Reign: I feel like you should still be there for him even if you're scared that you could fall in love and things would turn out not how you both want it to, you know? Because you might not know how much you mean to him or how much he needs you at this point in his life. I don't exactly know how to fix your problem but if I were you, I'd do my best to let him know how I feel and to try to make him feel somehow better, if that makes sense. You can't exactly "cure" him or anything like that but just be there when he wants to reach out because it could really help him. I understand how it's hard to like him and not like you back but sometimes the person who you truly fall in love with might not who you end up with.
Anna: I don't know the guy that much so my advice can't be that accurate. From what I think, friendship is what he needs the most in his situation. I know that it's going to be hard to suppress the feelings inside and that it's going to hurt so much because you can't say it to his face and get things over with. But you have to be there for him as a friend. It seems that you deeply care about him, so I'm sure you understand that you have to be there for him for his healing. You can do so many things for his depression to lighten up, such as coax him to visit a psychiatrist or something (Google it). Don't expect him to bounce right back up. Do not, and I repeat DO NOT, expect him to fall in love with you like those tragic young adult novels. The main goal here is to help him get better. I'm sorry to say this but you have to deal with your feelings later.
"I hate my brother’s new girlfriend because I think she’s a bitch and that my brother could do better. My brother’s an overachiever and his girlfriend is mean and couldn’t care less about school. How do I tell my brother to break up with this girl??"
Reign: You can't really force your brother to break up with this girl, because he might see some things you can't see in her. I think your brother is dating her for a reason and that reason might not be realized by others, but if you really feel in your gut that she's not meant for him, explain how you feel about his girlfriend to him. I know you want what's best for him but sometimes he needs to take on his own problems by himself.
Anna: Please do not pull one of those sitcom plot conflicts where you set up elaborate plans to sabotage your brother's relationship. Please. First of all you need to analyze why in God's name would your brother date someone like that. If you don't know all the aspects of your brother's relationship then you have no right to interfere just yet. You step in when you start to see that the new girlfriend is affecting how he's performing as a student, family member, and overall as a human being. If she's making his grades go down, bringing him home smashed as hell, or simply making him a worse person, then you talk to your brother. Sit down and make him understand your point as gentle as you can. You can also talk to his friends if they agree or not.
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