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The breakup of a romance can be painful at any stage of life.
Still, when an adult relationship ends badly, at least the wounded party knows from having weathered other disappointments that the all-too-familiar hollow feeling and veil of depression will inevitably lift.
If you see schoolwork start to suffer and friendships fall by the wayside, it is reasonable to restrict the number of times Romeo and Juliet can rendezvous during the school week.
High-school romances tend to have limited life spans.
Dating customs have changed since you were a teenager.
The most striking difference is the young age at which children now begin dating: on average, twelve and a half for girls, and thirteen and a half for boys.
“Breakups are one of the major precipitators of suicidal gestures in young people,” says Dr. The vast majority of kids, though, will get over their hurt and be fine.Moms and dads can aid the healing process by being generous with their time, patience and hugs.A little extra sensitivity helps, too, for in this situation, knowing what not to say is as important as choosing the right words.To reiterate a point made earlier, it wasn’t all that long ago that many couples got married in their teens.“Parents should never minimize or ridicule a first love,” says Tucson pediatrician Dr. “It is a very important relationship to teenagers, and it’s important for another reason, in that it is their first intimate relationship with someone outside their family.” When “going out” evolves into “going steady,” it is natural to worry that things are getting too serious too soon.
It will probably be some time before he abandons the hope that she’ll realize her mistake and come crawling back. However, blues that linger for more than a few weeks may warrant professional counseling.