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

“How come she won't kiss me?”

 

“I want him back!”

Hey Terra,

I have a slight problem. I just got out of a year relationship and have met an awesome girl only a month after my previous relationship. I have gone out with the girl a few times and things seem to really click. I am having a huge problem though. Every time after we go out I drop her off at her house I fail in being able to get a good night kiss. I mean we have only gone out like four times so far but it just seems very odd that a 23 yr. old girl is this conservative. Do you think it is that she does not like me or is she just playing hard to get. Your advice would be greatly...

 

Hey Terra,

Hey I have been with this guy for almost a year and a half. While I have been with him we have had our ups and downs, In fact after four months together he got a call that said he would be sent out for the whole war thing. So I said I would wait for him and I have been. He is 15 hrs. away and I see him on occasion -- not enough once a month or every other month. In this time I have called him every nite to make sure he was all right. I visited him once for 5 days and so on. Well, this past weekend he ended it and I was confused. Come to find out he had a girl where he was for about 2 weeks...

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Annie’s Blog:
A question of broken trust

March 28, 2017

At 36% approval rating, Trump is at a historic low for a POTUS in office less than 100 days. People don't trust the guy, for lots of good reasons. Consequently, I've been focused for months on what's going on in our government. Blogging about anything but politics feels less important than being part of the resistance. Of course, I'm still responding daily to teen email from around the world, as I've done for the past 20 years. For teens, there are no political crises. What threatens a teen's world is an upended peer relationship. Nothing catastrophic on a national or global scale, but still deserving of compassion and attention.

Like this one:

Without trust all sense of safety is gone. Without trust all sense of safety is gone.

Teen: I used to be friends with these boys until I started bullying them. I'd make fun of them everyday, move their stuff, occasionally resort to violence. I did it to feel in control. I don't do it any more and I want to be friends with them again. My best friend is now friends with them and I'm jealous. One of the boys ignores me and sometimes says rude things to me. On one hand I did the same sort of thing to him, but on the other hand, I hate it and I don't want him to end up being mean to everybody, because of how I treated him. More »


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