Friendship Anxiety

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    Hello everyone. I need some wisdom and guidance on how to deal with my fear of losing my best friend. My close friend and I know each other for more than a year now. I still don’t know really why we became such great friends. When I first met her, her constant chatting drove me nuts. But I made an effort to befriend her thinking, at the time, that this will only lead to a work only friendship. Yet, after a few times seeing her, I started to feel weird about it. As if, we knew each for a long time. Even she commented on it. A couple of days ago, she even said that she told someone that I am her best friend. We have a lot of things in common except for religious and political differences. Now that we are close friends, I have been struggling with the fear that she will lose interest in our friendship. I did tell her my fear and she told me that friends leave her, she won’t leave them. While that was really reassuring, my fear while lessened is still there. How do I stop worrying?




    Hey Thomas,

    Sounds like the pressure of being someones “best friend” is getting to you. Nervousness and anxiety won’t make the relationship any better, it’ll just make it tense, awkward and feel like work. Friendships are meant to be easy going and fun, you don’t want your negativity to be what pushes her away. Take the pressure off being “best friends” by RELAXING and TRUSTING the fact that you both mean so much to each other. You know how much you care, and she has expressed the same to you. If you continue to be yourself while remaining honest and respectful, I’m sure that your friendship will continue to blossom. 🙂

    Best of luck!

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