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(August 29, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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The start of the school year usually means the start of many things, including friendships. Over the summer you might have made a few new friends at camp or a summer job, but nothing beats the school year for closeness. Youíre going to be with the rest of your classmates for the next nine months. You might as well play nice.

Hopefully you kept in touch with your school friends from last year. It can be hard over the summer, especially if everyone is traveling, working or doesnít have a way to get together and visit. Now though, youíre back together. Donít let those old friends stand in the way of making new ones. You never know, this might be the year you make the best friend youíll keep around the rest of your life.

If youíre setting out to make new friends this year, there are a few things to consider:

Your Attitude

The most important thing when trying to make new friends is your overall attitude. Nobody wants to hang out with someone who is grouchy or negative all the time. Be upbeat and positive. Smile and be friendly. If you make people feel comfortable around you, youíll be well on your way to finding a new BFF.

Your Friendsí Attitude

If youíre lucky enough to have a close crowd already, donít let that keep you from hanging out with new people. Unfortunately, even the closest friends grow apart sometimes. If your current friends are catty and rude to your newer friends, it might be time for you to do some growing of your own.

Your life will always be full of new people. You donít have to ditch your old friends to let new friends in your circle. If you realize that your current friends are standing in the way of getting to know other interesting people, take a step back and think about why that is. Are they jealous of losing your attention? Are they just plain rude? Are they really the kind of friends you want to have? Hopefully there is a simple answer and your circle of friends can keep on expanding.

Connections

To really become close friends, you need to connect. We all have plenty of people we are friendly with, but they are not the same kind of friend youíd take home and tell your secrets to. To make that close connection, you have to share. Itís always nice to have a common interest or hobby. That can be the start of a good conversation and help you get to know someone Ė that is unless a guy is your common interest.

But once you are starting to hang out together, open up. Talk about who you really are and your deeper thoughts and dreams. Hopefully your new friend will feel comfortable talking about her own innermost thoughts and soon youíll be closer than ever. Just remember to keep her secrets secret Ė it would be terrible to make a new friend only to completely betray her trust and lose your friendly reputation.


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magicgoth

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 3, 2007
IM IN YEAR NINE AND I STILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH MY FRIENDS THAT WENT TO A DIFFERENT SCHOOL.
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MysterioMan07

24/Male
Georgetown, FL
Posted On: September 21, 2007
well i necessary dont have friends here so if any one wants to be my friends great
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yoshie

21/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: September 13, 2007
Hey im just sayin! O and if ya wanna put it that way kid then i hate u to!
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JoJo2440

21/Female
Peoria, AZ
Posted On: September 7, 2007
Yoshi. that wasnt a story necessary for the whole entire Dollpalace to see. o__o
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Lia3220

23/Female
Japan
Posted On: September 3, 2007
I have two friends, but really they aren't that nice to me so I hope to find a Japan-loving, Anime friend at school this year!!!

Yeah!
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yoshie

21/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: August 31, 2007
all of my friends are cool and like sometimes nerds from my la class (i got into honors) will be like hi and ill just be lke ok cause i have no idea what thier name is they just try 2 talk to me cause i cool and like i put my feet in this basket under 1 girls chair and she was all like o can u do me a favor and stop that and i was like no so i kept doin it an then she stepped on my brand new k swiss so ya know how theres an opening in the desks i kickked her back then today she had the audacity to say hi 2 me but i just flat out ignored her then in la i kicked the side of her chair really hard and she said my name then stop it and i told her no and i smiled then i had 2 carry all my books leaving from class so i couldnt hold the door 4 myself and whaenever u go out a door u hold it 4 that person and just like push it well since i was behind her she just let the door slam in my face even though her hands were free shes so gonna get it 2 morow just watch and SEE!!!!!!!!!!!
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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: August 30, 2007
Activities...That's another thing to help make friends...I joined the band and half my friends are from the band...actually more than half lol
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Screamsx3

96/Female
Romania
Posted On: August 30, 2007
your friends don't always have to go to your school.
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blubbernugget1

21/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: August 30, 2007
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blubbernugget1

21/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: August 30, 2007
u r my sisters issie, puppy, panda, and cookie
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blubbernugget1

21/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: August 30, 2007
i only have 4 real true friends i've known 3 of them since like birth and i've known the other one for 3 yrs now i love them all like sisters
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Angel7733

22/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: August 30, 2007
omgsh there is NOONE like me at my school. i have bffs but they dont get me. they are NOTHING like me and i REALLY wish that i had a bff who i could hangout with who understood me and was like me and i could tell everything to and wed act and dress like s**ts together and not care and take heaps of photos... yeh.
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de1

107/Female
Stockton, CA
Posted On: August 30, 2007
Most of the people I know are aquaintances not real friends. I can count the true friends I have on one hand. These few are the one's I can say and tell anything and their always here for me no matter what!

The article was a good one!!!
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xJESSiCA

20/Female
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted On: August 29, 2007
I've been trying to make friends with this guy, and this article didn't do much. Honestly, it was things I already knew.

But I'll give you this: It was well written.

And if anyone wants to "advise" me on making friends with the guy, feel free to DM me. xD
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virtugirl333

23/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: August 29, 2007
I have a small circle of frends, but we do some prety randm things...
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