September 28, 2012 / submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom
When I answer questions of a personal nature, readers often get in touch with their own thoughts. So, we now have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday (with the question asker's permission) we open up a question to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I'll post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.
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I'm currently 16 and there is a girl I've liked on and off since I was about 14. We had both liked each other for a while but she drifted away. She's now had a boyfriend for almost 10 months. Recently she came to me and told me that I should play guitar and she should sing at a school event. I was very open to it but then she said that she and her boyfriend are both going to sing it. The lyrics are about being deeply in love with each other.
If I accompany them for an event that would potentially bring them closer together am I betraying my own feelings? This is really tough for me to explain and I hope I'm getting my point across. I just want advice on if it's worth doing this for my friend and crush and possibly bring her and her boyfriend to a whole new level, or should I back out and hope one day I'll have my chance with her. I'm so conflicted with this I don't even know if I'm making sense. Please give me some advice just to get my own thoughts straight so I can decide.
Thank you.
Keith USA

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The Oracle
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