After primary school my mom enrolled me into one of the Catholic all girls school. Around that age, that’s when most girls go though puberty. If the only people you see around you is girls, aren’t you likely to get feelings for girls?
After some time I realised that I was slowly developing feelings towards girls and took a liking for them. I’ve been with a fair share of girls and boys and prefer to be in a relationship with a girl over any boy.
Anyway I’m in 5th form now. The school and my folks found out and don’t approve of it. The counselor at the school labels me as a bad influence and is preventing my friends from associating with me. They want me to change and become someone that’s not me or else I can kiss graduation good bye.
What should I do?
Dear Confused Teen,
You probably developed feelings for girls because you are surrounded by girls who treat you the way you want to be treated.
However, can I suggest that as a student for the time being you direct your energy to your school work?
In other words I am encouraging you to check your priorities. Get yourself an education!
I am not saying that you should completely deny your feelings but they can be put on hold while you complete your education.
After you have made yourself a well educated young lady, you can start seriously thinking of the different options that are before you in terms of intimate relationships.
Have a problem? Write to Dear Bella at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear Bella is published Tuesdays. All letters are subject to editing and the editor has the right to not publish an article if it does not meet the company’s editorial standards. Also, the advice given is not necessarily expert advice, and is basically an opinion, therefore we accept no liability that result from giving any opinion. As such we encourage you to seek the advice of a professional counselor.
Copyright 2012 Dominica News Online, DURAVISION INC. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.