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Dear Coz

Think long and hard
Dear Confused 20, (Letter withheld on request)
Just because he's a foreigner, you can't brand him as 'bad'. Likewise, just by one or two letters you can't really judge a person. If you pursue this, you might one day have to settle down in his country. Are you willing to make such a commitment? Think about it long and hard. Still feel you want to go ahead? Then discuss this with your family. That's the best solution. After all, if your answer is 'yes' to this guy, you'll have to tell them one fine day. It might as well be now.

Continue your friendship
Dear Coz,
I'm a boy of 17. Last year, I went to a tuition class and met a girl. Then we became good friends. After the exam, I phoned her every week. Now I've fallen in love. I know she doesn't have a boyfriend and she doesn't want to have one. I can't think of a life without her. But I'm scared to tell her about my love. What can I do?
Iranga (Y.A.I)

Dear Iranga (Y.A.I),
Your letter did not reach me on time, so please forgive me for my rather late reply. Why not continue to be friends? Get to know each other. When she realises what a great guy you are, you'll be the first person on her mind when she decides she wants a boyfriend. Who knows, she might even fall in love with you. Don't rush things, you'll only scare her away.

Be cautious

Dear Coz,
I'm a 16-year-old girl. I have a boyfriend aged 18. He is also from my school. He told me that I'm his first love but I've heard from two younger boys that he had another girlfriend earlier. I didn't want to believe it, so I asked my boyfriend about her. He told me that she is his neighbour and a friend. He took it as a joke but I was serious. Please Coz, tell me what to do? I really don't know whether he has another girlfriend or not. I'm so frightened, I don't want to lose him as he's my first love. I love him very much.

Dear Maxmax,
A relationship depends on trust. I wouldn't believe each and every rumour you hear. Why not ask him to introduce you to this girl. If she's just a friend, that shouldn't be too much of a problem. You can always say that you want to get to know her as a friend too. Talk things out. It always helps. Explain to him how you feel without offending him. I'm sure he'll understand.


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