ASK YOUR RELATIVE QUESTIONS

Tags: Identity and Native Pride, Relationships and Dating

Dear Auntie, I’m still a virgin but my boyfriend isn’t. We’ve been together for a long time and I think I’m ready, but I’m scared. What do I do? Will it hurt? How do I prepare myself?

Hey there, I’m so glad you wrote in. It’s normal to feel excited or anxious when thinking about having sex for the first time. Just remember that there’s no right or wrong time to start having sex – it varies for each person. A good first step is to talk about it with your boyfriend. It’s really important that you…

i’m 16 and pregnant. my parents love my boyfriend. he’s 19 and has his own place. i’m already graduated and work full time. i practically live with him. but i fear when they find out they’ll make me move back home and keep the baby from him.

Thanks for writing in! You might find that you will need a lot of support during this time, so I am proud of you for taking such a positive step by reaching out. You’re doing the right thing by looking for help and support. There’s no reason you should go through this alone. So now what? To break this down,…

Dear auntie my uncle is going crazy and he is verbally abusive to my auntie and my first cousins. Im scared of it becoming physical . I want them to move over here with me and they do too . How do I get them away from this?

I want to first thank you for having the courage to write this question. It sounds like you care for your Auntie a lot. They are going to need your strength and compassion during this time. This question is a difficult question to answer. There are a lot of different and moving pieces here. People’s initial response is to go…

so theres this guy im friends with well its complicated. he used to like me and i kinda liked him but never said it and now hes acting real distant like even when i commented on his insta post he deleted the post after friends teased him why do you think?

Yes, relationships can be incredibly complicated. And, people can become sensitive when they put their feelings out on the line and don’t have them returned. Also, it’s not uncommon for friends to tease or embarrass their friends about people they may like or have a crush on. Perhaps this is why he deleted your insta post. Going forward. Make sure…

I just broke up with my boyfriend. Honestly I don’t feel anything. Why?

  I just broke up with my boyfriend. Honestly I don’t feel anything. Why?   We all process things differently and that’s okay. Perhaps you’ve observed others going through a breakup and it looked much differently from the outside than what you’re experiencing. Perhaps you have some ideas beforehand about how you thought you would feel. Things don’t always match…

Setting boundaries with family…

Is it weird when your dad leaves the bathroom door open and calls you in to bring him something and you are a female? Dear Cheyenne, I am really sorry that you are feeling uncomfortable with your family member. If you feel weird or uncomfortable about it, then go with your gut feeling. Your concerns are valid and it’s important…

I have clamydia and am 17 how do I get prescribed

I have clamydia and am 17 how do I get prescribed Hello Relative, Thank you for asking this question. It take a lot of courage to reach out and find information about how to keep yourself and your partner(s) healthy. Lots of people are confused about getting tested and treated for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). You may think your annual…
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