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Dear Dish-It, He Follows Me Around a Lot


Dear Dish-It, is here to whisper "ttyl when I've thought about this some more".


Dear Dish-It,

I have a guy that I do not like. He follows me around a lot. I asked him to leave me alone, but he said no. What should I do?
Constanton


Dear Constanton,

There are two extremes in this case, and a bunch of options in between. This guy could be a sweet boy who just wants to be your friend (or is maybe crushin' on ya, in case you're a girl,) which is, either way, kinda flattering. On the other hand, he could be a lunatic and you should get a restraining order against him!


I wish you would've given me some more details, like how much older or younger he is than you, or what you mean when you say he "follows you around a lot." Like, do you mean he sits at the next table during lunchtime at school, or he hides in the bushes at night in front of your house? The fact that he refused to leave you alone, even though you asked him to, really concerns me. You don't have to run off to the police right now and get this guy in trouble for wanting to be your friend, but you need to tell your parents or teacher that he's buggin' ya and won't go away. If there's anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe, or creeped out about this, tell someone! This can be a very flattering or very frightening deal, so which one is it? Write me back with more details about your problem and I'll be sure to dish out more advice!


So, ya gotta burnin' question? Need some love directions? Thinkin' 'bout stuff like depression, sex,how ya feel 'bout YOURSELF (that's called "self-esteem"), boyfriends, girlfriends, losin' old friends, bullyin' or peer pressure, but too scared to ask the parents? Don't be scared to Dish-It here. Send all of your questions to deardish@kidzworld.com. But 'member, if ya hang out in Chat with other Kidzworld members who know ya by your 'username', ya might wanna use a secret nickname when ya write in. That way no one'll ever know it's you. And, just in case ya don't know, Dish-It gets a lotta letters everyday, and she can't answer 'em all. So keep checkin' the column cuz she's prob'ly answerin' somethin' very similar to your question while you're out doin' somethin' else. K? And Thanks! Ya keep her outta trouble. Oh! And if ya've got words of wisdom you wanna share,We'll dish 'em up, too.


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    jordand08
    jordand08 posted in Friends:
    Next time she tells you, see if you can find any evidence that she did, bruise etc.  even if you find nothing that doesn't mean she hasn't. But she or you should tell an adult, or someone you can trust that is older. 
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    drowning
    drowning posted in Family Issues:
    "RavenClawRaina" wrote:Here for the past year, i have been having bad memory problems and rlly bad grades cuz i can never focus. I looked up my symptoms and showed my mom that I might have APD ( auditory processing disorder ). She said we will get it looked into but still hasnt becuz we have had my brothers friend move in with us becuz his adoptive dad beat him and its been putting stress on my mom and she doesnt want to deal with it. I need help in school but no matter how the teachers word things i cant get it. How do I make my mom listen to me and take me to the doctor? Its been getting worst too. I have had problems remembering what we did the day before is certain classes. HELP ME!  At first, I thought it sounded like ADD, but it wouldn't effect your memory like it is. If not, catch your mom while she's not rushing around. Maybe before she goes to bed or while she's making dinner. Maybe even while she's sitting down or send her a text for her to see when she can. I wish the best of luck with the stress! It most likely doesn't help with the APD; stress can add to just about any condition!
    reply 1 day
    drowning
    drowning posted in Family Issues:
    "iiDeadxInside" wrote:I refused to talk to anyone else besides my friends, and my family. I would advise you to try and reach out to other authorities than friends and family. They'll be able to do more.
    reply 1 day
    RavenClawRaina
    Here for the past year, i have been having bad memory problems and rlly bad grades cuz i can never focus. I looked up my symptoms and showed my mom that I might have APD ( auditory processing disorder ). She said we will get it looked into but still hasnt becuz we have had my brothers friend move in with us becuz his adoptive dad beat him and its been putting stress on my mom and she doesnt want to deal with it. I need help in school but no matter how the teachers word things i cant get it. How do I make my mom listen to me and take me to the doctor? Its been getting worst too. I have had problems remembering what we did the day before is certain classes. HELP ME! 
    reply 1 day
    iiDeadxInside
    I refused to talk to anyone else besides my friends, and my family.
    reply 1 day