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My daughter is 16 and an only child. She has struggled with friends for years. She had a different group of friends every year. She has guy friends, but no girlfriends. This really bothers me and continues to bother me as she has no-one to turn to when the going gets tough and she turns to me. It saddens me that she is having such a difficult time in school, but she tells me she is fine. She had a boyfriend and life was good as there was no drama. He left her for another girl. Then another boy comes along and they hung out and that boy told her he was ridiculed for being with her. She later finds out it was girls ridiculing him and he said he didn't like her past and her previous relationships. There is always some kind of drama with her. She is very mellow and stays by herself. She told me she is considered a low key kid and she hangs out by herself at lunch or sometimes she will hang out with her guy friends. It makes me so upset that she has no friends and hangs out by herself. Should I be concerned about this? She does an outside activity and she gets along fine with everyone there. She tells me she has three lives, school life, home life, and cheer life. She tells me she doesn't want to share her home and cheer life with school because she doesn't want to be judged and she doesn't want to let people in. She has a trust issue because she has been burned so bad in the past. My question is should I be concerned she doesn't have any close friends? Should I worry about her not having friends? She does talk to kids at school but she doesn't care to text, call, or socialize outside of school with any girl friends.