America or my girlfriend?

My family wants to move back to the US, but the thing is, there’s this girl…

You will meet many more cute girls in your lifetime, says our elder. Go with the flow.

Dear EWC

First, some background. I was born in the USA and moved to the Philippines, where I currently live, when I was six. I didn’t really like it here up until a few months ago because it’s so much more different. I’m currently 14. I’m in 8th grade and last year, I finally got a girlfriend. Well things between us had been going good and I had finally made my peace with living here. Until my parents gave me some news. We might be moving back to the US this summer. Now I don’t know what to tell my parents. On the one hand, I really want to go back, I love the US so much. But on the other I have a beautiful, smart, funny, awkward, annoying, cute girl here. My parents want my opinion and I really don’t know what to tell them. I haven’t told them about her yet because I’m scared of their reaction. I also know that staying for a girl isn’t really the best idea, especially because I’m so young. But I love her and I don’t want to give it all away…

Helen replies

Do you have any idea of how many other beautiful, smart, funny, cute, etc., girls you will meet in your lifetime? I’m guessing this is your first real crush and you don’t want to give it up.

You are only 14 and whatever your parents’ reasons are for moving back to the US, I’m sure they are doing what they need to do. Lots of young people, especially those in military families, move from place to place many times during their young lives. My grandson was one of them. He was sometimes disappointed but, as we must all do at times, we just have to go with the flow!

Consider this move an adventure and make the best of it. You will be fine.

Letter #: 455222
Category: Dating/Relationship

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