Libby’s Corner: Oct. 9
Friends, students, Bellinghamsters, lend me your eyes. A new era of life advice is upon you and the time has come to solve your problems.
Welcome to Libby’s Corner, a safe place to send your secrets or troubles so they can be publicly read alongside the sage advice of The Western Front’s very own opinion editor.
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The answers are out there, all you have to do is stand in front of a mirror, say “Libby” three times then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following questions were submitted by Western Front staff members.
My boyfriend and I have been dating for a couple of months, but I’m already feeling him pull away. Last night when we were watching a movie, he was scrolling away on his phone. When he went to the bathroom, I found the Tinder app on his phone and saw that he was active “one minute ago.” ONE MINUTE AGO, LIBBY.
What should I do?
Tied up in Tinder
Dear Tied up in Tinder,
I see a couple of options for you:
- Get back on his account and rewrite his profile to include hobbies like dead fly collecting and warming up various kinds of fish in communal microwaves.
- Bake some laxative cookies, put them in a basket and deliver it to him right before he goes to class.
Or you could just ask him about it, but where’s the fun in that?
My roommate’s boyfriend stayed the night even though it was the middle of the week. How do I tell them I need a break from their relationship?
Dear Third Wheel,
Leave passive aggressive sticky notes everywhere. Ask how they slept that night, say how much you enjoy his company, ask when he’s coming over again.
But if you don’t want to invest in that many glue-coated pieces of paper, just bring it up while you and your roommate are hanging out. If they’re a good person, they’ll understand and respect your needs.
I have been in an on-again/off-again relationship for about a year now. I am ready to move on, but I don’t think he is. How do I kick him to the curb and still remain friends with him?
Trying to be single and ready to mingle
Dear Trying to be single and ready to mingle,
Invite him over to watch a movie then start flipping through Tinder.
Oh, wait, you still want to be friends. In that case, just let him know where your heart is. Tell him you don’t feel like being in a relationship anymore but you think he’s a fun person and you don’t want him out of your life for good. But be prepared for the possibility that he might need some space for a while first.