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07/01/2014 09:43 am ET Updated Jul 01, 2014

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My High School English Teacher Told Me He Loved Me (And Nobody Did Anything)

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The part of the story that I don’t like telling people is how flattering it was at the beginning. I tend to get a lot more horrified looks and sympathetic nods when I say that my eleventh grade English teacher told me he was in love with me if I omit the part where I was proud to have so much control over a grown man. I guess in retrospect it wasn’t control. Everyone but me could have seen it then, but until it spiraled out of my grasp. I really did think that I was the one pulling the strings. Someone could have warned me, if I had spoken up sooner.

When I emailed him asking if he would mind being interviewed for a newspaper article he responded with, “It’s a date.”

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