Розмовна тема: Asking a friend for advice

Розмовна тема: Asking a friend for advice

I am a 16-year old girl with a big problem. I have fallen in love with a boy two years older than me. I have never felt like this before and I cannot concentrate on my schoolwork. I cannot think about anything else or anybody else, only him. It would be easier to ask him out but I have a boyfriend now, and first I must tell him the truth, leave him and stop seeing him completely. Moreover, you see, it is a rather hard thing to do.

 

I am not sure I want to leave one relationship to go straight into another one. I just do not know what to do. I am at a loss and I would like you to help me decide. Because both of them: my present boyfriend and the person I am attracted to are the ones who are handsome and personable. They have a broad range of interests and a good sense of humour. They know how to have a good time and can help me take problems in stride (перебороти без зусиль).

 

I cannot stand it when a boy is сосky (самовпевнений) or when he has an air of superiority. Boys who act stupid are not worth attention. It is fake and it makes them look like they try too hard to be like everyone else Besides, I will never date a person who drinks, smokes or does drugs. No exceptions! These two boys are nothing of the kind: they are not flighty (легковажний). The people I am attracted to both have nice smiles and good auras. They are all-round (з великим колом інтересів), friendly and likeable.

 

That is why breaking up is hard to do, especially if you split up with someone who likes you a lot. It might take him a while to get over it if you went out with him for a long time. The words that most people fear when they are going out with someone are “Can’t we just be friends?” However, I think, if you do want to split up with someone, most people agree it’s better to just get to the point (говорити по справі) and say it instead of beating about the bush (уникати прямої відповіді) and never saying it properly. I would prefer being honest and truthful with my ex-boy.

Some people feel angry after they have been “dumped” (залишений, покинутий) by their girl-friend or boy-friend. They cannot stand to look at the things their ex bought them or letters they wrote them so they get rid of them, by putting them in the bin or burning them or giving them away to someone. I prefer staying friends with each other because since our first meeting, we have been getting on well with each other.

 

I only hope that at first, my ex-boyfriend might miss me a lot and things will feel strange but after a while, he will get used to it and perhaps even enjoy it. After all, nobody is perfect and there must have been some things about me, as an ex-girlfriend, which got on his nerves like the way I was always late or something else. Frankly speaking, I do believe that he will find someone to go out as soon as he can. Well, I shall pluck up the courage (зібрати хоробрість) to tell him the truth. I am sure; I am going to do it immediately. I will try to be as good as my word. Don’t you believe in it?