Do not flirt with stepsister’s boyfriend
August 31, 2012 2:12PM
Updated: October 3, 2012 6:06AM
Dr. Wallace: Two years ago my father ran away with a divorced neighbor and they moved to another state. My father was hardly ever home and never went to any of my activities with me, so I didn’t really miss him. I was 13 when he took off.
After the divorce was final, my mom started seeing a guy who worked in the same office building that she works in. He seems like a nice man and I like him. The funny thing is that he is divorced because his wife ran away with some guy. He has custody of his daughter, who is 15, the same age I am. Well, he and my mother fell in love, and they were married 6 months ago on Valentine’s Day. He sold his house and he and his daughter moved into our house.
My stepsister and I don’t have anything in common. She is stuck up and very self-centered, wears sexy, mod clothes and dresses in black most of the time. She hardly ever is home, so I’m sure her grades are not good because she doesn’t do much homework, as far as I can see. I think I am better looking, get better grades and have a better personality, and I’m also a cheerleader.
My stepsister has a really cute boyfriend. He always has to wait for her, and if I’m home, he always talks to me while he waits. I think he has a crush on me. He is always early and when she shows up, sometimes he keeps on talking to me for a few minutes. Do you think it would be all right for me to sort of flirt with him and maybe he would drop her and go out with me?
Nameless in Indiana
Nameless: Even though you and your stepsister are not close, you both live in the same house and are now members of the same family. Do not start a civil war. It could be disastrous for the entire family.
Find your own boyfriend. If you have all the attributes you mentioned, better looks, more intelligence and a better personality, you should have no problem attracting your own cute guy.
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