I am feeling: Sad
What happened to make me feel like this?
I am not part of the group of friends I want to be part of
Why is I am not part of the group of friends I want to be part of making me feel sad?
I might not be liked by those I like and want to be liked by
I am feeling sad because I might not be liked by those I like and want to be liked by
The reasons why I feel this way:
they stop talking when I approach, they don’t include me in their games, they don’t pick me to be on their teams
The reasons other people give to tell me my thinking may be wrong:
Sometimes one or two people do include me and do talk to me
What other things are going on that might make this situation seem worse:
Many of that group are on the same sport team so spend more time together, I sometimes feel shy in joining in activities in case they tell me to go away
What are all the different things that might happen – good, bad and most likely:
Good – they include me in the group and I find out they do like me.
Bad: They don’t want to play with me or include me – they don’t like me.
Most Likely: Nothing changes unless I do something
What would I tell a friend who felt this way:
I would tell them to invite one or two of the kids over for a play and get to know them better and have fun