Relationships can be stressful enough without throwing in the wrench of long distance. On the flip side, giving up on a meaningful relationship can come with its own traumas and regrets. “Long distance requires work and sacrifice, but if it’s the right relationship and the effort is mutual, it can be amazing,” says psychotherapist and relationship expert Terri Cole. “Understanding why you’re considering staying together is important: Is it fear of being alone or hurting the other person’s feelings or do you really see yourself with this person long-term?”
Excerpt from Sharon Feiereisen’s article in Teen Vogue. Read more.
Life as a teen is by no means easy. Everything is changing both physically and emotionally and yet you are thrust in to the most intense situations of your young life, discovering heartbreak, anxiety, low self esteem and peer pressure along the way. In a teenager’s world, developing lasting, meaningful relationships can also be a challenge.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/love-family/teens/galleries/the-teens-guide-how-to-understand-yourself-and-improve-your-relationships.
One-of-a-kind research in Calgary is looking at how boyfriends and girlfriends are affected when a teen is diagnosed with cancer.
Sexuality and cancer in young adults and the vulnerable teen years is a topic that hasn’t been studied before, according to Nancy Moules, a professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary.
Excerpt from article in CBC News Canada- read more
Transgender teen Jazz Jennings is a trailblazer in many ways — including dating, as the 15-year-old admitted to Oprah Winfrey in a new interview during which she shared that “boys aren’t really accepting” of her.
Excerpt from Jennifer O’Neill’s article on Yahoo- read more