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Dear Teeka: Motivation

Dear Teeka: Motivation

December 16, 2019

Dear Teeka, How do you get yourself motivated to do homework? After I get home from a 7 hour schoo...

Dear Evie and Dee: Friend Jealousy

January 10, 2019

Dear Evie and Dee,   I get this thing where I get extremely friend jealous. I’ll see my best friend post pictures online of her and her other newer friends, and I get super self-conscious. I start to think they’re better friends than I am to her. Whenever we text I feel like she hates me, and I don’t know what...

Dear Evie and Dee: Keeping Secrets

December 10, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee, I'm hiding this secret from my family and I know if I told them that they would never accept me for who I truly am. It's difficult to keep living this lie and I feel guilty for never being honest. I'm not sure how to cope with it.   Sincerely, Lying to My Family     Dear...

Dear Evie and Dee: Family Issues

December 3, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee,   I'm having issues with life in general. I feel like everything and everyone is against me. My family is causing me issues mainly and I only feel better when I'm out with friends or they are not bothering me.   Sincerely, Alone and Afraid   Dear Alone and Afraid,   It...

Dear Evie and Dee: Saving Money for the Holidays

November 19, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee,   My friends are all getting excited for Christmas and are always talking about what they are going to get each other. I get really stressed around this time of year because I don't have a job so I can't pay for expensive gifts for my friends, and my parents won't give me money. I feel bad when ...

Dear Evie and Dee: Family and Grades

November 12, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee,   Thanksgiving is coming up, and I'm starting to feel really anxious. I have a big family, but I've never been very close to them. I'd honestly rather spend the holiday with my friends. Is it wrong to feel that way?   Sincerely, Thanksgiving Dilemma   Dear Thanksgiving Dilemma,   ...

Dear Evie and Dee: Shifting Friend Groups

November 5, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee,   I feel kind of stuck in a bad friend group right now. I don't share any of their beliefs and I don't really feel like I belong with them, but I'm too scared to branch out. I have other friends, but I'm a little too nervous to leave my current group because I've been friends with them for so lo...

Dear Evie and Dee: Making Friends and Make-up Work

October 29, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee,   I haven’t had anyone I can talk to and share my school day about so having someone to talk to soon would be awesome.   Sincerely, Lonely at Highlands   Dear Lonely at Highlands,   High school can be a very cliquey place and it can seem very hard to make new friends. Altho...

Dear Evie and Dee: Handling the Stress of School

October 22, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee,   School is so mentally and physically exhausting. It causes me much anxiety and only leads to my other mental health problems. I always have so much homework and I feel overwhelmed all of the time.   Sincerely, Overwhelmed Student   Dear Overwhelmed Student,   School can be ...

Dear Evie and Dee: Pressure, The ACT, and Procrastination

October 15, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee, At Highlands, the most frustrating thing is that everyone is always judging. I constantly feel like I’m being judged regardless of what is happening. The pressure is always to be perfect, which can be very frustrating and overwhelming at times. Sincerely,  Judged in FT    Dear Judged in FT, Unfortunately, ...

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