October 7, 1964, Wednesday. Went crazy and called Jack… World Series starts today.
It’s getting better everyday. Kid’s at school are even taking bets to see how long I can last wearing this black wig. People are getting used to me as a brunette. All we did was talk about Dave and Jack and old times today. After school I went shopping to buy my sister Donna and her friend Linda K. their Pledge stuff. Tonight for some reason I actually called a boy. I wanted to get Bill’s number for Sandy, so I called Jack. He was so nice. We talked for a long time. He hasn’t changed a bit. He even told some dumb jokes. He really sounded happy to hear from me. I sorta broke the ice. I think I could really like Jack, but I couldn’t hurt Sandy. I called her later and she almost passed out when I told her I called Jack. She likes him so much. That’s why I will never go out with him.
Dear Dr. G.,
I am a 17-year-old girl and I’m going into my senior year of high school. I have a serious problem. At least it’s a problem to me. Maybe other girls wouldn’t think it’s a dilemma but to me it is.
My friend broke up with her boyfriend of 6 months about a month ago. I’m working at a day camp this summer with guess who? my friend’s ex-boyfriend. My friend liked this boy a lot. I’m not really sure why he broke up with her. She didn’t talk about it much but she seemed upset when it happened. Now that I’m working with this boy-maybe we can call him Jim-I’m starting to like him. I am pretty sure that he has feelings for me too. He asked me to go to a movie this past weekend but I said no because I was so nervous and confused about what to do.
Dr. G.:Are there rules about a situation like this? I would like to go on a date with Jim but I don’t want to upset my friend and I don’t want other girls to get mad at me. Do you have any advice? I asked my mother and she said that I should write to you. So, I listened to my mom. HELP.
A Confused Teenage Girl