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Teen Relationships

When The Attraction Isn't So Mutual

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Andrew Gelwicks

I began to appreciate that I didn't really know Perfect Paul. Yet I had handed over to him tremendous power -- the power to make me feel powerless. I had reduced myself to an article of merchandise and, in turn, him as well.

A Pregnant Teen Struggles to Leave An Abusive Relationship

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Eighteen-year-old Kristen got pregnant purposely so her family would have to accept her 30-year-old boyfriend John, an ex-con who admits to abusing he...

Haven't Talked To Your Doctor About Sex? You're Not Alone

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Molly Cunningham, Rivers...

Asking Teens About Their Dream Dates

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I was just blown away. Teen after teen described the ideal date as one during which they would go to dinner,the beach, picnics and even European vacations! Secretly, our teens are still romantics at heart even though they are growing up in a hook-up culture.

The 10 Biggest Love Lessons You'll Ever Learn

Posted 09.23.2013 | Teen

Allow us to state the obvious: Love is complicated. One minute, you're floating on a cloud of happiness that can only be induced by Nutella hot chocol...

What The 'Big Picture' Of Life Is Really All About

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 10.17.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

You can't expect to meet someone who'll make you change your ways and force you to be a better person. And you can't wait for opportunity or adventure to just come to you.

I Want To Be Your Boyfriend

| Posted 05.17.2013 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment, the online community writing site for young read...

How I Knew I Wasn't Ready For A Boyfriend

| Posted 05.08.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Hey, It's OK If You've Never Been Kissed

Posted 05.07.2013 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

6 Tips For A Successful High School Relationship

Chris Enloe | Posted 06.03.2013 | Teen
Chris Enloe

It seems as though every teenager in today's age is always looking for love. As a senior in a public high school, and as a person that has spent almost 12 years of my life in the public school system, I can confidently make that statement.

The Distant Memory My Daughter's Love Life Brought Back

Tanis Miller | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Tanis Miller

Suddenly, memories I didn't remember I had have all come flooding back to center stage. Nostalgia has washed over me, bathing me in the past, reminding me that the innocence I see upon my daughter's face was once mirrored on my own.

Are High School Relationships Worth It?

Evan Manning | Posted 01.29.2013 | Teen
Evan Manning

Is being in a high school relationship honestly worth it?

5 Tips For Dealing With A Public Breakup

tv | Posted 11.27.2012 | Teen

A breakup is hard enough as is: you're heartbroken, confused, and hurt. On top of the angst you're already feeling, you have to face your friends, who...

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Start Strong's mission is powerful in its simplicity: "Stop teen dating abuse before it starts by using older teens to educate pre-teens."

1 in 6 U.S. Students Age 12 Are Victims Of Dating Violence

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

By Cynthia Johnston March 29 (Reuters) - U.S. middle School students age 12 have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at th...

How Much Do Looks Matter In A Relationship?

| Jessica Booth | Posted 03.13.2012 | Teen

Imagine you meet the guy or girl of your dreams. This person is funny, smart, likes the same things as you and is the biggest sweetheart ever. Only ca...

1 In 10 High School Students Say They've Experienced Dating Violence

| Laura McMullen | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

To many, February is the month of love, as grocers stock up on heart-shaped candies, florists order red roses, and restaurants book a flood of Valenti...

Start the Conversation: Ending Teen Dating Violence

Paul Robinson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Chicago
Paul Robinson

If we want our young people to have successful relationships, we need to talk to them about it. After all, you can't expect someone to succeed in a subject they've never been taught.

'My Eighth Grader Thinks She's Ready For Sex'

Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My daughter is in the 8th grade and is boy-crazy like all her friends. She has had a crush on a boy in 9th grade for three months and ...

How Do I Disapprove of My Daughter's Friend or Boyfriend Without Being an Invasive Mom?

Elizabeth Berkley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Berkley

Whether it's a new boyfriend or a friend who sets off that little warning light in your brain, deciding how to handle these kinds of situations is one of the biggest struggles I've heard moms talk about.

Driving in Cars With Vampires

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Kerry went to the Eclipse midnight show last night, and now she's sitting copilot here and we're going to talk about the movie, manhood, girlhood, and all things related.