…. You just don’t!
It’s a good feeling to talk to people who understand you. When things get tough, a good friend can be the escape you need so badly. So, don’t shut people out. Don’t play games with them. Don’t act hard to get. Don’t build a wall around you (because once that wall goes up, it’s hard to knock it down). Don’t indulge in self pity. Just talk to someone who gets you (whoever it is), because at the end of the day, what matters is who was there for you, when you needed them the most. 🙂