Dear Dr. G.,
I really need your opinion. I'm in a big state of confusion and I don't know what to do. This situation is driving me crazy. I’m a 17 year old boy and there’s this girl I like and she likes me too but the only problem is she wants to go out with me but she can’t because I went out with her friend, I’ve not been with this girl for 6 months now, so there has been a long enough time frame, but I really like this girl and I want to be with her and its took me 4 years to realize that I have feelings for her, I don’t know what to do please help.
A Tormented Teenage Boy
Dear Teenage Boy,
I am beyond happy that you wrote to me to get some emotional and relationship advice. All too often the assumption is made that teenage boys lack an emotional life and that troubles me greatly. I work with teen boys like you all the time and I am very much aware that teen boys not only have sensitive and tender feelings but that at times they are even more sensitive about relationship issues than girls are. This is not always the case but it certainly is the case more frequently than one would imagine.