Forbidden Love

By Brittany, age 18, Tennessee

Okay, this is sort of asking for all kinds of advice as well as it is an article. I'm engaged to the most amazing boy for me, right? So we fight, which is normal, and we both know exactly how to get under each other's skin, but we both do love each other very much. It'll be 3 years on Christmas Eve.

Well, just because I'm in love with him doesn't mean I'm perfect. I'm only human. So, I find myself having feelings for other guys. Not serious feelings, only mere crushes. And while I've never cheated on anyone in my life because I've never had the reason to and I don't believe in it, it makes me wonder if I let myself feel as much as my emotions wanted to feel for another person, could cheating be possible?

I now slightly understand how and why some other people cheat. I'm not asking if it would be right to cheat on him, because I already know it wouldn't. He's done nothing to deserve it. Sometimes, though, he makes me feel like he's gotten too comfortable with our relationship. He sometimes lets slide behaviors that disrespect me or that he knows probably aren't the best way to treat me.

Then these nice guys come along and tell me those "sweet little things" that unfortunately catch all girls' attentions. Comments on "how beautiful you are" and "how nice your personality is" always get me where it hurts.

So, I'm just wondering how you would handle this situation. I'm going off to college soon, and I know I'll meet new people, including guys, and I don't want to wind up doing something I regret, or worse, breaking his heart, which would only break mine even worse.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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