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From First Look to First Kiss

Recently we got a letter from a princess looking for prince charming. The letter said, "How do I get to know a guy, if I'm scared to let anyone get close to me, because of the way I was brought up?"

I know the feeling. All of a sudden, that goofy kid you played tag with has turned into a hottie. It's confusing. Your hormones are racing and your palms get sweaty when you see him/her. When you want to talk, you get tongue-twisted, your face gets hot and words just don't come out right. That's cool. It happens to everyone with his or her first look.

The Crush

There is something about being able to make Barbie kiss Ken that makes us think that we can control who we love, who loves us and all that cupid stuff... Right now if you could make our favorite poster-pinup appear live before your eyes would ya? You betcha. But you can't. Which makes the cutie who sits in front you in homeroom about as good as it gets.

The First Move

Zing! You realize that you may like someone. What do you do? The first thing is not to move too fast. Check 'em out. Look at how they treat other people, their friends, you. It's a big world. There will be princes and princesses but also lots of toads. So take your time.

Family Stuff

Get this. How your mom and dad get along or not, what they have said to you about boyfriends/girlfriends, dating and stuff is big. It can and will impact how you feel. If you can, you should talk to them about whatever is on your mind. Cuz believe it or not they have been through it.

Love Hurts

Puffy and J.Lo, Gwyneth and Brad, Nicole and Tom. It doesn't all work out. Be prepared for your crush not to feel the same about you. It's all good though. Just learn the words to that hip, retro song "I will survive." (If you don't know ya better ask somebody.)

First Kiss

Where my girls at? Ladies, just because you have a crush or think that you're in love doesn't mean that you have to kiss. Learn to say NO! You have a choice. If you are not sure about what you're feeling and where it's going - back off. Just chill, because sooner or later, you'll have a happy ending.

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simran88
simran88 posted in Style:
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simran88 posted in Style:
Great suggestions! I'll try the tape idea, have never done it before. 
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arthi
arthi posted in Friends:
"shae508" wrote: "classicalmusicisepic" wrote: my friends offline are having some relationship problems atm and there are just some things i want to mention on here, because i think they're relevant; some warning signs, etc and how to approach them. these not only apply to romantic relationships, but also friendships etc. physical harm - this might be an obvious one. but i just want to share some ways to approach the situation. this includes unwanted touching, hitting, kicking, etc. if your partner is doing this to you, you must report it to a trusted adult, teacher, counselor, close friend, or family member. this is one of the most serious abusive relationships- there are many resources online such as childline, etc, and hotlines you can call if you need to speak to someone about it. they may be able to help you get out of the relationship, and give you a shoulder to cry on. pressure into unwanted intimacy - this is also one of the big ones- your partner should never make you feel uncomfortable or otherwise. if they wish to stay with you, they will wait until you're ready to move onto that stage; if you even ever will be. if you feel pressured, or pushed into doing something you feel you'll regret, sit down and talk about it with your partner. you have a say in your relationship, too. control over your friends - if you feel like your partner has control over your friends- something is wrong. if they want you to dedicate every second of your life to them, with no other people, it's not right. your relationship not only affects the two people in it, (or more if it's polyamourous), but everyone around is affected by your relationship, too. again- you have a say in how your relationship is going, too!   criticizing you and your choices - relationships are about liking each other- if your partner is putting you down or demeaning you, it's a warning sign to get out of it. are they mocking you? or putting down your appearance, clothes, etc? Definite red flag; talk about it with him/her/them.  other signs, include: -being doted and adored one day, and the next being pushed away and ignored, -you're afraid of your partner -they obsess over and call/text you constantly -you may find you've lost your confidence -many ups and downs in the relationship, constant roller coaster -you aren't yourself. you change and adapt for them, drop hobbies if they're not into them, etc. -something tells you you cant trust them again, there are many resources out there if you need to talk. never be afraid to speak about it to someone- a family member, a teacher, a close friend, the police, a guidance counselor, etc.  I bolded that one part. The whole thread is great. And that one is a sign. But remember people with mental illness may also show signs like this to. If they have a good they they may spoil you and love you, and then the next day they're having a bad one. So they might push you away. They also may suddenly dote on you one day also to make up for a bad day. I'm not making an excuse, it's still a ver bad thing to do. I'm just putting it out there.
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"Tldc_Julisha" wrote:I'm in the popular group but im trying to figure out if maybe its time to stop being in the popular group or notI like being in the group but at the same time I don't because-The other girls in the popular group are kind mean to othersThey make fun of people who don't wear what we wearThey push/shove people into lockersIs it time to leave the popular group or should I stay there??? Of course not! What kinds of people just go through their everyday lives shoving good kids into hard metal lockers? It's not right. I would never associate myself with a group like that. What kind of popular is that, shoving kids into lockers?  
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Hannah728
Hannah728 posted in Friends:
Ok i have the same problem with every guy! I have a crush on the cutest guy and i think somebody else likes him! And i mean like for sure think that they like him!
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