Question: Hey, i can't wait to read your new book. But i am confused about when it's coming out. Anyways, if you wouldn't mind, i was hoping to get some advice. I have this friend who is very dear to me and i care about him a lot. The thing is, is he used to be my boyfriend but that ended because of distance and time. He moved to kentucky with his dad (since they're divorced) and now i don't ever see him. We still text and talk on facebook and we're close but not as close as he and i would like to be. Now that summer is here we can talk even more and pick up where we left off. He and i miss each other very much and it's hard to talk with him without thinking about all the good times. He's as sweet as they come, compliments and all. We are each others support systems. He and i send modest pictures of each other and that makes me miss him more. I don't know whether we should space us out or continue our special friendship. It would be very hard to shut him out of my life for good.Share your wisdom Phyllis replied: Why shut him out of your life for good? The only reason I can think of to tune this friendship down a notch is if it is making the two of you too exclusive--keeping you from seeing other people. The reality is that you now live far apart. But you were also close to each other emotionally. Continue the friendship with the understanding that you can date other people. When you're older and independent, if you still feel close, distances won't be such a barrier.