Ok, I went to this party a while ago with my friend James who is 18. I'm only 14. I didn't drink or do the drugs
they were handing out. I just had a pop. That's all I can remember of the night. I woke up the next day in an upstairs
room naked. I freaked, I didn't know what to do. I didn't tell a soul. After I miss three periods I went to this
place that give free pregnancy test and found out I was pregnant. I'm now 7 months pregnant and I'm scared of what
is going to happen when I have my baby. My parents always told me if I ever got pregnant that I would have to give
the baby up or I would have to move out. I don't want to give up my baby, but I can't support myself and a baby
alone. What do I do? I'm a straight A student, I don't want to mess up everything. I have never done anything bad
in my life. Please help me.
Sincerely In need of help
You have to tell a grownup. Immediately. You need to be under medical care for your own sake and for the sake
of the baby. Your parents probably will be shocked, but don't go by what they said when the situation was still
hypothetical. Whether you keep the baby or not, you need to get prenatal care, so that is the first imperative
on your list. You may well have been drugged at that party It's a shame, but at parties you have to have a sealed
bottle or can, and you can't pick it up once it's out of your sight for long for fear someone may have fooled with
it. No paranoia, but isn't it better not to take chances? An older girl might have already known that. And, it
would have been smarter if you would have spoken up at the time. Never be ashamed to find a grownup you can trust
and tell. Just tell them the truth. Hiding it is not helping the situation at all and the sooner your parents get
over the shock, the sooner you guys can decide what steps you need to take. Fourteen is much too young to make
these kind of decisions without guidance. "A" students get pregnant, too. These things happen. Handling
the situation is really where you're going to have to show what you're made of and how mature you are. This baby
something that belongs to you. It will be living human being with the right to a safe and loving childhood.
The right to grow up with a mother who will put first the needs of her child. S/he will not stay little and cuddly
and cute forever either. S/he will have colic and teething and nightmares and diarrhea when s/he's little. And
tantrums and mood swings and fevers and lice and dental bills when s/he's a little older. Are you ready for all
this? Yes, being a mother is a miraculous thing and, for that reason, it should be entered into with serious intent.
No do overs once you decide, so you're going to have a to make a choice you can live with. I wish you luck and
urge you to tell your parents immediately. If you can't do it directly, ask a counselor or a doctor to talk to
them for you. But, do it now.
I have a friend and she is dating a twin. I want to hook up with the twin she's not dating. But he (her boyfriend)
always accuses her of liking the boy that I like. She always tells him she doesn't like him but he still thinks
that since they are twins she likes his brother too. What are we suppose to do? Is he insecure about himself or
does it seem like he envies his bro? Thanks for all the help please help us!!
I don't see where this is your problem. What happens between you and the twin brother is no one's business. What
goes on between your girlfriend and her boyfriend is none of yours. And, the dynamics of these brothers personal
relationship is between them and not open for your analysis. By involving all these players in your love life,
you create more problems than there are. If you want to hook up with the brother, do so as you would with any other
fellow that was not brother to your best friend's boyfriend. Let everyone work out their own relationships, if
need be, but keep out of it. I know it can be a lot of fun to gossip with your best friend about your boyfriend.
But, in this situation, confidences are bound to be broken and feelings hurt. Someone's going to say something,
seemingly innocent most likely, that will get back to another member of this foursome and cause World War III.
If you are serious about pursuing a friendship with this boy, leave your friend and his brother out of it.
Ok I'm in high school now and a lot of my friends have been doing stuff with guys for a while now. The furthest
I have gone was making out with a guy. I don't want to give a guy oral sex, or a "hand job", b/c I don't
know how. I am afraid I am going to mess up. Can you please help me on what to do so when the chance comes, I'm
prepared and won't make the biggest fool of myself? thanks
Dear Biggest Fool,
The heat of passion is a teaching moment. If you are in tune with your partner, you won't need lessons. However,
if you are merely servicing some horny teenage specimen, then don't worry. He will show you exactly what to do.
It will be just like masturbating, only you will replace his hand. So don't worry about looking like a fool. Worry
about being utilized as a tool.
Hi, I'm in 7th grade, and I have a guy problem. I have a boyfriend who's in 6th grade, or at least I think he's
my boyfriend. I mean we aren't going out or anything, but he still considers me his girlfriend. We are in different
schools, so I don't see him that much anymore. at school, there are rumors going around that this other guy likes
me. and to tell the truth, I like him too. If Iím not going out with the first guy, is it cheating to go out with
the second? is the first guy even my boyfriend? I don't know what to do, HELP!!!
Dear Is he?
If you don't know, he's not. Here again is the case of actions speaking louder than words. Anyone can say he's
your boyfriend, even he himself, but unless it's backed up by some action, it just isn't so. You'd know if you
were going out with someone, simply because you'd be going out. Seventh grade romances don't last particularly
long any way. Maybe you were going out and you blinked and missed it.
Is it possible remain in love for all the life with own partner?
I've asked myself the same question many times. This is what I think. Every person in this world has a soulmate.
If you are lucky enough to find that person and hold onto him or her, then you have a wonderful chance of enjoying
a lifetime together. The trick is to choose carefully and make sure that the person you are marrying is someone
you will want to be with forever and can see raising children with, if that's your intention. When you settle on
a mate because you think you'll never find another or that it's the right time of your life to marry, then you
can be assured you will have problems down the line. When things are wrong at the beginning of a relationship,
then usually don't go away...no, they magnify with the years gone by. Choose your mate carefully. Pick someone
with humor and kindness, intelligence and character, someone who makes your knees weak and your heart flutter,
but also someone you will like and respect in years to come when passion might detour. Difficult mission? Of course,
it is. But, choosing a mate with discrimination and care can only pay huge dividends in future happiness.
Good luck, msX
How can you tell if my boyfriend is cheating on me, or if he's telling the truth."
Dear My Boyfriend,
I am a great believer in trusting your intuitions. Unless you are insecure or paranoid, if you think he's cheating,
then you are probably correct. If nothing he says adds up to the truth and you have reason to doubt him, then I
suggest you cut your losses and believe what your intuitions are telling you.
How can I get this girl to like me?
Just be yourself, but at the same time, be interested and respectful. Learn to flirt with confidence (pretend your
acting the part and it will become natural with practice). Don't be crude or lecherous or pushy. Learn to compliment
with sincerity and make eye contact during conversation. If you have a talent, cultivate it. It will make people
want to know you. Be kind to everyone -- it is a very sexy quality in a man. Hope this helps.
I want to go farther with my boyfriend but I don't know how to tell him with body language? Or should I just talk
to him about it?
That depends upon how much farther you want to go. Will you need protection? What will escalating your relationship
mean to each of you? Are you on the same wavelength? I'd, personally, talk to him if I was considering taking major
steps, just so we both knew what expectations were coming into play with our increased intimacy. Before you start
talking with your body, you have to talk with your head. See if he wants what you want. Let him know your limits
beforehand. Don't expect him to be a mind reader. And, be prepared for the fact that he might not be ready to go
any farther with you.
In the past year I've gotten myself a bad rep.(as a slut) I have slept around and now I want to change my rep.
Can you give me some tips on changing my rep.
If you've stopped sleeping around and find you're still being judged by your past, maybe you should look into switching
schools. If you sincerely want a fresh start, sometimes it is better done on a new territory where there are no
witnesses to your slut days. This has worked for lots of people who worked out their stuff, but found others would
not accept them as changed. Sad thing about human nature -- people like being judgmental...it enables them to feel
good about themselves, superior. Many people are not going to let you forget your past because they need to hold
onto it to feel good about themselves. Often it is easier to walk away from them than allow them to stick a permanent
label on you. If it's a possibility, change schools. Otherwise, know that you have to prove you have changed by
your actions. Dressing more conservatively might send a big message to some. Living the life you want and following
your own path regardless of what people think takes alot of strength. Make it your mission to reclaim your reputation
and leave your detractors in the dust. You can do it.
I really like this guy I met along time ago....but, he lives about 30 minutes away from me and I never see him.
All I want to do is talk to him and sort our problems out
I guess until you or he drive or have access to other transportation, you're just going to have to settle for alternate
communications, like telephone and e-mail. Writing paper letters, too, can be most romantic. If you say you have
problems, then reconsider the relationship. While no relationship is problem-free, you shouldn't have to work so
hard at the beginning of a relationship.
Okay. Me and my bf have been together for almost a year. We work in the same place and get along fine. But now
one of my exes works with us and my bf hates him with a passion because he used to stalk me. Iím afraid that my
current bf and my ex are going to get into it because of their hate for each other. Also my bf gets jealous about
the ex really easy, so how do I keep my distance and keep my bf from getting into a fight? Please help before itís
Signed, In the Middle
Dear In The Middle,
Are you sure you're not feeding the fire by telling your present boyfriend stories about your old flame? If he's
still stalking you, get help from an outside source, not your boyfriend, like the police. If it's over, don't mention
it. Get yourself out of the middle by not putting yourself there. Give it no attention and it might just go away.
Otherwise someone's going to have to find a new job. My best guess would be you.
I'm not sure what to do about this. I'm recently divorced from my wife and have moved nearby to a cousin of mine.
She's actually a second-cousin. Although we weren't close growing up, we have now become very good friends. She
is also single and has helped me tremendously by taking me out, meeting new people and distracting me from my heartache
when I was going through it.
Meeting women to date hasn't been easy. It's a new world for me again. I'm healed from the pain of the separation,
but honestly haven't had any sexual relationship in almost 2 years (I know it sounds crazy). But now I'm feeling
My cousin is a lot of fun and she's an extremely sexy and sexual woman. After getting to know her, she's definitely
the type of woman I could see myself dating. She confides in me of her "escapades" and I'd have to describe
her as being a very open person. She doesn't sleep around, but she has fun.
Once in a while (and I think as a joke,) other people will make references to the fact that we "legally"
could be together since we're only second cousins and we do spend a lot of time together now. And we've made some
very underlined jokes about it, trying to pretend that we think it's a funny idea, but not possible.
Yes, there has also been some minor, underline flirting going on - and there have been situations when we've been
alone together where if it was someone else, making a move would have been a very natural thing (you know, like
when you're having a close, intimate conversation, and you could start making out with someone.)
Without turning this into a "Letter to Penthouse" I'm wondering what to do. I find that we spend a lot
of time together, almost like we were a couple, and that more and more there are situations that most cousins wouldn't
find themselves in or talking about things that most cousins wouldn't talk about.
I'm fantasizing way too much about her sexually and have considered confessing to her that, well, I need sex, and
that since she seems pretty open, maybe she'd consider just doing it with me?
I'm afraid that one of these nights I'll make a move and find myself in an extremely embarrassing situation (yes,
we often go out drinking together, getting "tipsy"). Or should I be subtle and tell her something like
"I think you're really sexy and I wish you weren't my cousin" and leave it at that. I mean, I honestly
think she'd...go for it.
I know I sound like just another horny guy who has no morals, but those thoughts are getting too strong, the situations
more frequent, and I just need some advice.
The taboos against incest were perpetrated for good reason...to prevent inbreeding which weakens the species and
to avoid the possible alteration of family structure that sexual intimacy between family members can cause. This
woman is your second cousin. In my personal book, it's not the big deal you're making it out to be. I've heard
of first cousins that have married, and, in fact, many cultures promote relationships between distant cousins just
to keep the culture intact. While that is not the case in your scenario, I presume that you don't want to have
children with your cousin and that you genuinely like her company. So put some clues out there and see what her
response is. If she's not interested, she'll be gentle and nothing ventured, nothing gained. But, understand that
if you do engage in a relationship with your cousin, whether it works out or not, you'll still have to see her
at times in the future under family circumstances. Do you want this if there's any awkwardness in the future? Are
you prepared to tell all the inevitable nosey-bodies to mind their own business when the time comes and you two
go public with your feelings? Think about all this and then make your move. And, don't do it when you're drinking
to try to blame it on the alcohol. You'll be insulting the woman you want to bed with a message that you wouldn't
come onto her unless you were really potted. Better you should be straight and sober...she'll be much more flattered.
I am the one who asked you about the age thing. we did not plan on becoming bf and gf it kind of just happened.
But we are very realistic about the age thing yes it causes some problems but nothing major. He does not try to
control me nor me him. He is really sweet and I hope that we make it. I would like to give him the chance to be
the dad his ex wife will not let him be.
Dear Age Matters,
I only wanted to point out the possible potential pitfalls of a big age difference at this point in your life.
This doesn't mean you can't be the exception to the rule. It's always good to enter a relationship with eyes open
and the air clear. I wish you happiness with your fellow.
As before I decided to go for that guy and I asked him for his number and he said not right now. I donít know if
he was in a hurry or he just didnít want to give it to me. What is your advice on that
I'd wait a while and then ask again. If I got the brush-off, I'd stop asking and assume he's not available for
me for whatever reason. Maybe he has a girlfriend. Maybe he's legitimately busy. But, I'd not push myself on him.
All my friends can talk about is boys. I am the only one without a boyfriend and I'm ready to change that. The
only problem is, My mom would not be too happy if she found I was going out, plus I'm too shy to ask anyone out.
Dear Without a Boyfriend,
Be patient. Don't rush out a get a boyfriend just because everyone else is going it. Operate on your own timetable
and your parents. There is something about a first boyfriend that should be special and based on a real attraction
and mutual crush, not just choosing a boy out of the available bodies. Your mom is right. You will have loads of
boyfriends in your future. Wait a little longer and find someone you truly like.
Hey! Me and My boyfriend have been together for a little over a year and a half. we've been through so much stuff,
but every time something bad happens, we always work it out. We love each other so much. Well, lately, we've been
having a lot of problems. He's been ignoring me and we've been fussing alot. Well, one of my friends gave me affection
and made me feel special for once in a while and I ended up cheating on my boyfriend. I was honest about it and
I told him what happened and why I did it. He said that he understood, but we broke up. I love him so much and
I know he still loves me. I want him back so bad, but I think I really hurt him and I'm so afraid that I lost him
for good. What should I do? How can I get him back. Please help me!!!
Dear Boyfriend Blues,
Actions have consequences. Your breakup is a result of your cheating, your telling him about it, or both. Are you
surprised? What did you think would happen? Anyway, the reality is that your boyfriend and you seemed to spend
lots of time fighting before you cheating. These patterns don't usually disappear. My guess is the relationship
is better over.
My mother, and I just donít talk anymore, all she does is watch TV. and fuss all day. Well I like boys and want
to have sex with them I am only fourteen, my mom wont allow any boys to call me yet. You see she donít trust me,
a year ago I hid a boy under my bed and guess who found him, I did a few more things that I should not have , but
how can I gain her trust back, and start talking again,
Dear Not Talking to Mother,
The only way you're going to gain your mother's trust is to behave in an honorable manner. Obey her rules and treat
her with respect. Show her you are growing up into new privileges and responsibilities. Obviously, you've given
her much reason not to trust you and plenty of reason to worry. Worrying is not fun. Give mom a little joy by making
her proud of you and I'll bet she'll be a lot easier to live with. If what you want is more freedom, then earn
it. Otherwise stop your bitching and wait until you're really old enough to play with boys.