Dear Miss Emily:

Hello, I was just wondering if you could help me. Well, you see my situation is as follows:  I fell in love with this boy, and we were seeing each other for approximately 3 months; meaning we weren't quite official. One day, I find out that he was messing around with a girl I knew, and she told me she thinks she got an std from him. I confronted him and he admitted to it, but when I asked him if there were any other girls he was fooling around with, he said "no."  Two days later, I find out that there definitely were more and when I confronted him, he finally told me the truth. I didn't talk to him for a week and then he started calling me and telling me how sorry he was -- that they were mistakes, and I'm not, and that he wants to be with me and he'd do anything to make it up to me.  I know in my heart that I don't trust him and he may do it again, but when I'm with him it feels so right, and when I see that smile of his I just die. I love him so much, but I don't know if I can keep seeing him. What should i do! :(

-----------------Miss Emily's advice-------------

Well, I guess you can consider yourself lucky that it wasn't you who got the STD.  Dating him for three months entitles you to know if he's also seeing other girls -- and sleeping with them!  I agree you should not trust him.  His behavior speaks more than his wonderful smile, and his words of contrition. If he's looking to you to help relieve him of his guilt, in order to keep his ego in check, I wouldn't allow it.  I'd tell him you aren't available and, then, sit back and watch how quickly he recovers.