ALSO BY YASMIN SHIRAZ
PHASE 1: DATINGSelecting the right person, comparing yourself to other girls, dating older guys, understanding true love, dating a popular person, understanding male emotions, disrespectful young men, accepting expensive gifts, cyberdating, etc….
How will I ever get a boyfriend if all the girls in school are prettier or dress better than I do?
What should I say if someone asks me if I’m a virgin?
How do I make a good first impression?
There’s a guy in my neighborhood who has asked me out a couple of times. He’s eighteen, and I’m fourteen. Do you think he’s too old for me?
What is true love?
All the girls in my school want to date the most popular guy in our class. Why is that?
True or false? Girls are a lot more sensitive than boys are.
There’s a guy I really like, but he doesn’t know that I’m alive.How do I get him to notice me?
Why does it seem like some girls get all the guys?
There are a bunch of guys at school who are loud and bully girls in the hallway. One of the boys in the group likes me. Should I give him a chance?
How do I know for sure that a guy’s not interested in dating me?
Adults are always telling me to “love myself,” but what does that really mean? I don’t want to be conceited. And what does self-love have to with dating anyway?
Are all smart girls lonely? I don’t want to spend so much time on my schoolwork that I graduate from high school without ever going on a date.
The guys at school are so corny. Why are they so immature?
What is lust?
My mom doesn’t allow me to accept expensive gifts from guys. What’s the big deal? If they want to spend their money like that, why should I stop them?
There is so much on television about plastic surgery—women getting nose jobs or breast implants. And in the magazines every other model or celebrity is described as having a weave. How am I supposed to keep up with all of this?
My best friend’s old boyfriend hit on me when I saw him recently.My best friend says she doesn’t like him anymore. Should I date him?
There’s a boy I know who is really sweet. He’s asked me out a few times, but I’ve said no because he’s not that cute. I’m afraid my friends will tease me for dating an ugly guy. Should I date him anyway?
Is the guy I’ve spent all night talking to at a party really a stranger?
I met a guy in a teen chat room, and he seems really cool.Should I meet him in person?
People spend a lot of time judging girls by what they wear. If it’s what’s inside that counts, why can’t I wear whatever I want?
Football, basketball, baseball? I can’t follow any of it. Why do guys love sports so much, anyway?
Are some guys simply destined to be just your friend?
A guy just tried to grope me in the hallway. My friend says he likes me; I think he disrespected me. Why do guys do that, and what should I do?
My girlfriend and I both like the same guy, but I don’t want to compete with her for him. Our friendship is too important. What should we do?
Hey, dating is about experience, right? So shouldn’t a girl try to date as many guys as possible?
Will a bad boy ever change? Sometimes they just need the right girl to come along, right?
People put so much stock in first impressions. Do they really matter that much?
A girl in the neighborhood was recently assaulted. How do I avoid becoming a victim?
PHASE 2: RELATIONSHIPSBeing yourself in a relationship, dealing with an abusive boyfriend, handling ex-girlfriends, getting dumped, ending relationships on a good note, being a good listener, interfering in other people’s relationships, resolving differences etc….
What makes a guy your boyfriend, as opposed to simply a guy you’re dating?
My boyfriend has a bad temper, and once he punched me. Afterward he was really sorry and promised never to do it again, but some days his temper scares me. Should I stay with him?
I want to get my boyfriend’s name tattooed on my arm, but my mom went off when I told her. I don’t understand why she’s trippin’. He and I are going to be together forever.
I have trouble talking to my boyfriend about certain things. I don’t think he’ll understand. So our relationship isn’t the way that I want it to be.
My boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend keeps saying that she wants to meet with me. Do you think I should?
I don’t understand how it is that I can be crazy about someone for three months and then not be interested. Is there something wrong with me?
What exactly is female intuition?
I don’t know what it is about him, but I just can’t stand my best friend’s new boyfriend. Should I tell her?
My boyfriend and I argue all the time. Does that mean we should break up?
My boyfriend hates my best friend. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t spend time with them both. What should I do?
My boyfriend just dumped me, and I’m devastated! He already has a new girlfriend.
Can a breakup ever be mutual?
My girlfriend says that you should jump right back into dating after a relationship ends. What do you think?
Sometimes I think my boyfriend is lying to me. Am I just jumping to conclusions?
Is there ever a situation when you should fight over a guy?
What should I do if I find out my best friend’s boyfriend is cheating on her?
My best friend never wants to talk to me about my boyfriend. It’s like she’s jealous or something. Why can’t she just be happy for me?
Sometimes my boyfriend says little things that hurt my feelings. Am I being too sensitive?
Is a monogamous relationship really possible?
My boyfriend will make little comments that tell me that he wants me to change. Could this be a way for me to grow?
What’s in the past is in the past. I shouldn’t ask about my boyfriend’s past relationships, right?
Am I ever going to get over my ex-boyfriend?
What does compromise mean?
I’m somewhat curious about my boyfriend’s crew. Should I try to get to know his friends?
At my school, it seems like most of the guys have two girlfriends. Is sharing your boyfriend with another girl normal?
My parents don’t like my boyfriend. Can I get them to like him?
I’ve been getting a funny feeling around my boyfriend lately. He’s never where he says he’s going to be. When I ask him certain questions, he refuses to answer me. What should I do?
Am I destined to go through high school never having a boyfriend?
I tell my boyfriend one thing, and he does the opposite. What’s happening?
My boyfriend’s mother acts like she’s trying to get in between us. Should I confront her?
My boyfriend complains that I’m too jealous. Can’t he see that I just care about him and am protective of our relationship?
My boyfriend and I don’t go out together in public very much. He tells me he’s really private. Should I be concerned?
My boyfriend is really jealous. Doesn’t that show that he really likes me?
Is it okay to date someone of another race?
Is it a bad idea to ask my brother for advice on boys? I don’t necessarily want him so involved in my business.
My girls are complaining that I never want to spend time with them since I started a new relationship. I feel that I have to choose my girls or my boyfriend.
Why does breaking up have to be so bitter?
My boyfriend has a lot of problems at home. What should I do with all his drama?
Should I give my ex-boyfriend a second chance?
Can a girl and a guy just be friends?
My boyfriend never takes me out, saying he can’t afford to. But he’s always buying things. Should I think something is up?
There’s a secret I haven’t told anyone: I like girls. Am I just going through a weird phase?
Sure, sometimes my boyfriend seems a little quirky, and sometimes he acts strangely. But there’s nothing to worry about, right?
I’m attracted to a guy out of state. What my boyfriend doesn’t know can’t hurt him, right?
Why should I listen to what somebody else is saying about my boyfriend? That person is probably just jealous.
People are always saying that you should be friends with someone before dating them. But isn’t love supposed to be an immediate feeling?
My ex-boyfriend has a new girlfriend. Every time I see them together, I feel sick to my stomach.
I feel as though I’ve outgrown my boyfriend, but my sense of commitment keeps me in the relationship.
My boyfriend does some irritating things that get on my nerves. I’ve told him about them, but he still keeps doing them.
It’s six months since I broke up with my boyfriend, and I’m still crying myself to sleep every night.
PHASE 3: INTIMACYDiscussing your sexual status, how sex impacts your life, birth control options, going backstage to meet celebrities, condoms, date rape drugs, pregnancy, dirty old men, etc….
Is everyone having sex, and am I the only one missing out?
I performed oral sex on my boyfriend. Oral sex isn’t as serious as “real” sex, right?
Abstinence is hard. How long should I wait?
What does a gynecologist do?
I believe that sex is a natural part of life. What harm will come to me if I have sex with whomever I choose?
What kinds of birth control exist?
Can you get pregnant if you’re only making out?
What are stars thinking when they see young, pretty girls backstage?
My boyfriend tells me that a condom isn’t necessary because we’re both faithful to each other.
Old guys are always making passes at me. What is their problem? Do they think they seriously have a chance?
I’m sixteen, and my boyfriend is nineteen. Is it really against the law for us to have sex, even when we both agree?
My chemistry teacher is young, and I enjoy flirting with him. Is that wrong?
Is there really such a thing as a date-rape drug?
If I have a baby, I’ll become a more motivated person. It’ll force me to be more responsible.
I’m already pregnant. Should I just go ahead and marry the guy?
My boyfriend suggested that I have sex with his friend, since he and his boy share everything. Have you ever heard of such a thing?
Should I be tested for HIV?
I think my ex-boyfriend gave me herpes. Should I confront him about it?
I’m pregnant, and I know I don’t have the resources to properly raise a child. But abortions are wrong, right?
Who Can I Talk to About Dating, Relationships, and Intimacy?
What Organizations Can Help Me?
What Are the Different Kinds of Birth Control, and How Do They Work?
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