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Dear Dish-It, He Says I'm Too Young

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Dear Dish-It,

Hey, I'm only 13! There is this guy that I like, and he likes me, but he is in 10th grade and I'm in 7th! But I really want to date him. He said he would go out with me but I'm still too young! These are my two questions. Why will he date me when I'm in 9th and he is a senior, but not now? It is the same amount of age difference! Do you think he will take advantage of me since he is older? Thanks soooo much!
Oompa1316


Dear Oompa1316,

The difference between a boy in 10th grade and a girl in 7th grade is a lot bigger than you may think. The two of you are in completely separate worlds right now - you being in elementary school and him in high school. You each probably have different friends and different priorities. This guy you're crushin' on probably thinks you're a pretty cool chick but is mature enough to realize that you two just aren't in the same place in life right now. And although the age gap will still be the same in a couple of years, chances are you guys will have a lot more in common by then. You'll be able to attend the same school dances, you'll be old enough to go to a movie or grab a slice of pizza with him and you might even have some of the same friends. For now, concentrate on havin' a ton of fun with friends and meeting new people instead of pining away for someone you can't have. If you and your crush are meant to be together, it'll happen when it's right.


You know, no one is ever too young for anything. See, I love Ja Rule and I don't think I am to young.

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Dear Dish-It In The Forums

jordand08
First, I would not diagnose your own self, you're not a doctor and "researching " what you have is never a good idea. Secondly, I would definitely schedule an appointment to see if you have anything, and if something is wrong you can be diagnosed correctly and get the care you need. 
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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!
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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.
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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! 
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