Ask Angel – Double Betrayal

I saw something last week and I am still seething. My boyfriend and I have only been together for a couple of weeks. So, we’ve been spending a lot of time together, and my best friend is usually there too. Lately, she’s been making it pretty obvious that she’s crushing on him. Just little comments about how funny he is or how sweet he is. I’ve usually brushed them off. Except, I had some people over the other night and watched the two of them walk off together. I followed them, and I watched her kiss him on the cheek. He didn’t say anything about us being together or that he can’t, he just smiled. To be honest, I didn’t stay to see what happened next. I just left the room quietly and hung out with other people. It’s been a few days, and I don’t know what to do. I’m so mad at both of them and so hurt. What should I do?

– seething
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Ask Angel – Pen Pals

Angel answers the question…

When I was much younger, I used to have a penpal who I would write letters to as a favour for her grandma, who was her only family (we knew each other through my grandma) because she wanted her to have a friend. I was a bit embarrassed back then, so I used one of my childhood friend’s names (without telling him) as an alias when writing to her. We sent letters back and forth to each other for several months but I lost contact with her once my family moved out of the city.
Fast-forward to present day, I had moved back to Toronto 3 years ago, and by complete chance, she was recently hired at where I work. I got put in a lot of shifts with her, we started to become friendly with each other, and I eventually caught feelings. She would always bring up her mysterious penpal (me) from a couple of years ago who she apparently has had a crush on ever since. Apparently, she’s been searching for me for years, but has had no luck. (My childhood friend doesn’t use social media which is why there’s no trace of his name online)
I felt really bad for disappearing from her life, and I wanted to make it up to her in any way I could. So, I contacted my childhood friend, explained the situation, and asked him to pretend to be me and meet up with her just for one day to cheer her up. The problem is, my childhood friend ALSO caught feelings for her, and asked her out.
Now, they are dating and he’s continuing with the lie that he was the one who wrote letters to her. I feel betrayed that my childhood friend would do me like that. Technically, yes, I did use his name without permission, but I’M the one that was her pen pal and I’M the one who she fell in love with! Am I the bad guy if I tell her the truth about everything and expose my childhood friend?
– H
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Ask Angel – Boyfriend vs Bestfriend

Angel answers the question…

Yesterday, my boyfriend came up to me and told me that my bestfriend tried to make a move on him. I’ve only known my best friend for two years, but I trust her. The problem is, I have dated my boyfriend since before Covid and I trust him as well. Anyways, I went to go confront her and she told me that my boyfriend had tried to hookup with her twice already. She didn’t tell me because she wanted our relationship to work out, I seemed so happy. She also said that she was going to tell me but then he beat her to it. I talked to my boyfriend again. He said she’s been flirting with him for a while and denies everything she said. I am currently not speaking to either of them but I don’t want to lose them!

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How it Ends: A Summary & Review

As high school students, we can all relate to the overwhelming stress, the agonizing drama from peers and the never ending lengths of self discovery we face. In Catherine Lo’s first ever novel, How it Ends, the struggles and hardships of many teens are highlighted and brought to life. How it Ends tells the story of two girls, Annie and Jess. In this best friends-at-first-sight tale, … Continue reading How it Ends: A Summary & Review