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I like someone but I donít know if he likes me back. Should I tell or not tell my secret crush how I feel?


Dear D.M.,
Crushes are called crushes for a reason. They can hit you hard! People have been asking your question for hundreds of years and the answer is not crystal clear. It can feel wonderful to learn that your crush likes you, too. Imagine Christmas morning and your birthday combined. Woo-hoo! But when the person doesnít have a crush on you, it can feel like a dozen rainy Mondays all at once.

The good news is that crushes are like playing make-believe. Itís probably been a long time since you did that! But crushes are a way of imagining, thinking about, and even testing out what it is like to fall in love. So itís up to you if you want to take a risk and see if your crush likes you, too. Are you feeling brave? Or maybe youíll decide that your crush is more fun kept as a secret. The only thing we know for sure is that this wonít be your last crush.

Happy crushing!

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