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Ask Nina by Nina Tron (From GayCalgary® Magazine, August 2005, page 14)
Dear Nina,

The group of people I hang out with have been getting into a bad scene. Up until about three months ago, we were all weekend party boys. Now I think things may be out of hand, three of us have lost our jobs and by sounds of it, the rest are to follow at any moment. I know that perhaps I should get out, but these are my best friends and without them I would feel lost. Can you offer any advice to help maintain the friendships and also gain my life back?

Tweeked Out Twink

Dear Tweeked Out Twink

Oh, to be young again!! Sweetie this story is much more common than you think. Most people go through a party phase, and yes, many a party boy has lost a job or two. Eventually the party comes to an end and reality hits. Sounds to me like it may hit you a little sooner than your friends. It has to happen one day, and today is your day.

Don’t despair my little twink, take care of yourself first. Remember that your friends may have made the choice to keep the party alive, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a life of your own. It also doesn’t mean you have to cut yourself off from your friends either. It’s just you taking control of your life. When you hang out together, pick a different activity. The party is always there for you guys to visit, but as you have already seen it has a heavy price at times. You are the master of your own destiny. I wish you the best of luck my dear. Keep in touch.


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