Dear Debby is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly advice column for Fictional, Young Adult characters to get some life or romance advice. Debby is a caring, nurturing soul giving down to earth, wise words of wisdom to those in need.
I met this moody, strange boy at my new school. Whilst he is insanely attractive, he and his family act weirdly. I’ve just discovered that they are actually vampires that can go out during the day when it’s not sunny – because they sparkle. I’m okay with this. Really. The guy, Joseph* is inhumanely attractive and I feel an almost irresistible pull toward him. The only problem is that, apparently, I smell absolutely delicious to him. Like he has to resist killing me every single second we’re together. I know it’s dangerous, but he’s so wonderful! He watches me sleep, he’s with me every possible moment, he’s gorgeous and I think I want to become a vampire to stay with him forever even though I’m only 17. As long as he can resist ripping my throat out we should be okay, right? Should I stay?
*Names changed to protect anonymity
Dear Risky in Forks,
What the fuck is wrong with you? No, really. He has to physically resist murdering you every second you’re together? And he watches you sleep?! Girl, what is wrong with you? Listen to me. Stop thinking with your ovaries, disconnect the dependent personality and pretend you have a shred of self esteem for five minutes. You’re all of seventeen years old. Whatever love you think you have for him – try to put it in a framework. You are not going to be the same person at 27 as you are at 17. You have a whole world of experience to go through and changes to make before you become who you really are. And before you even discover who you really are and what the world has instore for you, you’re going to eternally bind yourself to a guy you barely know? Sweetie, this shit isn’t like catching an STD. If this goes bad, you don’t put some ointment on and warn your next partner. And, even worse, he watches you sleep and wants to spend every second of the day with you? That’s normal for a new relationship, but what if that doesn’t change – and you do. What if his obsessive, controlling personality starts to annoy you? What if you need space and time to grow? Space and time that he can’t or won’t give you? You may feel like an adult, but you aren’t – irrational and impulsive decision-making is a childish attribute. And choosing to give up your humanity and freedom is both, no matter how you look at it. You should strike out for independence and take the time to really know who you are and what you want out of life before you make any permanent decisions. Also, he wants to drink your blood. I can’t stress this enough. That shit is freaky.