Our expert says:
Although you feel angry with your friends and it sounds as if you are growing apart from some of them, it would be a shame if you threw away friendships of 8 years all in one go. You may well regret this later as you look back at your last year of school and over the next few months you may find yourself feeling isolated and miserable because you have cut ties, and this wil certainly not help you focus on those looming matric exams!
What I wiould suggest is that although at times your friends may irritate you that you look for the good that most certainly still exists, rather than always taking something negative and deciding that that is evidence enough to end you long-standing relationships.
If when you get to college next year you find yourself developing new friendships and becoming more distant with old school friends this will tend to happen naturally. What many people find is that they keep one or two close friends from school days but develop new close relationships at varsity or college.
Do your best to locate the good - I promise you it is there even if it seems buried under a pile of irritation right now! Enjoy these last few months at school - remember, we can never go back and regrets are often more irritating than the original irritations!
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