Eddies Advice: Your Guide to Relationships, School, and…underwear.

Welcome to the first installment of the Eddies Echo advice column! All questions are welcome, whether they are about school or anything else, serious or not. All questions will be posted anonymously unless permission is given for a name to be included. You can put your questions in the comments or privately contact Mackenzie Tufts (kenziethebassist@gmail.com), or Ashley Bowden (ashley.bowden666@gmail.com). Don’t be shy, we just want to help!

Dear Eddies Advice,

My girlfriend just dumped me because her friends make fun of her for dating me. She said she’d rather keep her friends. Is she shallow? She wants to remain friends with me now. Should I?

-Anonymous

Dear Anonymous Friend,

Maybe she is shallow, and her friends too. I think that if she really cared about you, it wouldn’t matter to her what her friends thought of your relationship. On another note, if her friends were good friends, they would accept who she was dating rather than making the relationship difficult for her, because it’s her decision who she wants to be with, not theirs. However, I don’t know this person, so maybe I’m completely wrong and she isn’t shallow at all, just dealing with bad friends and peer pressure. At this point in our lives, it’s definitely a possibility. As for whether you should remain friends with her or not, that’s a decision you’ll have to make. The only way to really know is to talk to her about all of this. I hope things will work out. -M

Dear Anonymous,

It’s a tough situation and the same thing has happened to my friend before. Sadly, things aren’t fair and sometimes people are either shallow, or dealing with peer pressure that they just don’t know what to do. I’m sorry you have been put it this position, but the best thing to do is keep your head high and do what makes you happy. Do you feel like still being her friend is going to be okay, or tough? Talk it out with her. Life sucks sometimes and we get caught in the middle of things, but there is always someone to pull you out of it. Maybe she wasn’t the one for you and this was a sign. I hope things work out for you, I really do. Just talk it out and see where things go and if it’s not meant to happen, it’s not meant to happy. Best of Luck! -A

 

Dear Eddies Advice,

In my schoolwork, I’m finding it harder and harder to be satisfied with what I pass in. I want to try my best, but I don’t want to have such high expectations of myself. I don’t know how to help myself. Any ideas?

Signed,

Perfectionist in Peril

 

Dear Perfectionist in Peril,

First of all, you’re not alone. I feel this way often myself, as do so many other students. What really matters is that you’re trying. Trying but not being satisfied is so much better than just giving up on it. If your grades are all passing but you’re still not satisfied, maybe you’re being too hard on yourself. I would suggest that if you aren’t getting satisfactory grades though, talk to your teachers about specific things you can do to improve. Just do what you can and work hard, but don’t overwork yourself. -M

Dear Perfectionist in Peril,

I have the same issue with a lot of my work. I get positive feedback or good grades, but I just don’t feel satisfied with it. It’s a hard thing to deal with and figure out how to just let things go, but it is possible. Have a second or third party review it before turning it in, get their take on your work. The best thing you can do is try your hardest. If you are not satisfied, take the time to think about what you found wrong with it. Doing assignments ahead of time helps, too, because then you can go back and look at them again before handing them in and say ‘Well I don’t like this part, maybe I’ll change it and make it better.’ I wish you the best of luck and feel free to ask again if you need more advice. -A

 

Dear Eddies Advice,

What should I do if life on this planet as we know it was about to end?

-Anonymous

Dear Anonymous Friend,

I would say that you should blast “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by the Darkness as loud as you can while doing an interpretive dance. I can’t think of a better thing to do as the world ends. Spending time with family and friends? Admitting unrequited love? Nah, just accept your love for British glam rock. -M

Dear Anonymous,

Be you. Put more into your life. Isn’t there something you’ve always wanted to do? Well go do it! Always live like the world is coming to an end. Admit things to people you wouldn’t normally admit. Try new things you wouldn’t normally try. Just, don’t do anything illegal, that’s not living, that’s being stupid. Just go have fun and smile, the world wants you to be happy! -A

Dear Eddies Advice,

I must ask, I have this problem where I put my underwear on backwards in the morning and and it bothers me at a point during school. Any advice?

-Noah Libby

Dear Noah,

I don’t think I’ve ever had this problem before, so I’m not too experienced in this field. However, I would suggest making sure your light is on in the morning as you are putting on your underwear. I believe there are also tags on the back side of all underwear, so you could use that as a reference when applying the garment to your body. If you continue to have this problem, as a last resort maybe you could just not wear underwear. But I repeat, last resort. Good luck! -M

 

 

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