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Building friendships can take time and you might not always have the same friends throughout your life.
Because your mates are so important to you, they can influence what you think, how you feel and what you do. Always remember that what you believe in is really important and you shouldn't feel under pressure to do things just because your mates are doing them. You can always chat with someone at Childline for free.
Being attracted to someone is normal and natural but with all those feelings involved, things can get really complicated!
It can take a lot of courage to ask someone out but if you don't try, you'll never know if they like you too. If they say no, at least you know where you stand - and you never know, they might say yes!
If you're in a relationship, you should never feel forced or pressured to do something you don't want to do. If you're old enough and you do decide to take your relationship further, make sure you both know the facts about sexual health and contraception.