I was standing on a dirt path in a Russian country village, holding my boyfriend Anton’s torn, bloodstained T-shirt.All that could be heard in the darkness was my friends and I shouting his name, and the thuds and grunts of Anton wrestling with another guy.Chances are very high that you're not the first student he's hit on, and I'm sure you won't be the last.Another girl--who isn't smart enough to question his behavior like you are doing--might get involved with him and potentially become really messed up by it.I arrived early to my first physics class of the year, excited to meet my new teacher.
My instructor's name was Nate.* I sat to the right of Nate around the conference table so when he asked a question, I simply murmured the answer. He rarely called on me as much as he did the others. He'd look particularly haggard one day and confess to a hangover, or he'd mention an argument with his girlfriend, but the space between us remained quiet, friendly, sometimes punctured with jokes or questions. Only a few minutes ago, we’d been standing together drinking beer, when the other guy made the dubious and drunken decision to put his arm around me.What happened next was awful, confusing, and I wanted it to stop.Tara, 17, Columbus, OHYes, it would be totally wrong for you to get together with him.It might feel like the way you two are relating to each other is pretty normal because he's probably youngish (otherwise, I'm sure you'd be really grossed out by his comments).