So where do you go with your innermost thoughts, your basic need to share what truly bothers you? It is difficult to know who your true friends are and how much about yourself and your concerns you can share with them. They might use your honesty; they could exploit your weaknesses and take advantage of your desire to communicate.
And although your family is considered an island of certainty in the vast ocean of doubt, sometimes even they fail to give a satisfying answer. It comes down to somebody who offers more than what parental guidance can.
It calls for a person unlike your buddies and their advice. If you just want to let loose and be you who are, find somebody who takes you for exactly that person; a person around whom you don’t have to hide behind a façade of maturity or mask of unvoiced opinions. A girlfriend.