Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Annie (AKA Hey Terra!) has been around long enough to have experienced a lot of what Life can dish out. But, it hasn’t been so long that she's forgotten what it's like to be your age. Check out some of the thousands of email questions teens from around the world have sent to Terra. You may learn something useful from her answers:

Abusive relationships:
“My best friend's doesn't treat her right.”

Hey Terra,

My best friend is getting treated bad by her boyfriend. He ignores her when she tries to talk to him and she says she wants to dump him but she is afraid that she will want him back when she dumps him. What should she do?


Dear Concerned,

You're a very good friend to care about her this way. Here's my advice: if she doesn't like the way she's being treated she should dump him. (Isn't that what you told her to do?) What's the point of having a boyfriend who doesn't treat you with love and respect?? After she dumps him all kinds of things may happen... The future is uncertain... she may find that she has more time for her friends. She may also find that she likes not having someone ignoring her when she tries to talk to him.

She may miss being someone's girlfriend, but the way I look at it, it's better to have no boyfriend than a boyfriend who treats you bad.

I hope this helps.

In friendship,


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