“My mom is worried about me having guy friends”

First of all let me just say that I’m an Indian. So basically some parents in our society (like my parents) don’t approve of girls having guy best friends. And I’m sick of all the shit my mom talks about boys like a small child.

One of my best friends who is a boy is so close to me, he knows everything about me. I’m so fucking irritated and idk what to do. She thinks about what others who see me and a boy together, will think. She goes like ” even if I know that you two (me and my guy best friend) are just friends, others won’t know that.”

AAAGHHHH! I don’t know how to convince my mom to allow me to be friends with guys too. Please help!

“It kills me that my friend is dating my crush”

I’ve been spending a lot of time with this new group of people that I really enjoy hanging out with, which is great because I had been feeling a little bit insecure with my friend group before I met them.

One of them I have become very close to, and one of the others is a boy I used to have a VERY MINOR crush on in tenth grade. It turns out he’s a great guy, and I felt myself becoming attracted to him again, but he started dating another girl (who I am friendly with) and when that went south and he was a mess, and I comforted him often.

My other friend, Elaine, who I’ve become close to, confessed to me that she had feelings for him, and I told her it was understandable. They are now seeing each other and it kills me a little. I know what I have to do, but I’d love some confirmation. Thank you internet.