Q: I’m thirteen years old and really like a girl at my church. She smiles at me a lot. I don’t know if she likes me, but now she really acts like a jerk. Does that mean she doesn’t like me anymore? I don’t do anything wrong.
A: Because she acts like a jerk may mean she doesn’t like e you anymore. Or it may mean that her Alka Seltzer tablets were laced with garlic. There’s no way to really know why a person acts like a jerk.
Seriously, often people act different because of circumstances nobody knows about. Her parents may be getting a divorce. She may be a victim of abuse. Or she may be struggling to get good grades. The point is, you never know what is going on in a person’s private life. Keep treating her in such a way that you can honestly continue to say, «I know I don’t do anything wrong.» That’s all you can do.