You actually already know the answers, but no one is asking the right question. Let’s face it, when it comes to understanding teenage problems and relationships, there is no definitive guide. If you are a teenager, then you are being bombarded on a daily basis with “advice” on what you should do, what you should wear, what to expect and how to decide. If you are a parent of a teen, you can’t help but feel responsible for bringing such turmoil into their lives, and pray that it ends soon.
The Teen phase of life has only be recognized by society as a stage of development for the past 50 years or so. Prior to that, children became adults in one gigantic step. For young men it was heading off to university, to work or to die in a war. For young women, it was off to become wives, teachers or work in a factory. But today evolving humanoids are granted a transitional period whereby they learn what they need to know in order move successfully into adulthood.
To understand teenage relation problems, it is imperative to understand yourself. What expectations do you bring to any interaction with teens, what is your relationship history and how does it affect how you interact with the world? And if you are a teen, how do you react to fear, how do you handle pressure, how do you interpret what others ask of you? Did you know that what we observe as children is what we carry forward as examples of how we should live?
There is an old saying that goes “You don’t know what you don’t know.” If you have not observed successful relationships between your parents, your family, and your friends, then you are less likely to build successful relationships. If you depend on fairy tales and romantic comedies to guide you, then your success will be ever-greater peril and you will be doomed to repeat the same mistakes until you give up completely. Get the Best Advice Your Mother Never Gave You and learn how to find love in the 21st Century!