My name is Emma. I'm fifteen years old and a sophomore in High School. One of my really good guy friends is going into the Marines in the fall and I really like him... yes in that way... but anyway, He's 19. Before you go off on the whole, "wait... he's four years older than you..." rampage, I know. I'm very well aware of that. I realize that it’s not even legal for us to date anyway. But think of it this way, 10 or 15 years from now, four years is NOT going to make a difference. There are 85-year-olds marrying 30-year-olds... It’s not unheard of. My OPP is about how I should go about telling him or if I even should at all. He's just going to California for training but I'm still scared to death that he will eventually be deployed and I will never get to tell him how I feel. What should I do?”
So, what do you think she should do? Do you have any advice for Emma?
If you could go back and confess your love for someone, would you?
There are two things that come to mind when I read this OPP. One, you’re too young to know what love really is, but really who am I to stand in the way. We all have a different view on love and you can’t really know what the person is feeling unless you are standing in their shoes. So, the second thing that came to my mind is, tell him! Tell him everything, don’t leave anything out. Just sit down with him, let him know where you’re coming from and don’t be afraid to show your heart. We pass up the chance to say I love you so many times and we always look back regretting that decision. There’s no time to waste in life!