In Public

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I've only been dating my current boyfriend for three months and things are, I must admit, going much better than I could have anticipated. He's a good person, attentive, and understanding, the whole nine yards — except when we're out in public!

Part of the problem is that we live in the same building (we're both college students) and share mutual friends. We also started out as "friends with benefits" and it's been a bit of an adjustment moving publically from casual to full-blown girlfriend and boyfriend. Still, I struggle sometimes to understand how we can go — literally in minutes — from holding hands and being couply in his room or downtown, to playing completely platonic in front of nearly anyone else!

Any ideas how to make things more consistent? He always asks me what he can do to make things better — what's the "proper" way to act — and I'm not sure myself. I only know something needs to change!

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