Staying Friends Dear BeingGirl Experts, I've known this guy since we were in seventh grade, and now we're in eleventh grade. He is the sweetest guy anyone could ever meet. We were really close for the longest time, but then of course high school hit. He is really cute and every girl wants him, and now I know that he is starting to realize this. He has become a jerk to me. It's like if he wants to say hi to me as he walks past he will, but most of the time it's like he doesn't even notice me, and just walks right past. I've gotten over it pretty much —I've tried the whole saying hi first thing, but that's getting annoying because I always say it first. I know this friendship is over, and for the past two years, I've been trying to tell him that, but whenever I tell him he gets all upset. How can I put closure in this friendship and get it over with? Ilyse --- Dear Ilyse , I don't know why you want to close this relationship off completely. You say he's the sweetest guy, and you've had a long-term friendship, or at least a long-term acquaintanceship. Lead your life and say, "Hi," when appropriate. He may be preoccupied in thought when he passes and is the reason he doesn’t speak. Give him the benefit of the doubt. Making a big deal of closure with him will make you appear immature. You may find yourself in class with him where you'll have the opportunity to get to know each other again. Each of you has been growing and changing. You never know what the years will bring! Good luck, Your BeingGirl Experts Learn about staying friends and get answers to your questions at BeingGirl.com.