Advice: October 22nd


Q: Should I give up on a guy who is confusing the heck out of me? 

Rue: It honestly depends. You’re definitely worth more than someone who is going to just confuse you, but communication is key. Start setting boundaries with him, explain to him he is confusing you and you aren’t going to stick with it if he’s going to keep this on. Set your ground. But if he is still acting the same way, leave. If his presence is causing more harm than good, it is not healthy.

Kaleigh: Be straight up with them. Tell him exactly how you feel and ask him to share the same. If you don’t get the answer you want, move on.

Tyler: Try talking it out with them and see where it goes from there. If that doesn’t work, kick them to curb.

Tink: Yes – if he’s confusing you, then why waste your time?

Emma: Don’t let confusion – especially over boys/relationships – confuse you so much that it stresses you out. Don’t let it get to that point.

Q: How do I deal with school and maintain good mental health? 

Rue: Set a day or two out of each week for yourself. Go play outside like your inner child might want to, or watch a show your inner child would watch! Have a deep conversation with a friend or adult, or with yourself, about something that might be stressing you out. Still try to get some school work done, but always make time for yourself. Get off your phone and go walk outside with no shoes on in the grass and ground yourself. If you ever feel like you have too much stress going on, tell your teacher and ask for an extension. Your mental health is just as important as your education.

Kaleigh: Prioritize and do what you can, but don’t stress yourself out. Don’t put so much on your plate that you can’t handle it. Make sure the people in your life only bring positivity and sunshine. Get rid of anyone who doesn’t.

Tyler: It is going to be a very complicated thing to try to keep up with both. Even though the work may mentally drain you, try to find someone – a teacher, admin, friend – who can help you stay on top of things and keep a positive mindset.

Tink: If needed, take a break when you can. Try to get some help because it’s okay to not always be able to do things on your own.

Emma: Have things outside of school that you enjoy, so that when you’re finished with school, you can release the stress.