I have a crush on a girl

I am in Std XII. I have a crush on a girl. Our families are good friends. I never dared to talk to her. I like her too much but I don’t have enough courage to tell her that. I cannot concentrate on my studies. What should I do?
Pankaj (17)

Your crush on this girl is also called infatuation, a sudden emotional attraction to a person of the opposite sex which prevents you from concentrating on anything, even your studies. You “never dared to talk to her” and express your feelings; this points to your inexperience. I suggest that you talk to her and behave just like a friend, as your families are “good friends”. Give each other time to grow in understanding of the situation and act accordingly.

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, has a degree in medicine and is a professional counsellor. For almost 20 years he has been providing youth with practical advice to help them tackle urgent and troubling issues.
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Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, has a degree in medicine and is a professional counsellor. For almost 20 years he has been providing youth with practical advice to help them tackle urgent and troubling issues.