“Three weeks after Alexis met David on Facebook -- and only once in person -- Alexis left in the middle of the night to go
Dating is a different experience than it was a generation ago. Parents who once were "going steady" don't understand the complicated dance that is modern high school dating. If she favorites your Instagram, does that mean she likes you? If you're in his profile picture, are you in a relationship?
H/T BuzzFeed well my April fools backfired :s pic.twitter.com/DhKh3jsWtO — hayleigh mcbay (@hayleigh_mcbay) March 31, 2015
It's easy to get bummed out when you're the only one of your friends without a boyfriend (or girlfriend) and everybody else
Interrupting the socialization systems rooted in the belief of what it means to "be a man" isn't easy. It begins with developing a healthier model of adult masculinity and manhood that's rooted in forming equitable relationships between all sexes, gender identities and expressions.
Early adolescence is the critical juncture to talk to our children about what constitutes a healthy relationship. If you are worried about your teen talk, with their health care professional who can then put you in touch with local agencies that deal with partner and family violence.
Each failed relationship is an opportunity to learn about yourself as a woman and as a partner in a relationship.