i'm getting after having good mental health for so long.
Have you thought about potentially speaking to a therapist / counsellor of any kind? I completely understand where you're coming from. Distancing yourself from people probably isn't the wisest decision to make, as it won't make anything better. The way I got through a similar situation is I told a certain amount of people how I was feeling, and asked them if they could help me in little ways to take my mind off my thoughts.
I completely understand the bluntness thing you're talking about too. Its difficult to speak to people when they don't know your situation, so I think you should try speaking to a select amount of friends and see how you go.
hopefully those thoughts of "What if" will ease and make sure you're surrounding yourself with people you really trust. I hope you're able to get through this soon. Don't forget we are always available for a chat at TWE on any of our social media accounts.
I am sad all the time. I have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD. I thought I was better, but I am just so sad and tired all the time now. And just being in the car in some streets is giving me panic attacks and PTSD episodes. I don't want to go back to therapy because I don't want my family to worry about me again. Is there something else that I can do?
Hiya, thanks so much for contacting us. Mental health is really important, and unfortunately a lot of people suffer from mental health issues, so you're not alone in how you're feeling. I'm sorry to hear certain situations are making you panic, I think you're doing the right thing to try to get some help. If you really don't want to go to therapy again, I'd suggest perhaps talking to your doctor to see if there's any other methods they can suggest, some services offer online counselling and other tools to help people, your doctor may also be able to suggest support groups, which is something you could also look into. Some people also find exercise or hobbies help them to feel better, if this is something you're comfortable doing.
I do think therapy would be a good route to go down, however I can understand it's scary when you think it's going to make your family worry. Your family care about you, they'll want you to get access to the best help possible, and I'm sure they would really want you to do what you think will help you. I'd really encourage you to reconsider and/or talk to your family about this, as you need to do what's going to be best for you. If you don't feel comfortable telling your family but still want therapy, most services are confidential so won't tell your parents anything, or that you've even contacted them. Good luck! - Emmy
Hey Teens with experience
My sexuality has been something I have struggled with for 4 years. I never thought about it, I always assumed I was straight (the default right?) until a girl I was talking to in class asked me what my sexuality was, I new she was Bi and I hesitated. I answered with "I never thought about it". This has haunted me since, why did I hesitate?
Since then I kinda repressed it until recently when I watched something that made all my questioning resurfaced. I wouldn't care except it's affecting my everyday life. I have never been sexually attracted to anyone so I thought I was maybe asexual? But I can imagine myself being romantic and sexual with people of any gender? Nothing repulses me and I don't know if this is because I'm not bothered by the LGBT+ community, or because I have a very strong imagination?
I just really want to learn who I am, I feel like part of myself is missing, I feel like I don't know myself.
Hi Laila, thanks so much for contacting us here at TWE! Sexuality can be a difficult thing to navigate, and questioning it is something many young people experience at some point. Being a teenager is the time when people become aware of their romantic interest, and also start to experiment a bit for some, so it's totally natural for you to be beginning to think about your sexuality.
However, if thinking about your sexuality is becoming an issue for you, it's a great think you've reached out for help. Although I can fully understand that not being able to identify yourself with a particular group or label such as bi, asexual, gay, etc.. can be difficult and leave you feeling lost, many people actually go through life without calling themselves anything, and focus on what they like without worrying about what to call themselves. Your sexuality is a big part of you, so if you're trying to work out what it is you like, perhaps try to focus more on exactly that, knowing what you do and don't like, instead of trying to work out what term you fit under. Also, you may not know for a while now exactly what you like, and that's also okay! Don't rush into anything, just make sure that whatever happens, you're comfortable and happy with it, it doesn't matter who it is (or isn't) with, and who knows, perhaps along the way you'll work out how you'd like to identify. For now though, just know that lots of young people go through your situation, and it's completely okay to not know who you are just yet, just try to focus on whatever makes you happy!
All the best - Emmy
Hi, so since it's pride month and I'm genderfluid, I want to come out to my mum on genderfluid pride day (16th of June) but I'm not sure what to say or how to explain it since she isn't very aware of all of the gender identities and their definitions, what should I do?
Hi Tegan! It may be worth explaining to your mum what it means to be genderfluid, because then she has a full understanding of what you’re trying to tell her you are. Possibly plan a little bit of what you want to say to her, but don’t over think it - this will probably make you a lot more nervous as you’re trying to remember all these things you want to explain to her. Try and treat it as a relatively normal conversation; sit her down and just say that you need to talk to her about something. That’s a good way of showing her that it’s important to you. Then maybe explain that you’re genderfluid, and then define what that means, and just see where the conversation takes you. Good luck, I hope it all goes well! - Tasha x
I recently got taken out of school to be homeschooled because of my bad anxiety and a traumatic experience that I had at school but now I won’t be able to do my GCSE’s because it’s too expensive to take them out of school and I’m really worried that I won’t have a good future. I really don’t know what to do :(
Hi Eve, thanks for contacting us. There are alternatives to GCSEs, such as apprenticeship schemes which will take you below GCSE level and train you up for the sort of job you want, or BTECs if that would be more affordable. Job experience is also really good, if you can get any of that! You may also be able to look into colleges which offer GCSE retakes, they may be willing to take you on if that's something you'd feel comfortable doing. You could also look into things like counselling which may enable you to feel more comfortable and confident applying to a different school later on. Besides that, have you or your family spoken about the possibility of only taking a few GCSEs, such as Maths, English, and perhaps Science? This may be more affordable, or it may be worth looking into if your parents could get any extra financial help to aid this. Not having qualifications isn't the end of the road, there are other options, such as apprenticeships which I mentioned above, which still offer success. - Emmy
I think I may have depression but my parents and none of my friends will believe me and just think I want attention. How do I know for sure if I have it. Samantha
Hi Samantha! Thanks for getting in touch with us. If you think you have depression, the best thing to do would be to go to see your doctor. A medical professional is the only person who can diagnose you, and if they find you do have depression, there are lots of things they can suggest to help you, such as counselling, which is completely confidential if you don't want to tell anyone. I hope if you do decide to tell your friends or family, that they are nice, perhaps if you were comfortable you could bring them to a second doctors appointment if they do find you have depression? That way the doctor could speak to them about it. Good luck! - Emmy
How do I make myself start to listen to others and talk less about myself. I don't even know I am doing it but lately my friends have been telling me I do all of the time. - Lucy
Hi Lucy, it's natural for people to want to talk about experiences they've had or to share fun things about themselves, but if you and your friends are noticing that tends to take up a lot of your conversations, it's really mature that you're trying to resolve that. I think the best way to do this is to make sure you ask your friends about themselves, and if they're telling a story, make sure they're finished before you start to talk about something else that happened to you. It might feel a bit forced or unusual at first, but after a while you should get used to it. Good luck! - Emmy
My great grandmother passed away 2 years ago and I am so depressed over it. Everytime I think of her I cry and it hurts to think of any of the memories. My family refuses to even talk about her and I don’t know what to do.
Hey There Luke!!
It’s normal to feel the grief even so long after the passing of a loved one. They often say that the later years can even be worse as numbness and shock wear off. My advice, mainly from Experience, is to talk about her in the best possible light. With friends or a grief counsellor if your family won’t. Writing letters to her will also be a great relief and outlet to this pain. Tell her what you wish you could, thoughts and feelings and all of those things. And remember it’s okay to cry!! It’s a horrible thing to lose someone you love, and you’re allowed to be upset. And to still be hurting. You’re strong, even when you don’t feel it. - Rae
I think that I need help for my mental health but I don't want to go with my parents/them finding out. How do I go to the doctors then?
Hi Poppy, thanks for getting in touch.
It’s completely understandable where you’re coming from and I’ve been in your shoes before. Depending on your age, certain GP Practices allow you to get an appointment without parental guidance. I know that some practices allow 15+ year olds to make appointments independently.
However, having been in your shoes I think that telling your parents may be a viable option. I thought that my parents wouldn’t understand or would judge me, however after telling my parents I wish I told them sooner (believe me they’re not the most easy parents). Especially if you’re 14 and under, as sometimes the independence makes you feel stronger but when it comes to mental health the thing you’ll need is support as mental health waiting lists can be extensive.
Meaning of life?
This is a really tough one, but as somebody who has gone through this same dilemma, I totally relate to how you're feeling. I had an existential crises a few years ago, all I thought about was the meaning of life and what I was doing, and after a while I came to a conclusion I was happy with. To me, the meaning of life is to be happy and enjoy what time we have on this planet. No matter what you do with your life, the most important thing (to me anyway) is to make sure it makes you happy. This thought process has made me more able to make important decisions and overall has made me happier with my life. Of course, the meaning of life can be something different to everyone. You may read this and think "I don't agree with this!" That's totally fine, perhaps the meaning of life for you is to get a great job, be a nice person, have family around you, etc.., and eventually your search for the meaning of life will end and you'll be content. An existential crises can be really tough, but you'll pull through! Emmy x
This guy and I were really close. We did everything together. We walked to classes together, ate lunch together and talked all of the time. We used to be best friends. Now suddenly he has started calling me a drama queen even though I never said anything to him that was mean or started drama. When he isn't calling me drama queen or telling me I emotionally eat myself he ignores me. It hurts so much and I just really want him back but he won't listen to anything I say. What do I do?
If he was previously your best friend then try confronting him about his recently out-of-character behaviour. If there's even the smallest part of him that is still the person you knew, then he will listen. If he continues to be a toxic influence in your life then it might be worth distancing yourself from him. It is the hardest thing to do, but as time passes it will get easier.
Keep your head up!
So one of my friends found out about my self Harm (she saw my wrists) and she was quite supportive but she then pressured me to tell another friend who then told two more of my friends and none of them have told anyone else yet. The first person, like a month after she found out she came to me and said that she’s been cutting for the passed two days so when I asked why she said I’m extremely depressed and then laughed and then the friend that told everyone cane to me and said that she self harms because she thinks that her girlfriend is “extremely depressed ” because of her. But nowwww the second girl is blackmailing me she says things like if you don’t let me [punch,kick etc..] you then I’ll tell everyone and she said if I tell anyone about her blackmailing me then not only will she tell everyone she’ll film me (doing something like getting changed for pe or going to the toilet) and posting it online I really don’t know what to do and I can’t even tell the school because they’ll talk to her and she’ll know it was me. Please help! Sorry for this long message....she constantly beats me up people keep thinking my parents abuse me and then say I’m attention seeking and it’s getting wayyyy out of hand please help... thank you ~ Corey
Hello, first of all I’m really sorry to hear of your situation. This must be really difficult for you and I want to start by saying how brave it is that you’ve come somewhere for advice. To start, it was unfair if your friend to pressure you into telling more people, self harm is a very personal struggle and it was really brave of you to come forward and tell someone about it. The girl who is blackmailing you doesn’t sound like much of a friend, and although it seems like a scary thing to do, I think telling an adult is the best step forward here. What she’s doing is not okay, threatening and physically harming you are very wrong and if the school find out, they may be able to take steps to stop this, such as excluding her or ensuring she’s not in any lessons you’re in. You may want to tell a parent/carer first, as they may also be able to help and offer emotional support. I’m also wondering if your friends know about this? Would they be able to stay around you so she doesn’t have a chance be mean? I hope this clears up for you soon, nobody should have to feel this way. Emmy x
How to not care about what other people think about me?
Hi Afia, thank you for getting in touch.
This is something I completely understand and I thought about it for years. Throughout my teenage years I have watched other people live care free and I was so jealous. What I’ve taught myself is that nobody’s opinion matters but my own. If I like it, I’ll do it. If I don’t, I won’t. Its a journey I had with myself that has taken until the age of 17 to conquer and I think I’m getting there. To not care about others opinions is to have an outlook on the world that is surrounding yourself. Again, only care about what you think and if people try to tell you otherwise or disagree with you, you can either take it into account constructively or disregard it. It’s easier said than done, but the more you practice and the more you tell yourself positive things the easier it is to achieve. - Courtney xx
How can I deal with stress?
Stress can be a difficult emotion to cope with, it can leave us feeling upset, angry, and unsure of what to do. A really good way to deal with stress is to distract yourself, whether that be watching a film you love, listening to music, going out with friends/family, etc.., they can all help you to take your mind off things. Sometimes it's also good to get it out, and some people have different ways of doing that. Some people like to talk to people, it can help them express their emotions and get support back, others like a more physical way of getting it out, such as exercise. If you're finding yourself stressed for a long period of time, you may also want to look into counselling as a way to relieve stress and get help with dealing with it. Emmy x
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