Carolyn Hax: College student should not grovel to her long-distance friend

Carolyn Hax is away. These letters are from June 1, 2003, and June 15, 2003.Dear Carolyn: I’m in a long-distance friendship with a guy I met at a conference about a year ago. Neither of us is out of college yet, but he is a senior and I am a sophomore. We’ve talked to each other a lot and everything has gone really well, but the other day I got a very snappy email from him. I’m not sure what is the matter, but I’m afraid I may have done something wrong. I would not normally be so intimidated, but because of the difference in age and the long-distance deal, I worry that anything that goes wrong could be the end of our friendship. I don’t want to ask him, lest I only irritate him more. I don’t want to ask his friends because they would tell him I asked. This is the first time he’s ever snapped at me. What should I do? Should I even be concerned?Read full article >>
 
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College student should not grovel to her long-distance friend
Carolyn Hax is away. These letters are from June 1, 2003, and June 15, 2003.Dear Carolyn: I’m in a long-distance friendship with a guy I met at a conference about a year ago. Neither of us is out of college yet, but he is a senior and I am a sophomore. We’ve talked to each other a lot and everything has gone really well, but the other day I got a very snappy email from him. I’m not sure what is the matter, but I’m afraid I may have done something wrong. I would not normally be so intimidated, but because of the difference in age and the long-distance deal, I worry that anything that goes wrong could be the end of our friendship. I don’t want to ask him, lest I only irritate him more. I don’t want to ask his friends because they would tell him I asked. This is the first time he’s ever snapped at me. What should I do? Should I even be concerned?
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