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Boys tend to be mean and nasty to girls they like, in part because they want to reduce the pain of getting rejected. We simply need to accept who we are.

It can be very hard to keep admitting to yourself and the world that you like someone – when it seems they may not like you.

“An enormous amount of trouble in the world – especially at work and in relationships – is caused by a peculiar phenomenon of our minds: a tendency to grow, as we put it, out of touch with our feelings.
When we first meet this idea, it sounds strange, and even a bit insulting. How could we not know what we are feeling? We look from the outside like unified beings: we carry one name and sit in a compact physical container. The distances between different parts of us aren’t so great. How then could we be so multiple as to have secrets from ourselves?…”

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  • There’s this guy, how’s 24/7 mean to me. We were friends since Grade 5 and have been ever since. He just insults me and makes me feel bad about myself, but then shy when hes’ alone around me. But does this prove that he likes me? I have no clue. Please help my question and give me an answer, thanks so much!

    • He probably thinks he likes you, but it sounds like he doesn’t like himself. If you continues insulting you, you may not want to be friends with him. You may help him, but please be careful being around him. If you like yourself, please set boundaries and let him know his insulting behavior is not acceptable.

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