Youth Counselling

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.

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Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, was associated with The Teenager Today for nearly three decades in the capacity of youth counsellor.

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, was associated with The Teenager Today for nearly three decades in the capacity of youth counsellor.