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All too often here at Scarleteen, we see users dealing with tough stuff, a lot of the time without much of a support network. Going through a difficult time, or grappling with hard issues, is tough enough, but dealing with those things alone can be even trickier.

So...who do you turn to when you need some help? Friends or family? Teachers, school counsellors? Boyfriends or girlfriends? Your really cool therapist? Or all of the above?

Having one person to rely on in a tough situation is great, but more than one is even better. So who's in your support network?

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." -Arundhati Roy

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I'm reasonably close with my ex, he's really good for some things, but i think we still have a few unresolved issues, so things aren't always so peachy with us.

My boyfriend, always listens to me, and always trys to help and is immensely caring, and usually understanding, but he has alot of mental health issues and sometimes i dont like to burden him with what i think are trivial things, and also i cant discuss him with.. him.

Then my two best friends, L + J, who dont even really know one another, but with both we can tell each other anything.

I have a few other less close friends, and a few work friends which are good for having people completely removed from situations.

I'm not close to my parents, or my family really, unfortunately. I mean, when things are really bad they are there, but I can't talk to them about anything.

So.. thats my support network.

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