Creepily, I can see what Google searches bring people to this blog. Sometimes it’s fun to try to help these searchers out.
“I think I’m very unattracted to my boyfriend, is that a good reason to break up?”
Yes. One of the best, in fact.
“Do I text the girl that blew me?”
Depends. Do you want to see her again? Do you plan to do something nice for her if you do get together again? If the answer to both those questions is no, then, no. If yes, then text away.
“I want to be a teacher but I have an embarrassing name.”
Really? You’d let that stop you? Kids can be cruel, but if they make fun of your name it’s far more likely that they sense your shame and weirdness about it and are going for a weak spot than anything about the name itself.
Names can be changed, btw. It’s a hassle, but it can be done. Maybe this is the year that you reinvent yourself as NewName NewName Comma Teacher.
“My boyfriend was rude to my parents, what do I do?”
Ask him why he behaved like that. Let him know that it’s not cool and you’d like him to apologize to your parents. Watch carefully for his reaction – if he tries to make it your fault or your parents’ fault instead of owning up to his own behavior, proceed directly to breaking up. If he steps up and owns the behavior, write it off as a mistake for now but be watchful – is he rude to other people? Is he rude to you?
“What if when I left our second date my crush said nothing but ‘text me’?”
You could try texting him or her. Someone who likes you will text back promptly and it will begin a conversation. Someone who isn’t that into you will not respond quickly and it will not feel like a conversation.
“I hate my girlfriend now that she’s moved in.”
Oops. Do you think it’s just the strain of adjusting to having someone around all the time and that it will get better in time? Can you remember why you fell in love with her? Are you being kind to each other? If you do break up with her now, you’ll feel like less of a jerk if you put a little money aside to help her find a new place.
“My parents hate my boyfriend.”
This is a rough one. Sometimes parents have really good reasons for being concerned about their kids’ dating partners, but sometimes they are interfering and controlling. Have you asked your parents to lay out what they don’t like about him and listened sincerely to their concerns? Are those concerns good ones? What do your friends think of him?
“Girl with ugly teeth gets fucked”
That’s extremely specific, son.
“Want to break up with my boyfriend but he loves me.”
That’s never easy, but the fact that you want to break up is a good enough reason. Be brave and get it done. Own your own feelings and take the responsibility on yourself. “I’m so sorry, but my feelings have changed, and I am breaking things off now.”
“How to keep emotions out of friends-with-benefits”
Wrong question – emotions are part of the deal, because friends-with-benefits are actually friends. The real question is about boundaries and communication and how you decide to treat each other. Talk it out.
“27-year-old virgin is that bad?”
Nope! You’re fine.
“Is internet dating bad?”
Sometimes. But it’s mostly just like other dating. I’ve met every serious partner I’ve had in the last 15 years online, and those people are awesome.
“My boyfriend is moving back to where he is originally from. He says he can’t take me with him until he gets a job and a place to live. Will I ever see him again?”
That sounds really stressful, I’m sorry. I think the best thing you can do is a) tell him you love him and you’d like to be with him in that other place when he is ready b) ask for an honest answer about whether he wants that, too c) start making a plan for what will happen after he leaves. Make sure you surround yourself with friends, family, things you like to do and that your life without him is as awesome as possible. That way you’re taking care of yourself and not putting undue pressure on him. Whichever way it works out, you’ll be ok.
“I don’t like friends-with-benefits.”
Me neither! I’ve had some good experiences with that in the past but it’s just not who I am anymore.
“If your girlfriend makes you a sandwich.”
Make her one tomorrow.
“Don’t like hearing roommates have sex.”
No one does. Well, except for voyeurs who like to masturbate to the sound of other people having sex–Maybe thinking about that will make people with roommates tone down the noise and be a little more considerate!
“Do Americans have a hard time understanding foreign accents?”
Yeah, as a group we’re kind of terrible at it. Sorry.
“Obsessed with a guy I hardly know.”
Distract yourself! If you give it time and consciously distract yourself, it will pass.
Or, get to know him better and see if you are still obsessed. But NO STALKING. Hint: If you find yourself asking “Is it stalkerish if I __________?” the answer is “Yes, it is kind of stalkerish.” Desist.
“How to keep a guy’s attention?”
Be your awesome self. He’ll pay attention or he won’t.
“Boyfriend doesn’t want me to masturbate?”
There’s some combination of insecurity and being controlling here that I dislike. Reconsider the relationship.
“How to get your boyfriend’s ex to get over him?”
Do not engage. This isn’t your problem or responsibility. The question is, how is your boyfriend reacting to this and treating you? Focus on that.
“How to deal with falling in love with someone who is committed to someone else?”
Fall back out of love. Avoid the person, cut off communication, grieve, surround yourself with awesome people, throw yourself into school or work or making art, give it some time to heal. No shortcuts here, I’m afraid.
“My parents don’t like my boyfriend because he’s not good enough for me class background”
Tell them that’s not actually a good reason, and they don’t have to like him but they do have to be polite to him and to stop bringing their “concerns” to you.
“fucked up Darth Vader pictures”
You’re in the right place. Welcome!
“When you have to have the last word- what is it called?”
I don’t know, but if you find the cure, please come back and tell us.