Resident Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln

As you know, we have historical figures that pop in from time to time to dole out advice to our kids.  Today's historical figure is Abraham Lincoln.  We have a few letters that were pulled from recent Q&A sections of women's magazines.  Let's bring Abe out here and see if he can't enlighten us all.

(Man dressed as Lincoln enters the stage.)

#1


(from Jan 7, 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan)
Teresa, 18:
“I think my boyfriend might be cheating on me. How can I be sure?”

 




Lincoln's Response:

“When I was a young man - well before I wrote the emancipation proclamation - a contemporary once told me that patience and trust are the toughest of virtues to maintain, especially in matters of the heart. I would ask you to trust your instincts, but temper them with a broader world perspective, as I tried to do with the civil war.”

 

# 2.
 

 
(from Dec 30 issue of Glamour)
Margot, 20
: “I hooked up with two guys in one night. Am I a slut?”





 

Lincoln's Response:

“Yes.”