Dear Harlan:I will be attending an art school next fall. I am nervous because all the other students are more experienced and talented than I am. I also know the best teachers to go for, but they're in high demand and I don't think they would want me in their classes. Plus, if they did allow me to enroll in their classes, the critiques will be extra hard for me because I'm pretty weak. I don't know what to do. The anxiety is eating me up.-- Not So ArtsyDear Not So Artsy:Do you really believe…See More
"Maybe there is a reason why they're not letting you be more independent. You didn't describe what kind of independence you want. Do you want the freedom to go to frat parties and get wasted? Well yes, I can understand why your parents are…"
"Your parents will always BE your parents, regardless of how old you are. And they'll feel some obligation to comment on your decisions and actions (trust me--it won't end when you graduate from college!). I'd suggest an indirect…"
Dear Harlan:I'm an inter-national graduate student and am not familiar with American girls. I met a grad student, a beautiful girl, at one of the university parties, and after that we went out twice, but then, since it was the season of exams, she asked that we reschedule to see each other after her finals, and I said OK.During this time, we texted each other now and then. After she finished her exams, surprisingly, she texted me stating that she is not interested anymore.Now I'm wondering if…See More