I have a problem. This guy and I really like each other like. A lot. The problem, his mom has stage four cancer and is in treatment, and it's holding me back from dating him. I'm not sure why, maybe because I'd hate to see him hurting and not be able to help, or maybe it involves too much emotion. Either way, it's a little uncomfortable, but I really care about him and want to make him happy. Should I go for it, or let it go and hope the best for him?
Oh no, girl.This is a complicated
situation to be in. It’s hard to see the ones we care about go through tough
times, so it makes sense that you don’t wanna see him hurting. A family member
with an serious health condition can be a time consuming thing to deal with
though, so right now may not be the best time for you two to get together. This
could leave you feeling totally helpless, but there are def still ways for you
to show your cutie that you care.
Make sure your potential BF knows
that you’re there to support him—always. Send him cute texts and adorbs selfies
to make him smile, or surprise him with his favorite candy during lunchtime.
These little things will make a big difference in his life. If he’s feeling
particularity down one day, you can even plan totally fun things for the two of
you to do like catching a flick, playing video games or hitting up the bowling
If you’re brave enough to stick by
his side as just a friend during this rough patch, your bond will grow even
stronger. He’ll see how supportive you can be and you’ll discover a vulnerable
side of him that you’ve never seen before. And who knows, when life is a little
less hectic, the two of you might be able to make things official.
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BY SYDNEY ADAMSON ON 3/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN disease, cancer 101, guys, dating advice, GL's best guy advice, crush crash course, guy friend Q & A, playing it cool, life, dealing with tragedy