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Dear Dish-It, My Dad's Yelling Scares Me

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

Dear Dish-It,

Hey ya Dish-It! Umm... I like dis gurl and I don't know if she likes me. Ya see, she's bein' nice to me and I'm not sure cause every time I'm around her I go brain-dead and can't talk. I just look every where 'cept at her, so can ya help me? Holla back, ya here.

Dear lilkidbigheart,

Why u doubtin' yourself? It doesn't take a brain surgeon to see, this girl doesn't exactly think you're dog poop. She seems to be interested. And you've got a big-time case of the crush jitters. That means that you become about as useless as a baseball card in a Pokemon collection. Relax - she's just a girl. If you keep acting freaky and lame around her, you might scare her away. Just be yourself.

Dear Dish-It,

This boy I like is best friends with my best guy friend. So, thinking this was all ok, I told the guy I liked him online. My guy friend told me that my crush knew me, so I wasn't worried at all. Well, then he IMed me back and he said, "I don't know who u are." So I said, "Kevin (guy friend) said that you did." Turns out, Kevin was lying and now all my crush knows is that someone likes him, but he doesn't know who!


Well, Kevin's not very cool, is he? Lying, especially when someone's feelings are on the line, is a big no-no. Course, you might not wanna come down too hard on your pal Kev, cuz maybe he meant no harm, and really, you shouldn't be pumping him for info on his bud anyway. You need to just get to know your crush without putting Kevin in the middle. Keep IMing him and or chatting him up at school, or whatever and give him a chance to not only know who you are, but decide if he likes ya. Then tell him how you feel. Let me know how it goes!

Dear Dish-It,

Sorry, but I just have a lot of problems this year. Anyways, my parents have been fighting and my brother's getting in fights with my dad. How would I tell my dad not to yell because it scares me so much?

Dear Jess,

I'm sorry to hear you've got a lot of probs this year. Hang in there, girlfriend and you know you can bend my ear whenever you feel like it. Ok, about the 'rents and the fightin'... you gotta know that all families have arguments. But if it's freakin' ya out that much, you really should say something. The key to being heard - and not causing bigger fights - is to tell your 'rents how you feel at the right time. Don't throw it out there in the middle of a heated argument. That will only make it worse. Wait until you're just chillin' with your dad and then tell him something like "I get really stressed out when you yell, Dad. It makes me upset because..." Well, you don't have to use those exact words - that's just an idea. The point is to tell him how you feel when you're calm (and he's calm) and you can word it in a nice way. Good luck!

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 .

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Amalegend20 posted in Friends:
You should be nice to her. If you have to break the news gently don't make her feel bad just talk to her about and see what she says  
reply about 13 hours
hugebear posted in Friends:
My bff and I were best friends but weve grown apart im getting older and she still wants to do kid stuff I have new friends now I feel like im being mean to her but like doesn't she get the memo I feel both guilty and mad:} Gosh.... put the shoe on  the other foot and see how would you feel if your bff done this on you. You has been bffs for the long time [Im guessing] and your maturing faster than her.  I agrees you are being mean to her if you doesnt discuss how your feeling with her and ignoring / avoiding her or whatever your doing.    She has been the good friend to you and she deserves to understand if you is growing up faster than her.  I really feels sad for how she could be feeling right now. She didnt do anything wrong.  You changed. Not her. Please be nice to your friend/ex friend and let her down gently [if you really has to] ^^ Me opinion  
reply about 22 hours
Desiixx posted in Friends:
Don't worry about it. Friends grow apart. That's how things go. Just talk to her about it, she'll understand. 
reply about 22 hours
trendycute posted in Friends:
My bff and I were best friends but weve grown apart im getting older and she still wants to do kid stuff I have new friends now I feel like im being mean to her but like doesn't she get the memo I feel both guilty and mad:}
reply about 22 hours
epic587 posted in Family Issues:
Yes and no. Parents should be a bit strict on you if they care about you.  If they care about you they would be strict. 
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