Dear Jenny
Facing Rejection!

Dear Jenny,

I really really like this boy, but I don’t know how to tell him. I see him a few times a month, but I don’t really talk to him. I’ve told my friends and family, but I’m just too scared to tell him… I just don’t want to get rejected.

 

Dear Anonymous,

It’s not always easy to start conversations with boys; in fact, it can be weird and awkward.  The first thing you need to know is that you don’t need to act like anyone other than yourself!  Gather up your courage, relax and talk to him like you would to a friend. It may sound scary at first, but it can be surprisingly easy to introduce yourself. Before smothering your crush with flirty smiles and love declarations, get to know him with each new conversation. It might a little less intimidating if you start by being friendly.

Of course, it is possible that he just isn’t crushing on you, and that’s okay. You were brave for trying. Rejection can hurt, but it’s impossible to avoid in life! Rejection doesn’t mean you’re not awesome or important, it just means that things didn’t work out in that situation. On the bright side, it could be the start of a great friendship!

And you never know… maybe this whole time, he’s been waiting to talk to you too!

Good luck!

Jenny

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