I Think I Lost Him Forever. Can You Give Me Some Advice?

Dr. Wendy Walsh Dr. Wendy Walsh • 9/25/14

Reader Question:

I was dating this boy in school who had a few mild mental issues. I was the only person who would stand up for him. We formed a very strong relationship until he moved. I keep cursing myself for never giving him my address/phone number. It’s been a year now and I’ve been trying to get in touch and find him since he left, and I’m sure he’s doing the same for me.

I don’t know why but I started dating another boy, but I can’t bear the thought of dating anyone besides Andrew. I feel very alone right now. I need some advice.

-Emma T. (Virginia)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Oh sweetie, my heart goes out to you. Your story is the stuff that most romantic literature and movies are based on. Girl meets boy. Girls loses boy. Girl gets boy back. All you have left is to create the final act of your romantic movie.

We live in a world where people are only a mouse click away. Find Andrew’s parents, his friends, his new school. Check Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Someone who knows how to reach Andrew can be found through your keyboard. I promise.

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