Gay/Lesbian/Bi Teens/Teacher Crush

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Hi,

I sent you a question last year on something to do with talking to my parents. But, a few months ago I got a crush on my female English teacher and ,when I was wasn't really think straight, sent her an email saying that I was bi. Afterwards, she talked to me and to her the situation is probably closed. But, it's not completely closed for me, I want to talk to her about it a bit more but I'm not sure whether she'll be alright with it. Should I talk to her or not?

Thanks,
Georgina

Answer
Hi Georgina,

Thanks for writing. I'm not entirely sure what you want to discuss with your teacher. Do you want to discuss your sexuality more or discuss the feelings you have for her?

Although it is natural for pupils to develop crushes on teachers, they are bound by laws to not cross those boundaries, especially when dealing with minors. Your teacher, I am sure, is a wonderful person whom you trust enough to share this part of yourself with but she won't be able to go beyond morale support.

Hope that helps,

Chrissy

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Expertise

I can answer questions relating to coming out, relationships, dealing with men/women in romantic contexts and general anxieties about dating. I can also answer questions with self-confidence and presenting yourself well i.e. "love coaching" to make yourself as eligible as possible. I've also had a lot of examples when things have gone 'badly' and can advise how to make the best of things and get back on your feet.

Experience

Being openly bisexual I have experience in dealing with men and women and the nuances of being in relationships with both. I also am a bit of an old-fashioned romantic so have ideas and suggestions for dates and surprises, romantic etiquette and fun tailored to both men and women taken from my own experience (good & bad). I've also had many interesting adventures in the dating world which have given me a bit of rounded perspective with things. And having graduated from Uni I too am experiencing a transition from college to 'real world' dating which shapes my view on things. I've gone from a sofa Romeo to a real one (matter of opional!) which has taught me much about applying oneself to romance.

Organizations
University LGBT Society.

Education/Credentials
University and Masters graduate in Literature and Film Studies so I am well-read which gives me somewhat of a grounded 'academic' view on things. I've also read many books on Love, dating and related subjects. Likewise with movies. I'm also a bit of an old-fashioned nerd so am quite into a good date and know some hotspots in London, not to mention a good love poem which never went awry. Avid believer and reader of personal development materials so can help people with self-improvement or at least refer them to a useful book.

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