Dear Queenie,

  My boyfriend is away at college and I will be going there too when I finish high school. But until then I am very lonely.

  There is this other boy here that I like spending time with and we are getting to be very close friends, but just friends, nothing more. However, I can imagine that there could be something more for us if I didn’t have my faraway boyfriend.

  Queenie, is this what they call “emotional cheating”?—Lonely girlfriend  


Dear Girlfriend,

  You are a bit young to have an exclusive relationship. Both you and your “faraway boyfriend” should be free to gain experience by dating many other people before you make an exclusive commitment.