Being a Teenage Girl Sucks

7 comments | February 16th, 2012

(story submitted anonymously, by a teenaged Chestist)

Are you a teen, been a teen, raising a teen?  If you are, have been, or might be…you'll get this, and her story:

Being a teenager sucks bad. Being a teenage girl sucks even more.

Okay, so I like this guy… a lot. I catch myself glancing at him every 10 minutes at least in school, which is really embarassing because I'm sure someone has noticed. I can't talk to him at all. I'm an extremely shy person, except when I'm with my friends. We have a really small school so we are in pretty much all our classes together. Almost everytime he's near me and I'm with my friends, I try to show off, which is absolutely ridiculous. I actually find myself thinking about what I can say and do to catch his attention. I end up making a huge fool of myself.

I never used to act like this around anyone before. The problem is, I can't seem to stop acting like a crazy person when I'm around him. It's realllly bad, or at least I see it that way. I so wish that I could be inside his head and be able to fix mine. {end story}

Pretty sure we've all acted the fool in front of the ONE PERSON we don't want to.  Why is that?  How does our self seem to rise up against us and present it's most self-defeating portrayal of us at the worst times?  How do you recover…because we almost all do?  Any advice from any one of you on how our writer can "stop acting like a crazy person around him"?

Here's ours.  It's not easy – it may make you feel even more vulnerable – tell him how you feel.  Tell him what you want.  Speak your truth.


  • 123me

    Posted on February 16, 2012

    Ugh. If only I knew why I do this because I do this too. All. The. Time.

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  • B.M.F.

    Posted on February 16, 2012

    Every time I want to be cool and collected in front of someone I like, I practically forget how to speak English.

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  • Stef

    Posted on February 16, 2012

    A couple of years ago i was dating this guy. we hadn’t been dating very long and I guess didn’t really know each other all that well, looking back. Anyway, one day I was with a friend and we were bumped into him. I was so excited and nervous that when I started making introductions I COULD NOT REMEMBER HIS NAME. NOT AT ALL. I kept saying and “Jilly this is, this is, this is — you know, what’s his name.” Wanted to die.

    The relationship didn’t last much longer.

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  • Been There

    Posted on February 16, 2012

    I hundred percent agree with the advice. Tell him how you feel. Never regret honesty that doesn’t hurt someone else.

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  • Dani

    Posted on February 20, 2012

    I just want to agree with the title. SUCKS :(

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