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Dear Dish-It, Should I Still Talk to Her?

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

Dear Dish-It,

I dated a guy for a month over summer vacation and I got really attached. I liked him so much, but we broke up because he said he didn't want a girlfriend. Now he's going out with my so-called friend. Should I still talk to her? I mean, she was supposed to be my friend and she knows how much I feel for him. To top it off, he won't even be my friend.

Dear Eva,

Absolutely not! Normally, I recommend sharing your thoughts with a friend before cutting them loose, but this girl is stomping all over your heart. Friends should never date each other's exes, and the fact that your friend is picking up where you left off goes to show that she ain't no friend of yours. And your ex - it's up to him to decide who he wants to date, but he's a jerk for lying to you about why he wanted to break up. If he wanted to date other girls, then he should've been straight and told you the truth instead of lying and saying he just wanted to be single. It sounds like you're trying to be friends with people who aren't worthy of your friendship. If you don't believe me, then sit down and write a list of pros and cons of your ex and so-called friend. If the cons outweigh the pros, then you've answered your question.

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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Dear Dish-It In The Forums

Pink_Cool_Girl posted in Style:
I realized if you said it you would sell your soul to the devil. NOPE. NOPE NOPE. NOT DOING IT. NOPE. NOPITY NOPE!
reply about 19 hours
jordand08 posted in Style:
Yes, especially if you're having doubts about it!
reply about 22 hours
Pink_Cool_Girl posted in Style:
Good idea
reply about 23 hours
jordand08 posted in Style:
Um, it's probably not a good idea... Especially if it's online! 
reply about 23 hours
"Olivialiv" wrote:Its not that i dont like his friends but he is always hanging out with them. I follow him or i would be left out i dont know what to do?  :sad :love I understand, I get the same way sometimes.You want to have your alone time with him, without others being around. I just told my boyfriend how I felt, and we both compromised on it. You just have to talk about it, agree and compromise. However, a lot of times, his friends kinda know when to leave also. Haha.
reply about 23 hours