Hey Rosie!
July 31, 2009
What about love?

Hey Rosie,

I just finished high school and I am about to go to the United States to live with my mother and two older sisters. That was the plan because they wanted me to finish school here first. But Rosie, I don’t want to go because I have a boyfriend. He is 18 and I am 17. I love him and I don’t want to go.{{more}} I told my mom and she just laughed and asked me if I am crazy. He is kind, understanding and loving. I understand that I am going away for my education but what about love? Please don’t tell me that I am too young to know about life. I know I love my boyfriend and he loves me and we want to be together.

Help me please

Dear Help Me Please,

You made me laugh only because you already knew what I was going to say and you are letting me know that you do not wish to hear it! Well, my love, that is too bad! You going to hear it again, you are too YOUNG to be making any kind of life changing decisions like this. Do you think you are the first person to feel this way? Do you think that there aren’t other girls and guys right now feeling all these emotions because they are leaving their “sweetie” behind? Girl, please listen to me and listen carefully. Focus on your bigger picture right now, and that is your education and, of course, re-connecting with your mother and your sisters.

Do you know how many people would want to be in your predicament right now, and have the opportunity to go away and further their education? In addition, the chance to see and learn more about what this life has to offer? Also, really ask your self this. If the shoe were on the other foot, would he REALLY pass up such an opportunity for you? Hmmmm, I really wonder if he would?

Finally, my friend, you live the world where there are phone cards (so you may hear his wonderful voice), IM (so you may get an instant response), email and texting (so you may continue to know that you are still the one). You can stay in touch via these methods. Keep in mind that you are about to meet many, many, new people at school, at work and in your day-to-day life. Keep an open mind and maybe you and your boyfriend should discuss this as well. He may end up being a very close friend for a lifetime, if you both lay your cards on the table regarding were you both go from here.

I truly wish you the very best and hope that you understand that we only want what’s best for your future. Don’t end it before it begins. Good luck and much success in the future.


Send questions to Rosie at: heyrosie24@yahoo.com or P.O Box 152, Kingstown, St. Vincent & the Grenadines.