Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Hi there… How’s it going? Probably not all that great or you wouldn’t be here looking for help. No worries. Teens have been emailing me since 1997 because I give good advice. If you’ve got a problem with friends, so-called friends, a bf/gf, a parent, or anything else… email me. I can help you sort out your feelings. No matter what’s going on, you always have choices. And choices matter because sometimes the stuff we do to “fix” a problem only makes things worse. You don’t want to go there. Instead, let me help you figure out your next best move

In friendship,
Terra (aka Annie Fox)

From Terra’s Inbox

“What's my mom's problem!?!?”

 

“He said that I embarrassed him.”

Hey Terra,

I'm sick of my Mum. Take 2 minutes ago, I asked if I could go out on a bike ride with my friend, she said "NO!" I asked her why I couldn't because it was still light, and I said I would be back before dark. She answered with "I don't feel like letting you go out." What's her problem!?!?!?!?

Why Me?

 

Hey Terra,

I just broke up with my boyfriend. We've been going out for 4 years. Although I wanted to take the relationship a step further, he never talked about getting married or moving in together, and that made me feel frustrated. He has been separated from his wife for the past 6 years and after his son gets back from school this summer, he will get his divorce.

Anyway, we got into a discussion, and he accused me of not being able to handle myself socially and that he didn't feel comfortable with that issue, he said it tore him apart, but that I embarrassed him. To make matters worse he later said...

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Blogging for Huffington Post

December 22, 2014

Just started blogging for Huffington Post. Long time goal on my bucket list... check! I haven't been at it for long, so you haven't missed much. If you'd like to catch up, here's where you can subscribe to my RSS feed and/or read the three articles I've posted so far.

Since I'm starting this gig during the holiday season, I'm seasoning my posts with holiday spirit. Like this one, from today: This Holiday Season Have Compassion for Relatives Who Drive You Nuts.

It's a little funny and a little serious. Bottom line, we've all got folks in our extended family who can push our buttons like all get-out. (Not sure where that expression comes from but I've always liked the sound of it.) Don't know about you, but when I get my chain yanked I'm at least as unpleasant as the aforementioned button-pushers. No fun for me or anyone else. So in this post I give tips for turning irritation into compassion. Why? So you (and I) can spread a little love in Aunt Gertrude's direction while teaching our kids that there are times when we all need to put on our 'company manners' and be pleasant to everyone.

Time to get together with the family... Time to get together with the family...
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