relationship advice (post new situation)
"He's right in my eyes"
Of course theres this guy that i like and my parents dont for two reasons. first of all hes two years older im 15, hes 17, and second he is a different race. none of my friends like me the way i am wen im with hime and i have tried to hear their point of views but i just cant take it anymore. i dont want to listen to my friends or parents and i know they love me but i love the way he makes me feel. i believe that hes right, in my eyes. i dont care about race or age but my parents do and the y ground me. its not tht they are racist but they just dont want me with tht sort of guy. but in all honesty i think about him everyday and wish we were together again but i know i wuld get in the worst please...should i let go of him, or should i get wat i want?
posted by Hailey (age 15) on 4/24/2008 @7:11:00 PM •
Hailey, I know you probably wont want to hear this but I'm willing to bet that your parents and friends probably have some legitimate concerns. Race shouldn't matter and I hope it doesn't, but there are probably other things to consider. Now, I got through my teens pretty easily and mostly without great upsets because I learned early to make good decisions.

I'm not trying to be condescending, but you're 15. Your perspective is going to be drastically different than your parents'. Think about this: do you trust them? Do they love you? Would they tell you not to date someone if they didn't have a good reason? I want you to really consider whatever it is that the people close to you have to say.

And as far as the age difference: when I have a 15-year-old daughter, I will not let her date 17-year-old boys. It's something that probably sounds unfair to you, but there are fundamental differences between 15-year-olds and 17-year-olds.
posted by Joe (age 20) on 4/25/2008

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