November 4, 2011 / submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

When I answer questions of a personal nature, readers
often get in touch with their own thoughts. So, we now have a weekly
feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday (with the question asker's
permission) we open up a question to all of you to answer too. Then,
the following Friday, I'll post a selection of the best answers,
alongside my own reply.
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the following question, in no more than 250 words, to before Thursday 10th November.

Two of my best friends, whom I've known for the past 7 years, keep asking me to hang out with them every weekend. But I really don't like hanging out with them cause it always involves doing something crazy and drinking. I always lie and tell them that my parent's wouldn't let me go out that day or that I'm busy studying. Eventually they'll stop trying to be friends with me. They don't understand that I don't like doing what they do every week. Now that I don't have any classes with the both of them at school anymore, we don't spend much time together. So in order for me to see them, I have to go out with them. I just don't know what to do. Help? Laila

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