Ask Angel – My Not So Secret Crush

There is a girl that I’ve started to talk to more often in class. I used to have a crush on her and I’ve stopped but recently I’ve been using any excuse to have any sort of conversation with her. Talking to her is the highlight of my day. I really like getting to know her and I love making her laugh-especially because she’s kind of shy. Yesterday I overheard her say something about me to her friends. I’m not exactly sure what it was, but she laughed and I think it’s bad. What if she thinks I like her again? I mean I don’t even know if she likes to talk to me or if I’m just some annoying dude in her class that she’s forced to tolerate. Advice?

– worried
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Ask Angel – Big Mouth

My sister and I don’t get along very well. Never have. We just bicker all the time and yell at each other. Yesterday, we got into a really big fight. Like screaming at each other big. She said somethings to me, I said somethings to her until finally I yelled that I can’t wait for her to go to university so I can finally be rid of her. It got really quiet, and then she left. She looked hurt and she hasn’t talked to me since. I do feel bad. I didn’t really mean it. I love my sister, despite our fighting. How do I fix this?

– wishing I never opened my mouth
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Tone Indicators

By Remington Ross

Have you ever been texting someone and couldn’t understand if the message they sent was serious or meant to be a joke? Well, there’s a solution: tone indicators. Tone indicators are mainly used by neurodivergent people who have difficulty understanding tone, but they’re becoming more widespread by the day. 

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Ask Angel – The Other Super-Spreader STIs

So I hooked up with this girl at Richview and im like 95% sure I have an STD or something… like I know I forsure caught something cause its itching my uglies and Ive never had this before. Like do I confront her? I mean I have to tell her right cause like its like what if she’s a super spreader. Also im so embarrassed to tell my parents and friends like ugh

– possibly infected
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Ask Angel – Socially Distanced Friendships

Before the pandemic my friends and I were so close, now we barely hangout, they still hangout without me and I see it all the time on Snapchat. I really care about them and thought that they felt the same about me…do I confront them? 

– left behind
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Boyfriend or Predator?

I’m in grade 9 and I am talking to an older guy in grade 12. Everyone says that the age gap is weird and that he is “preying” on me but it really doesn’t feel that way. I think he really cares about me and isn’t using me for my body or anything, my friends still think I should stop talking to him but I don’t really want to…how do I know for sure that he really likes me? 

– So in love?

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Ask Angel – My Unfair Teacher

One of my teachers doesn’t like me and it’s affecting my grades. The teacher barely acknowledges me in class and is always in a bad mood when I try to speak/ask questions. My teacher will happily answer the same questions from a different student tho. I don’t know what to do and I think I deserve better marks for the work I am handing in, but I always get roughly the same grade no matter what. How do I get them to acknowledge my concerns without sounding like a brat?

– not a teacher’s pet
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Ask Angel – The Final Online Stretch

Online learning is way harder for me than in person, I can’t focus on school at home and miss all the important information. It makes me feel way dumber. Summatives might be happening online and I need advice on how to fix this before I drop the ball hard in the final stretch. How do you adapt to online learning? Is it a different mindset or just that I need to change the desk I sit at? There’s 24 tabs open at once and I don’t know where the music’s coming from.

– Pro Procrastinator
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Ask Angel – Dad’s Not So Secret “Hobby”

Let’s say you have a completely normal family (not that I’m assuming that your family isn’t normal of course but this is hypothetical.) In your very average family, your mom comes home by 3:30pm and your dad goes to work and comes back by 5pm. Everyday this is the same routine. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Well, I thought the same thing until I found out the truth. A few days ago, my hockey practice ended early. Because my mom wasn’t coming home until later in the evening, I had to take the bus home. And when I came into my house – I was met by the worst surprise of my life. My father was sitting in the coach with another woman laughing their heads off. And then he kisses her. I was so stunned that I didn’t even get to see the woman’s face. I haven’t told him or my mom what I saw, but I managed to keep my interactions with him minimal… I have no idea what to do. Should I tell my younger brother? My mom? Should I confront my dad? Threaten him? I’m so lost. I’m imploding.

– The Child
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