Q Dear Miss Abigail: I have been dating a girl who I love for two years, on June 5th, 1999. She was frustrated with our relationship, we have never fought, or argued, I feel as if she is my soul mate, we can talk for hours, but obviously I never talked about the steps of […]
How To Say No If You Must
Let’s take a look at the fine art of saying “no,” because I am aware of quite a few people who have a difficult time with this issue. I think this advice from Nina Farewell’s The Unfair Sex might help us out. Um, I mean ~ help you out. 1953: How To Say No If You Must […]
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Q Dear Miss Abigail: How do you accept the pain and heartbreak of unrequited love? Sad A Dear Sad: It will be hard at first but I’m certain you will get over the loss. Stay strong and lift your head high! This, from Debbie Reynolds’s If I Knew Then (1962), is a good reminder of what’s […]
Why Didn’t I Hear from Him Again?
We turn, once again, to one of my favorite books: Nina Farewell’s The Unfair Sex. This book is packed full of advice about both the good and bad of men and relationships. After reading so many disgustingly positive accounts of dating, isn’t it refreshing to see some reality? 1953: Why Didn’t I Hear from Him Again? […]
Where Are We Going?
Q Dear Miss Abigail: Recently, my guy and I have done some serious messing around. Last night it got pretty intense, but he still hasn’t asked me out. I don’t get it. What can I do to understand where we are going? Signed, Confused A Dear Confused: Ah, a familiar tale. I’m afraid the news […]
Everyone’s Afraid of Being Turned Down
Q Dear Miss Abigail: There is this girl that I know ~ she is very popular, but I am not. We are really good friends and I like her very much. I am afraid of being turned down and I need some advice on how to ask her out. How do I do it? Signed, […]
A Gentle “No,” “No,” and “No”
Q Dear Miss Abigail: I have this best friend in school and he is like a best mate to me, but he asked me out and I don’t feel the same way about him. I felt guilty refusing him, and every time we see each other we tried to avoid each other. I just wanted […]
Is There Any Hope At All?
Q Dear Miss Abigail: What do you do if you asked a girl out, in a romantic fashion and in a foreign land, and she indirectly says no, but you still like this person and you have not been able to get her out of your mind for the past 8 months? Signed, Sameer A […]
Tips for the Turned Down
Q Dear Miss Abigail: How come everybody turns me down when I ask them out? Signed, Colin A Dear Colin: You don’t say what you’re approach has been so far, so it’s a bit tricky to pinpoint the problem. For inspiration, I looked through an interesting book “for boys in their teens” titled Birthday Chats with […]