HI there! I just joined this forum and saw your post, I have a 16 year old son, turning 17 end of January. He has never had an issue with making friends before until we moved about 2 years ago and throughout this pandemic. He started a new high school and has really struggled connecting or finding other students who are open to meeting new peers. My son is a gentle giant, at 6'5" , the most empathetic, sweet kind, open young man, loves swimming, being outdoors, loves gaming too. Just started a new job, outside of school, its not that he isn't open to new friendships but for the first time in his life has experienced rejection in high school and has just not been able to connect with other students or kids who are just open to engaging in new friendships. He is on swim team, just started a new after school job this week, and really wants to connect with other people his age again, but just hasn't found other kids his age that he really connects with. We've tried other avenues but he just has really struggled to find other teens that are genuinely interested in having a friendship that means something. If you want to connect let me know.
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