Dear Courtney Advice Column

Dear Courtney is GRL MAG’s advice column. Courtney welcomes questions from you. You can email her your questions at

Dear Courtney,

Lately my best friend since kindergarten has been distancing himself from me. We’re both juniors in high school now. When I’m with him and his guy friends, he acts like I’m not around. We don’t talk as much as we used to, and when we do, he cuts the conversation short. My friends tell me that I should forget about him because it seems like he forgot about me, but I don’t know if I should follow their advice. What do I do?



Dear Anonymous,

I think the real question you have to ask yourself is do you see him as a good friend? If his friendship is really important to you? If you decide he is, just talk to him about it. If he continues blowing you off, then you have your answer.

XOXO Courtney

Dear Courtney,

     My name is Ariana and I have a crush on this guy that is in my grade. He can sing, play the piano, skateboard, and is sporty. My friend has a class with him but they tell me that he is a jerk. Do you think it is worth getting to know him better or should I keep it just a simple crush?



Dear Ariana,

It never hurts to try. I would just start by maybe bringing up a topic about piano or skateboarding, and see if you really like him as a person. You never know what might happen. Would you rather know than always wonder?

XOXO Courtney

Dear Courtney,

Earlier this year I had to take a medicine to help my disease and one of the side effects of the medicine made me swollen and super hungry , which caused me to eat a little bit more. The kids at my school have been teasing me and saying I look chunky and are calling me chubby. It’s been hurting my feelings. How should I resolve this with them?

                                     – Dobby

Dear Dobby,

The best advice I could give to you is to be yourself. Most kids who are hurt feed off of kids they think they can hurt as well, make sure you put on a brave face and be as friendly as you can be.

XOXO Courtney


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