Dear Steve and Shirley, I have been with my boyfriend for about a year now and we love each other very much, but sometimes I doubt him and here's why: He has a best friend that is a female. At first we all hung out together because I believed them when they told me that their friendship was innocent, but then I started having second thoughts. Whenever I was around, she would play little games with him, such as grabbing his body, even his private parts. I confronted her about it, and she said it didn't mean anything and that she only sees my boyfriend as her "brother". But I never believed that girls and guys could just be friends. At this point, I don't talk to her anymore because I feel like she would always do little things to my boyfriend, when I was around, to get me jealous. I don't really care for the girl, but I want my boyfriend to step up and let her know her place. I feel like she continues to act funny because my boyfriend NEVER tells her how disrespectful she is being toward me. I'm guessing he won't tell her because he doesn't want to hurt his "best friend's" feelings. But what about my feelings? It seems as if he always takes her side over mine and always thinks that I'm overreacting. Well, am I overreacting? Can a girl and guy ever just be friends? What should I tell my boyfriend to do? Should I tell him to completely cut her off for my sake?
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