Dear Shirley and Steve.
I am an 18 year old and freshman in college. I am having trouble with getting a certain someone to leave me alone. We’ve known each other for at least 6 months now and he does not seem to take no for an answer. The problem that I am having with him is he always wants to spend time with me. On his time, or else, braid his hair, I don’t have a problem with doing his hair, but along with him getting his hair done he wants to cuddle and kiss up on me. He constantly gets upset when I remind him that its strictly business and that I am in a relationship or when I push him off. He is a nice guy and all but I’m just not interested in him the way he is with me. Several times I’ve sat him down and said for him to give me my space and to respect my boundaries. He tried but he continued to drift back to his old self again. It is now to the point where I am avoiding him. He is being too forward and it is working on my nerves. Also, he tries to remind me about what he can do for me and how he can treat me if we were together. I don’t want his feelings to be hurt but he needs to know. What should I do?