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Dear Dish-it: Boyfriend vs Cuter Guy

Apr 06, 2013

Dear Dish-it,

A boy asked me out, but I'm already going out with someone else. The new boy is cuter than my boyfriend, but if I say yes to the cuter one, I'd be cheating. My current boyfriend has anger issues so I have no clue how to tell him that it's over. Please help me!  

Love Triangle

Dear Love Triangle,

Here's the thing. When you're in a happy relationship, it means you really like your boyfriend. You shouldn't be swayed by a cuter boy. Looks aren't everything. The most important things in a relationship are that you can respect and trust each other. Dumping your boyfriend just so you can go out with a cuter boy isn't very trustworthy.

However, if you aren't happy in your relationship with your current boyfriend, you should either try to work on your issues, or get out of the relationship, not because of the cuter boy, but because you respect your current boyfriend enough not to string him along. Breaking up with him may hurt him, but in the end, you're doing him a favor by allowing him to find someone else.

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-Gwen9-- posted in Friends:
"jordand08" wrote:Thank you.You're welcome. :)
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donteatcarrots
talk to the person you're closest too. yes, you said you don't get close with people, but there's probably one person who you speak to more often than others- talk to that person.
reply about 6 hours
donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots posted in Friends:
Don't worry too much- it's only your first relationship- but I'd sit down with him at one point, and discuss what makes you uncomfortable, eg; if you know what I mean...
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donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots posted in Friends:
Probably sound a little stereotypical, but the majority of boys don't really act like that... Ask him :p
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kittenkid
First: WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T KILL YOUSELF! When you get past this you'll be glad. Well, this is just my opinion, but I think you should first find someone, anyone, even if you don't trust them, if there're your parents talk to them about it. I bet a bunch of people have already told you this but there're right. Before you walk up to them, write down what you're going to say and then think of a few questions they might ask and write down the answers to them. Remember to tell them that it might take you a minute to think of an answer. Before you answer, think of the exact words you will say  before you say anything, and think in your mind about it. Think about wether it is a lie or not before you say it. If it gets out of you mouth before you realize it is a lie, don't be afraid to say so and just say the truth. Also, just try to find something you like to do that will take your mind off everything. If you really can't think of anything, try just practicing saying your feelings to yourself, or a pillow or something.  Hope this helps!
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