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by Abigail Van Buren

Teen Treated Like Dirt Should Dust Herself Off and Move On

DEAR ABBY: It has been two years, and I haven't been able to get over my first love. I just graduated from high school and I'll soon be 18, but I still can't get used to the idea that he's gone. When we broke up, he made me feel like dirt.

We had been a couple since my freshman year, and he dumped me at the beginning of my junior year because I didn't want to give him my virginity. Later I discovered he had been cheating on me with my best friend. Please help. -- CAN'T MOVE ON

DEAR CAN'T MOVE ON: Why did you allow him to make you feel like "dirt"? Be glad you didn't have sex with him. If you HAD, he would probably have cheated on you anyway.

You have your whole life ahead of you. Please don't waste one more second of it looking over your shoulder and pining for someone who would punish you for hanging onto your values. You did the right thing, and you should have no regrets.

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