Agony Aunt – December 2018

I moved to uni last month and my boyfriend and I have already broken up. I feel like I missed out on freshers and societies because I was too consumed by my time with him. Any suggestions?

You can join a society anytime! Just send one of the societies that interest you an email and find out how you can get involved. If you are interested in sports most clubs do another round of tryouts and taster sessions in January. So don’t panic yourself – the more the merrier is the saying! Plus, meeting new people is the best way to move on.

I think I am falling for my best friend but he isn’t gay. Even though I wouldn’t act on it, I still want to be honest but I don’t want it to ruin our friendship.

Be honest and explain how important your friendship is, and that you understand they are straight so you’re not going to act on those feelings. Give them their space to come to terms with it so your friendship can move on. If they are a true friend, you’ll get through it.

My girlfriend is convinced my mum doesn’t like her and I don’t know how to
fix this?

This is common. Meeting the parents can be nerve racking and leave you worrying. Speak to your mum honestly and see what she says. Try and re-introduce your girlfriend at times where other family members or friends are there to take some of the pressure and attention off your girlfriend.

I’ve tested positive for an STI, but I don’t know how to tell my previous partners.

Honesty is the best policy. At the end of the day, one of them will be the one who gave it to you. So, it’s really important that they know so it doesn’t spread. It can be awkward but the stigma will never end if people aren’t honest.

by Katie Brewster


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