My Brother Told His Friend He’s My Secret Crush, and I’ve Never Felt More Embarrassed

Hi everyone!

How have you guys been? The weather’s been a bit gloomy these days and I’m in the mood to binge listen to my favorite songs, wrapped up in a blanket in my bed, all day long. But I’M ON A VERY IMPORTANT MISSION to help my teenage followers, so I made myself some hot chocolate, grabbed a couple of scoops of ice cream from the freezer, and here I am, READY TO HELP YOU solve any problems, as usual. Here’s a message from Natalie, and it looks like she’s in quite a tricky situation right now.

Hi Natalie! I’m sorry you had to go through this and that it made you feel so embarrassing. Teenage love is so VULNERABLE and TENDER that someone’s rude interference can ruin everything. But hey! There’s really nothing to be ashamed of! I’m sure your brother didn’t mean to hurt you.

To cheer you up a bit, I’m going to tell you a story I’VE NEVER TOLD ANYONE before. Once, I found myself in quite a similar situation...

It happened when I was 12 years old. I fell in love with a boy from my school, Sam. Sam was handsome, kind, and SO FUNNY! My then best friend, Sandra, was the only one who knew I liked Sam. I didn’t tell anyone else about it — Sandra was the only person who knew Sam was my secret crush.

One day I got to the school cafeteria and noticed that everyone was kind of staring at me. I knew something was wrong. Then a couple of girls sitting right next to me started laughing and singing, “Sue likes Saaaam, Sue likes Saaaam...” It was HORRIBLE! I started sweating and, of course, I couldn’t eat my lunch. I RUSHED OUT OF THE CAFETERIA, went home, and started crying.

How could Sandra do this? Did she tell the whole class I liked Sam? Oh god, DID SHE TELL SAM?! Thoughts were rushing through my head and I couldn’t sleep the whole night. Sandra was calling me, but I didn’t pick up the phone. I was so ANGRY with her!

It turned out that one of Sandra’s friends told her that she liked Sam. Sandra didn’t want anyone to take my crush from me, and she told that girl that I liked Sam and that he was going to date ME. Sandra thought she was doing a good thing and she didn’t mean to hurt me. Long story short, I forgave her. And you know what? Sam finally found out that I liked him from the rumors and HE ASKED ME OUT! And we went to the movies the next day. Who knows, I might have never dared to tell Sam I liked him, but OTHERS DID IT FOR ME!

The point is that, no matter how Mike learned that he’s your crush. Now that HE KNOWS, you don’t have to come up to him with your palms sweating and say, “I like you” yourself. HE ALREADY KNOWS! That’s great! So, make the most of this situation and don’t be embarrassed! There’s nothing to be ashamed of!

I hope my story cheered you up at least a little bit, Natalie! Keep me updated with how things are going between you and Mike!

Guys, has someone ever told your secret crush you liked them? How did it make you feel? What did you do? Let’s chat in the comments!


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