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:

BF/GF Relationships:
“I always get angry with my gfs.”

Hey Terra,

I'm having difficulty with my girlfriend. It seems that with every relationship I have I always find stupid ways to get angry at my girlfriends over stupid things. I don't want to screw up this relationship so do you think you can help me?

Emotionally Unfit

Dear Emotionally Unfit,

It sounds like there's a part of you that doesn't feel ready to have a girlfriend. That may be why you continually find ways to "screw up" relationships and get yourself out of them.

I suggest you give the bf/gf thing a break and use the time off to find out more about the way you handle anger. It might be a good idea to talk to your school counselor about this. Some guys who have trouble dealing with rage and anger become abusive to the women in their lives. You don't want that to happen, so you need to learn some more constructive ways to deal with anger when it comes up for you.

Talk to a counselor.

In friendship,

Terra


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