Our expert says:
yes unfortunately things can get rather competitive where potential relationships are concerned, and this can be the case for a big part of the teenage years. People sometimes don't feel confident enough about themselves, and are too often comparing themselves to everyone else.
Your friends would probably feel better about this situation if they could be more accepting of themselves and therefore expect others to like them for who they are rather than constant conparisons. There is also something really important to remember - we do not own anyone and if a boyfriend wants to be with sonmeone else there is nothing you can do about that. Some people become very controlling over their partner because they think this will stop them from cheating or leaving - it often has the opposite effect.
My advice is to concentrate on feeling positive about being you, and suggest to your friends that they do the same.
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