I’m just gonna tell the whole story. I’m a shy girl, At my school I’m kind of a loser, I have a good group of friends and I don’t really associate with anyone else. I’m a junior and I’ve never dated, never really liked any of the boys that like me, I’m definitely not ugly or undesirable, just don’t put myself out there enough. But this past summer I started talking to a boy who doesn’t go to school with me, he’s kind of a family friend. I started hanging out with him in a group with a bunch of my cousins & when I was around them I felt so comfortable to be myself, I started to become so outgoing, me and this kid really started liking each other, we always tried to hold hands when no one was looking haha, cute childish stuff like that and we were really starting to move things along until school started. Now I barely see him or any of my cousins, my life is back to being uninteresting, we’re trying to make things work but I barely see him and when I do it’s really not the same, I’m too nervous to hold his hand, I barely talk when we’re together, I miss the way it used to be when we’d hang out and flirt and it would be so easy, now it kinda terrifies me when I finally get the chance to see him. I want to know how to feel more comfortable and loosen the tension, make it less awkward when we’re together, I really love this boy I don’t want to have to move on, I’ll wait until next summer if I have to, but in the meantime I’m starting to lose him, I’m not being myself. Any advice?