Q: I am 16 years old and beyond confused. I was dating this guy for about eight months and thought I loved him. We were perfect together. We were super, super close friends to begin with and that is how we hooked up. Now things are so messed up. We are no longer even friends. Our break-up was so sudden that I’m still confused as to why he broke up with me. I miss our friendship more than anything but I know he doesn’t want anything to do with me. What do I do?
A: You speak your truth to him. What have you actually got to lose at this stage? Tell him that you miss him and especially that you miss the friendship you guys used to have. Ask if there is some way that you can put your past behind you and be friends again. If the answer is no, you are no worse off than you are right now, but hopefully, the answer is a yes. Friendship is the first prize in a situation like this.