My boyfriend comes from a family that is really different than mine. But, we seem to get along well. Is it a big problem that our backgrounds are so different?
It really is true that opposites can attract. As long as you both are comfortable with the relationship and treat each other the way you should, there aren’t many problems. If you both have different values, then you might run into issues. For example, if your family values education and his doesn’t, you might end up with conflict down the line over things like college, etc. In the present, try to bring out the best in each other.
I really like this girl, but she always goes for guys who aren’t good for her. How can I make her see this?
Sadly, people of all ages (boy and girl) make very poor relationship choices. They often do this for complicated reasons like family life, lack of role models, or simply immaturity. One thing is for sure: unless she wants to change, you’re not going to change her. She’ll need to realize it herself and it might take years. Be a good friend, look out for her when possible, but realize that she is responsible for her own choices and you might have to accept her for the fact that she makes bad choices in men.
I need a date for prom and don’t want to go alone. I’m a senior! Help!
While there are all sorts of ways to ask a girl to a dance, the easiest is to just simply find a girl you know might have an interest in you who doesn’t have a date already and just ask her. The direct approach is usually the best. If you get turned down keep asking.
My parents keep forcing me to go to church and I hate it.
Let’s look at it this way. Maybe church means something to your parents and they feel it will make you a better person or benefit you in some way. Likely the commitment is an hour or two a week. If you feel really strongly about it, talk to your parents honestly. They might listen. If it’s just an annoyance, maybe see it as a way of making your parents happy and make the best of it. You can see it as a chance to meet new people, for example.