Dear Carol

My BF got handsy at Homecoming


 
It was Homecoming, and I was with my BF as usual. He took me into a dark room, where he tried to touch my chest and other inappropriate places. It made me uncomfortable. Should I tell someone?
 

Dear Uncomfortable,

I hope you told him! You could have said, “I don’t want to be in this room,” or “Don’t put your hands there,” or “No, stop, I don’t want to do this. Let’s go back to the dance.” You might have felt uncomfortable saying this, but you felt even more uncomfortable not saying anything, right? It’s important to express your feelings out loud, and just as important for him to listen and respect them. As for telling someone what happened, that’s up to you. Would you feel better talking to your mom or a counselor? Is this romance even right for you? You need to make your BF understand that you felt uneasy by his actions. Make this clear so there won’t be any confusion in the future. If he still attempts to touch you inappropriately after you’ve told him, he’d be most ideal as…an ex-boyfriend.
 
 
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BY CAROL WESTON ON 9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

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