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Dear Amy,



My mother and I are really close. There is only one problem. She doesn’t know I am hanging out with boys. She is always telling her friends that I am different and not interested in that sort of thing. I want to know if I should tell her. The one other time I lied to her, she cried because I kept a secret from her for so long. I need help to solve the problem.





From



Boy-Crazed Girl









Dear Boy-Crazed Girl,



I think you should be honest with your mom. Think of how hurt she will be if she hears that you’re hanging out with the boys instead of having fun with girls. I am sure it will hurt her to hear you have been untruthful, and you owe it to her to apologize. I am sure you want her to be proud and brag about you, and it is sad to disappoint her. If I were you, I would sit down privately with her and tell her all of it. Remember to apologize. Ask for help in learning to be open-minded and truthful, even when the truth is difficult.



“To be caught in a lying web is one thing, but to own up to a lie and apologize is a way to build good and strong character.”



Amy