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Tuesday, September 27, 2005
   
Dear Bubby,

I'm 19 and I've never really had a serious boyfriend. There's a guy I've liked for a long time and we talk a lot. He tried to hug me the other day and I hit him in the stomach. I couldn't figure out why I did this, and why I just didn't hug him, cause I know I definitely wanted to.

I don't really have a lot of experience with guys and I feel stupid because of it. I get really shy when a guy flirts with me, or I don't even notice that it's happening until someone tells me afterwards.

Please help me figure out what I can do to overcome this awkwardness and tell this guy that I like him a lot.

Thank you,
Completely Confused



Dear Completely Confused,

You should not hit anyone in the stomach at any time. I think you owe this young man an apology. So the next time you see him say you are sorry. You might add that you could be friends and let bygones by bygones. If he wants to be friends with you he will take it from there. He might say OK or he will tell you NO.

You should learn a good lesson from this episode. Don't let it happen again or you will surely lose a lot of friends. First you start as friends and the future will take care of the rest.

Good luck,
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