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Dear Coz
Try a different line
Dear Coz,
I'm a 15-year-old boy. I'm interested in a girl whose family runs a CD shop. I've seen her there many times. I don't have her phone number but I found out her mother's cell phone number and sent her some SMS messages. I never got a reply. Please tell me what I should do?

Dear MF,
Well, sending SMS messages to her mother's cell won't get you anywhere. The next time you see her at the shop, slip her a note or try to talk to her. Of course, there's no guarantee that she'll respond to your advances but if you truly like her, it's worth a try. Good luck!

Put an end to it
Dear Coz,
I'm a 19-year-old boy. I've fallen in love with my mother's younger brother's daughter. She's 16. I want to tell her I love her but I can't say it because I know it will create problems if we were to get married, as we're blood relations. She is my first love and I can't forget her. She's very cute and kind. I really love her. Please help me.
Broken Soul

Dear Broken Soul,
It's true you love her and all that but you know the complications that will arise. So why get yourself and this girl into such a mess. It's better to put an end to your feelings now rather than later. The closer you get to a person, the more it hurts. Right now she knows next to nothing about your feelings. You and only you can spare her the pain that will inevitably follow this relationship. Think about it. It's not just parental objections that you'll have to face. Your future happiness depends on it.

Be more mature
Dear Coz,
I'm a 17-year-old boy. I had an affair with a girl who is three years younger than me. One day we stayed out till late and as a result she got caught to her mother. The next day they visited our place and after that we couldn't communicate with each other. I can't forget her. I really need her. What can I do?

Dear Shakika,
She's too young to be staying out till late. No wonder her parents were mad. You should be taking care of her and not be the cause of her troubles. Maybe this separation would do both of you some good. You don't have to forget her. Try to be more responsible and mature. If you do, you might even win her parents over. If you truly love her, now is the time to make a few sacrifices. Be patient. Until her parents know they can trust her, she won't get as much freedom as she received earlier. Isn't there any way of communicating with her? Can't you get one of your cousin sisters to call her up or pass a message through a mutual friend? Just let her know that you're there for her and haven't deserted her at the first sign of trouble. If you both take things slow and easy, in a couple of years you might even be able to resume your relationship.

There are several ways
Dear Coz,
I'm in love with a boy who is 18. He used to live near our house but now they have shifted so I don't get to see him. Sometimes he shows me that he likes me. But I'm not sure. I really would like to know how he feels about me. Please help me find out whether he likes me or not.
Faded Rose (A.D)

Dear Faded Rose (A.D),
You could give him a call and check out his response or send a letter explaining how you feel. If you don't want to make the first move, then get to know him as a friend. Try to find the classes or social events that he attends. Make it a point to bump into him, accidentally of course, and start a conversation like 'Didn't you live down our road...' When the friendship grows, give him subtle signs to show that you're interested. Of course, the other option is to ask him directly and then you'll know where you stand right away.

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