I'm having friend issues. can you help?
**fake names are used here** okay, here are the details. last year, me, Anna, and Erin were best friends with this kid named Lucas. we were all best friends. we came back to school this year and Lucas was hanging out with these other girls...he was even dating one of them. the girls he was hanging out with were making rumors about us and calling us gossips. now, Lucas hates us. we still want to be friends with him but now he only hangs out with the other girls. should we still try to be friends with him or should we just give up? if we should try to be friends with him, how should we talk to him about it? thanks!