Help with Sadness


I just feel really sad a lot and am unhappy with my life. The reason I’m unhappy is because im going into 11th grade and want to start being a normal teenager and hang out with friends and have fun in the summer but instead im stuck with my mom and 6 yr old brother and 4yr old sister. It’s boring because theyre soo much younger than me and i can’t stand it. I don’t even know how to hang out with friends and all over the summer often. I do have a lot of friends but most of them live 15+ min away so its hard to make plans. I wish i had friends that i was close with that lived close to me and that i could hang out with like everyday. I get so jealous when i see people hanging out with their friends in the mall or even when im watching a movie or when people post pictures of all the fun they had hanging with their friends. I can’t stand it anymore.

Tags: asked July 10, 2014

3 Answers

Hang in there. I know it seems boring now and it did to me too when I was your age. If you find the sadness overwhelming then please tell your mom and have her maybe take you to talk to someone. I remember being 17 and just itching to be 18 and get started on all the exciting things in life. Enjoy the time you have at home because life has a way of knocking you around a little more than you might expect. Look for things you can get into and maybe express how you feel to your mom. I'm sure she'd do all that she could to give you time for fun.But remember this: Your mom is tired. She could probably use a hand around the house too. :)
If you really want to have some fun and enjoy yourself, you have to sacrifice a little. Nothing's going to come to you if you don't do anything about it. Gather up some of your closet friends, meet up with them and find a suitable activity. And sadly being bored every now then is something you have to live with as a teenager. :)
Try to see the good in your bro, sis, and mother. Surely they have good qualities. Be courageous and call your friends to hang out! Who knows you may have a great time. You seem so enthusiastic to hang out. I'm sure you're a lot of fun! I didn't have many friends in high school, but it gets better friend! God bless.