Ever since middle school, boys at my school have come up to me and said “My friend ____ likes you.” And as they say this to me, their friends, including the guy who “likes me”, are laughing. All I can do when this happens is walk away and ignore them, but it still hurts. They make me hate myself because I’ve never seen them do that to the pretty girls, so maybe I’m just ugly. I am so undesirable that I deserve to be picked on. I feel so powerless.