Dear Dish-It, He's Been Smoking and Taking Drugs
There's a boy I've known for a long time and I see him like two times a year. That's because he lives in Orlando and I live in Ontario. Well, we used to be like GF/BF, but all of a sudden he's going down hill. I think he's been taking drugs and smoking. He used to go to a school for that sorta stuff, but he ran away. Even now that he does this stuff, my heart still thumps and I still think of him every night... and still I have a crush on him! I haven't seen him in, like, three years! I don't know why I feel this way! Can you help?
Bye bye boyfriend?
Dear Bye bye boyfriend?,
Well, you certainly got it right... it's bye bye to this boyfriend. Sounds to me like this boy, hottie or not, is big trouble. You don't need to get yourself all worked up over this bad boy crush. And girl, we are only talkin' about a crush, cuz this most definitely is not love. I mean, you haven't even seen this boy in three years! This is a crush gone crazy! You need to look a whole lot closer to home for someone new who you can actually hang with. Your O-Town bad boy is more of a fantasy than anything else. I bet you hardly know him now, and he's clearly changed for the worse. If you think this boy just needed some love and support, he should get it from his momma! It's not your job to right his goin' all wrong. Sometimes it's hard to decide to stop thinkin' and crushin' on someone, but that's what ya gotta do in this case. Good luck.
So, ya gotta burnin' question? Need some love directions? Thinking '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 .