Dear Mr. Help:

Daniel was my best friend in high school. I 1 him for the first time on the school bus. He was nice, and most important of all, we both were interested in sports. We soon became good friends. I 2 basketball with him after school in the gym. High school was a great time for us, and we enjoyed the "men's talk" between us.

But things 3 since we graduated. Daniel can't see me very often because he's got a girlfriend. I try to talk to him, but he keeps avoiding me. Daniel 4 me several times that he needs more time to be with his dear Gloria. How can a girlfriend be more important than a best friend? Do you think I should find a new friend? Or should I get a girlfriend, too?

Johnny

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