Have you got a bestie you can lean on?

Mine's always got my back

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Hi! My name is Amina, and I have two best friends Mariam and Halima. They are simply the best ever.

Hanging out with them on weekends is like our culture especially on Saturdays when we get to watch movies at my aunt’s house.

It was during one of those Saturdays an incident happened.

That Saturday, my besties and I were on our way to my aunt’s house as usual to watch her big TV. Halima asked us to go on without her as she had to quickly pay the salon lady on our street.

We had barely walked far when we heard Halima screaming my name. We turned and saw her running towards us with a shocking look. When she finally got close to us she whispered “Amina, look you are bleeding!”

Then she pointed to the bottom half of my body, and I noticed a huge red spot on my dress. I had started my period!

I wanted the ground to swallow me.

I wondered how long I had been walking with that huge red spot on my dress. I wanted to cry, but my besties reassured me that if anyone else had seen me, they would’ve pointed or said something. After all, we lived in a small town where everyone knows everyone.

“People are too busy to look at your dress Amina! Plus, it’s natural and no one should judge you”, said Mariam. Halima gave me a scarf to tie around my waist and hide my soiled dress. Then, she went to a store to buy me pads.

While we waited for Halima to return Mariam told me a big secret. She had started her period 6 months ago. She told me that she was very scared at first but her sister taught her that periods are normal and she didn't need to be ashamed.

I am grateful for my friends. I can’t imagine if they were not with me when this happened.

When Halima returned with the pads she said to me "Amina, this is a natural part of being a girl. Don’t worry, you’ll be ok.”

And she’s right – I am!

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Odionmary176

Wow ! you're very lucky to have such amazing friends.

Aug. 30, 2022, 2:54 p.m.

Wow captivating,i love dis story!!!

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

For starters i do not have any bestie of any sort to lean on, as I'm called weird and strange which I honsetly do not care about. My first period was a major disaster as I had to deal with it for 28 whole days non-stop, heavy flow. I would cry out in pain for help whenever it came, for days I had a very unstable temperature and constantly vomited. I was 12 years old as at the time I started menstruating. Well that's my story.

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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hi Mimi-Elena am sorry you went through on this I can be your online bestie which you can lean on even if we are not close but remember this I will always be your friend no matter what if you are facing any difficult time you can also count on me is that not what besties are for?(online besties)nice to mate you am jbaby005-

it's a good story.me i have 2 great besties who always stand with me both in good and bad times.

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Hi! My name is Grachi, I have a best friend name Annie. I love her so much, she's always there for me,we gist and play together. We attend the same computer training, she's a year older than me. We were at the computer training and I never knew my dress was stained, unknowingly some people saw it but they didn't know how to tell me.Annie saw it and quickly gave me her jacket and she ran out to get me a pad, I was mock by some girls, then a boy came to talk sense into those girls and they all apologise. The boy stayed with me until Annie returns with the pad, I was escorted by Annie to the toilet to use the pad. When I came out, I saw the boy and I thanked him. I gave Annie a hug and I told her I love her so much.

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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hi grachi that so nice of your friend she did the right thing and that boy is also nice you are lucky to have friends like them.

That's a good friend, a friend indeed

I guess you got good point people around u am so amazed by the way the boy did. he is really nice

hi I'm alienor, I need a bestie but it seems difficult to get a good one

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Continue looking 4 a mr/mrs perfect ok.......

Can i be ur bestie

Hi am new here. Big sis what can I do to have a boy as my best friend because I prefer boy to girl

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Ah u are looking 4 a boyfriend that's interested, i also prefer boys than girls

How old re u?

I really need a female bestie

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hi Good morning prince how was ur night and did u sleep tight.

Hi Good morning prince how was ur night and did u sleep well

Ya cutie tnx for ur concern..

plz how old re u?

for me my sis is my bestie but We fight often so i need a frnd and not someone who would fight with me all day.My sister knows all my secret and I will always love her even if we fight almost everyday.

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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hi cutie. I don't even have a elder sister to talk with. I only open my secret to my bestie and springster

Hi friends am new here

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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hi Yet.

Am 12, i have not seen my period am worried.

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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people start there period at different time for example I started 9years old

I have a best friend who has a boyfriend, but they are having crisis In their relationship, should I advice her to leave the relationship?

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

i need a male and female bestie

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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letz chat on facebook

Princess how are u. I will be interested to be ur friend. I am from umuahia abia state

fine ,I will be happy for u being my friend AW r u too

which social media can we met I live in Ibadan

princess and Rolex i think u are taking a step off the rules. do not sent contacts, address and email. i think that should be a ⚠ warnin

am sorry about that

am basil am from anambra state it will be nice if we be friends. meet me at Facebook Don basil chigozie. thanks.

hlo guys,am racheal,am new in dis group... pple do tell me dat am a bored type cus i dnt make frnds,i tried luking 4 1 buh dey re nt my choice of person

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Hello

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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hola

whatsAPP

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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hi spizy.

i dnt really remember it cos it was nt too much of a fuss... This may be bacause i have an elder sister who started before me or from stories and others....

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Thanks for welcoming me jbaby 005

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Thanks for your advise joy,

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Hi springster and Big sis,Happy new month and happy independent day may God continue to favour and bless us.someone say a Big Amen and be blessed.AMEN!!!!!! 1.Nigeria sef,How can two policemen be sharing one gun.I hail oo 2.I pay 80k to sleep at silverbed hotel and u are telling me not to urinate on the bed.I hear u. 3.don't depend on anyone even NEPA dey use generator. 4.I pay 20k for rice,chicken and wine and u are telling me not to lick d plate and take d empty bottle home. 5."WITCHCRAFT"is when a yoruba girl had an accident and picks up her phone, logged in and posted"just Had an accident". 6.if u have attended hundred weddings and u are still single,sister u are not different from a canopy. 7.u don't have to be in UK to be ok,help comes from above not from abroad. 8.as a matter of fact dere is no female angel in d bible so if a guy calls u an angel na lie oooo. 9.u buy data bundle every week and u are still using toothbrush Since 2016,my broda u need to be #arrested#. 10.

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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Totally funny😂😂😰😰😰👍👍👍

Nice

Hi everyone pls am new here and am a guy hope am welcomed here...

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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welcome.

yes u are highly welcomed @sparky

wow dis is very interesting.

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Hi everyone, am new here

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Hello peculiar, You are highly welcome.

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

I don't have any bestie or any sister. I wish I could have a bestie that I can share my secret with.

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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I can b ur bestie

I don't have any bestie or any sister. I wish I could have a bestie.

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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Hi pinky b

You can always find one.

Hello prince _Jnr, how are you doing.

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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am kul and u

Hello @Big sister I'm trying to help my best friend out bcos she is so... confused right now bcos she allowed a boy to finger her and so she's not sure if she is a virgin or not. Please I want to help her but I don't want to lie to her

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

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Hi El.vin, It's really nice of you to care so much about your friend. The thing with virginity is that there’s no medical definition of “virginity.” Some people believe sex is when anything enters the vagina but others believe it is only when a penis enters. What’s more important than knowing whether or not you are a “virgin” is making sure you feel safe and don't do anything that you are not comfortable with. Nobody should touch your friend anywhere (even if it is just her hand) unless she says it is okay and she wants the person to touch her. We hope this helps.

I had a best friend named busola, we were at school ready to buy biscuits we were talking about what happened in our class, we were laughing, I had a stomach ache and I told her that we should go back to our class, on our way she asked me wat was one my pinafore I told her nothing but she told me my pinafore was stained, she told me my period has started, I was so scared but she told me there is nothing to be scared of, she gave me her Cardigan and she gave me a pad from her school bag. She is the best friend I have ever had.

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

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Hi Queen, That's really beautiful and sounds like you and Busola have a great friendship. Please try to keep it up, good friendships are very important.

queen i thought u said ur 21

Am not 21

I'm great.

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

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lol 😃 hi everyone

Am 16 now started my period in pry 6 then i was just 11

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

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can give me ur number

my first period story was just too cool coz i saw it myself

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

When i started my period i ran out of pad my bestie gave me her pad.

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

I was luckily at home that day and I told Mom about it

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

I was fortunate dat i was at home so i told my mum abt it

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Mine waz in sch,tank god it waz in the dormitory😁😂

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Mine was at school

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

mine ws at home..so didnt really feel anytin

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Mine was at d school

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Please I need help I told my bestie to be stop laughing when am saying serious things,because wat I wanted to tell her was about my life being in danger,and she was laughing,and she twisted what I said,by saying that I said she was lousy or something like DAT,she went to school without informing me I called her today and she said she had wanted to end the friendship because of what I said,saying it was embarrassing Am confuse on what to do

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

I woke up in the morning and I saw blood so I inform my mom and she buy me pad

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

I dont have a bestie I thought its strange

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Hi am new here. Do we always have to lean on best friends, I don't trust best friend. They always go behind ur back

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

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Same

Any1 cn b ur best friend ur mom cn b even ur sis,d person wu annoy u d most might b d person wu luv u most

Why do you think so emi lov

big sis please at wat age is it perfect for a gal to ave a boy friend

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.