Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Annie (AKA Hey Terra!) has been around long enough to have experienced a lot of what Life can dish out. But, it hasn’t been so long that she's forgotten what it's like to be your age. Check out some of the thousands of email questions teens from around the world have sent to Terra. You may learn something useful from her answers:

Wish I had one:
“She treats me like a speck of dust.”

Hey Terra,

What do I do if I like a girl, but I know for a fact that she doesn't like me back? Whenever I talk to her, she acts like I'm an unimportant speck of dust, who she doesn't need to notice.



Dear Lost,

Why would you continue to like someone who acts like you're an "unimportant speck of dust"?! I mean, the way I see it, you're a good guy and if this girl doesn't appreciate what a great boyfriend you'd be, then that's a missed opportunity for her, not for you.

I'd say that you've done what's reasonable to get her attention... You've talked to her (politely, I hope). And if her response is to not treat you with the respect you deserve, then I'd say, let this one go.

You see, the "perfect" girl for you wants to be with you as much as you want to be with her. This girl who acts like you are beneath her can't possibly be the right girl for you.

See what I mean?

In friendship,


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