Dear Miss Emily:

My boyfriend and I have been together for a month or so now. At the beginning of our relationship, everything was perfect. He was the best boyfriend I ever had.  He would text me "Hey babe", or he'd say "My day was great because I saw you" and then, last Sunday, I was hanging out with him at his race. Two of m friends showed up, and I hung out with them. I hardly saw him all day, he didn't even talk to me, and ignored me. Later that day, he accused me of wanting to be with them, all the other guys and that I flirt with every guy I see. We broke up for a night, then got back together. He came over that night and we had a really great time. But now, our whole relationship has changed. He won't hold my hand walking around school like before, and when he texts me it's "Hey," "nm" or "ill talk to you later." I never even get an "I love you". We barely even talk on the phone anymore. I really love him, and he used to love me but I'm not sure he does anymore. I've tried talking to him about it a thousand times, about everything, and he doesn't really say anything. It's like he doesn't care. I can't imagine not being with him.  I've really fallen for him..What do I do?

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

You had every right to hang out with your friends, as long as he was not purposely excluded, and you are not a shameless flirt. I think he's too possessive, and your independent streak was a threat to him. He seems to be in the "punishment" phase of your relationship with him, but it's up to you whether you want to continue to tolerate it.  If it were me, I'd take a second look at him and figure out if he's really the guy I want to go to great lengths to win over. If his feelings have changed for you, well, that's his choice and there's not much you can do about it. But I'd ask him how much longer this is going to go on, because you'd like a fresh start if he's willing to put his (unwarranted) anger aside. If he cannot do this, I repeat, you need to figure out how long you can take his selective rejection of you. I'd let him know that the shelf-life of his indifference toward you is about to expire -- if you have the courage to be in charge of your life, stand-up for yourself, and not settle for crumbs.