Love battles need attention: Cyrus Broacha

  • Cyrus Broacha, Hindustan Times, Mubai
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2015 21:44 IST

Are you having relationship troubles? Is the long distance bothering you or do you have trust issues? Are you looking for someone to talk your heart out about these problems?

Worry not. So, TV anchor, theatre personality, comedian, political satirist, columnist and author, Cyrus Broacha is here to help you: From navigating relationship trouble to helping your love life go the distance, he's got all the dating advice you'll ever need from your first date to something ...

From how to approach your crush to how to handle a break up, shoot your questions to Cyrus and he will answer them.

I've been in a relationship for four months. Earlier, it was all good but now he is always busy with friends and football. And now, one of his friends has proposed to me. I've told him about my present relationship. He stills wants me and treats me very well, better than my boyfriend. I've tried breaking up with my him but he doesn't want to. When I am getting so much attention from this other guy, this relationship seems to be a waste. What should I do? Dev D

During the 17th century internecine wars in Montenegro, Pablo the First brought out an important law which stated, "In battle, pay attention or you may be shot". He followed this up by personally shooting 27 officers who weren't paying attention. This led to Pablo the First losing the final battle in 39 seconds! Still a record for quick finishes in war. Dev D, I suggest you follow Pablo's advice anyway, and pay attention to the guy who is paying attention to you.

I am 19 and my problem is that I feel shy talking to girls. I am not an introvert. I am a very lively person and all my friends like me, but when it comes to talking to girls I go numb, especially with the hot ones. How do I increase my confidence when it comes to talking to girls? I really want to have a girlfriend. RS

Bad news, RS. I'm 43 and I still feel shy talking to girls. However, there are three cures available. (a) Talk to girls in very low lighting, where you can't really see each other, (b) Talk to them with a distance of over 30 feet, and (c) practice by getting your friends to dress up as hot girls, and give this a whirl. Now, if all else fails, I have good news: Welcome to the sms generation! Just sms, e-mail or whatsapp the girls. Use the tools of your age, bro. And by tools, I do hope and pray you follow what I mean.

I've been dating a guy for the last three years. But for the past year-and-a-half, I've developed feelings for his cousin. We got close after chatting on Facebook. I think he, too, has feelings for me. I don't want to cheat on my boyfriend. What should I do? PP

I suggest you follow the fifth Law of the Internet, as explained by Chowkinsky: Facebook Giveth and Facebook Taketh. The fact that you are writing in means you are already getting over your boyfriend, and are more interested in the newer model who happens to be the cousin. It's more a question of feeling bad and guilty than who you want to be with. Find the strength to face your own truth and tell your old guy.

I love a girl too much for the past one year. She wants to be my wife. I don't know if I would be happy with her. On the other hand, I've been talking to another girl lately, who is not so good. I feel I will be happier if I marry her. I am confused whether I should marry the girl whom I love or the one with whom I will be happier. SP

SP, you don't know if you'll be happy with the girl years from now. Nobody knows the future except for school principals. Also, when you say the girl who is 'not good' would make you happier, what do you mean? Does, it mean you are also 'not good'? Which suggests in turn, then that 'good' would automatically be 'not good'. From your letter, I don't think you are in a position to marry anyone yet. I'd request you to wait another 37 years at least, till you've figured out this good vs not good argument. And one more thing, before getting married, please check and double check what the girl thinks about the whole thing, as well. Till then, please stick with stock. I hear Bajaj auto is also very good.

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