Dear Carol

"Dear Carol, I'm crushing on my bestie's brother"

Dear Carol, 

So I have a really big crush on my friend's brother! My friend knows and doesn't mind. The problem is that he knows I like him,...and hasn't done anything. What does that mean? He's super funny and sweet and gorgeous! I almost want to make the first move, but I'm afraid. What should I do?

-  Crushing On My Friend's Bro

Dear Crushing On My Friend's Bro,

When you're afraid, listen to your gut. Yours is telling you to slow down. You have a crush and your friend's blessings, but the boy in question knows you like him and hasn't taken action. So why push this? Give him a minute and things may go your way. Or maybe you two are too far apart in age, and he's more aware of this than you are. Or maybe he just wants to stay friends. No harm, no foul. 

Carol Weston is the author of 16 books including GirltalkSpeed of Life and Ava and Pip. Follow her on Insta @carolwestonnyc and visit

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by GL | 6/2/2023