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.
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