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

“Should I try to work it out for the baby's sake?”

 

“Will it last?”

Hey Terra,

I'm 15 and pregnant by this guy that is always in some kind of trouble. I didn't want that around me so I broke up with him. I've been going out with this other guy who treats me like an angel and with the respect a person should get. He even wants to be there for me even though it's not his baby. What I wanted to ask is should I try to work it out with the baby's father for the baby's sake or should I go with my heart and stay with the guy I'm with now? We've been going out for almost three months and I love him a lot but I don't know what to do. I feel bad for breaking up with the father...

 

Hey Terra,

Me and my bf are both 17. We have always been very close even though we've got completely different personalities. I guess I worry more than I should and he is very carefree! He says he loves me the way I am, but I'm worried he won't be able to deal with our differences forever. How do I stop worrying about what might happen?

WorryGurl

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Annie’s Blog:
"I'm jealous over my boyfriend's ex!"

March 31, 2016

Hey Terra,

Stop kissing her right now! Stop kissing her right now or I'm gonna do something you won't like!

I'm with this guy for like 6 months, he's my first boyfriend and my big love ( even if he's not my first I fell in love with)... I have a real problem, I'm jealous of his past. He lived so much with his ex and I want this relation to work out the best, but I don't know if he thinks the same. How can I get over this jealousy? It's driving me crazy! - Jealousy Sucks

Dear Jealousy Sucks -

It sure does! But you don't have to let jealousy control you or your relationships.

You can't change your boyfriend's relationship history: who he has been with, how they felt about each other, and what they did. That's over. Done. Same with your past crushes. (Yes, I’m talking about the first person you fell in love with.)

The only place we can live is right now. If we're not here, we're no where at all. (Think about that the next time you space out imagining your guy with his ex.)

Look, either this relationship is what you and this guy both want now or it isn’t. If it turns out the relationship doesn’t last, for whatever reason, then so be it. Take what you learned into your next relationship and do better. But if you can not “get over” your jealousy, then you will be equally jealous of the next guy’s ex or exes. More »


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