My hard of hearing teacher at school told me a kid I knew had a hearing loss…and turns out he’s my neighbor. I called his mom and she said it would be ok to meet him. She said to call back on a weekend, which I did but she didn’t call back. I didn’t realize my mistake until yesterday when I went over and saw how shy he was. His mom must have been hesitant because of that. I’m sorry, sometimes I don’t know any better. When I came in, his mom said “Julianne came to say ‘Hi’ to you. He took a while to come out of the other room, he looked at me very, very quickly, then he went into another room, so his mom was talking to me and saying he’s shy around new people and girls. I didn’t realize he went to his room. Did I make him uncomfortable? Or did he just not like me? I’m trying not to take it personally, but he could have been giving off that impression. I don’t want to give up on him but I’m not sure. I used to run away when people wanted to meet me too. I want to be able to let him know it’s okay and I’m not going to judge him or hurt him, and that I can relate to him. I would be the really good friend (not girlfriend) but friend who would even hold his hand if it makes him less nervous. Advice please? I don’t want to mess this up, I just want to possibly make a friend like me. He’s a freshman, by the way, if that matters. Am I trying too hard by not giving up on him? I know I was so grateful when my friends didn’t give up on me. Thank you so much for listening!
|March 29, 2015 at 19:46|
You’re definitely not trying too hard! I will tell you to give it time, those beautiful flowers don’t grow and bloom overnight! I will tell you the greatest secret to most guys: THEY LOVE FOOD (I mean, who doesn’t?). Maybe take him cookies with a note saying how you’re glad he goes to your school and you can’t wait to get to know him better as a friend! I know you are very excited to make a new friend but just be calm and don’t stress! You know how kind you are, but he doesn’t! He might even be worried that he’ll sound stupid in front of you! Remember, he is a freshman, and I know that at that age I was a huge mess of stress and anxiety. Don’t give up, but take it slow! I hope it turns out well! (:
|March 29, 2015 at 22:21|
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