I want to forget him

I am a 16-year-old girl. I am a very reserved kind of person. Many boys in my school have proposed to me but I didn’t accept any of them. But one day a boy proposed to me; again I refused. But from that day onwards, I cannot forget him. I can’t understand what is happening to me — I keep thinking of him the whole day and night. I can’t forget him but I want to forget him. What should I do?
Shailey / Bhopal

Dear Shailey, though at the age of 16 you are “a very reserved kind of person” and have been able to reject the proposals of “many boys” in your school, you have now fallen into an infatuation with a particular boy who proposed to you, and now you “keep thinking of him day and night”. You are now confused and disturbed. This means that you got emotionally attracted to him. This is common during the teenage. Keep focusing on your family, your studies and the good friends you have. Emotions come and go during the teenage and you will learn to control them with the good advice of a school counsellor or a trusted family friend. Don’t forget also to pray to God to guide you in all the decisions you take in life.

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, has a degree in medicine and is a professional counsellor. For the last 30 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 the last 30 years he has been providing youth with practical advice to help them tackle urgent and troubling issues.