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:
“Me and my boyfriend are perfect for each other but...”

Hey Terra,

Me and my boyfriend are perfect for each other but he's pretty jealous. I can't even hang out with other boys or hug them or anything because he gets mad at me. how can I tell him that I love him but also that I want to hang around other people?

Cyndygurl

Dear Cyndygurl,

A boyfriend who is "pretty jealous" and "gets mad" when you "hang out with other boys" is not "perfect."

You may not want to hear this (but obviously you must feel there's a problem otherwise you wouldn't have emailed me). This guy is trying to control you and that is a warning sign of a bad Boyfriend, not a perfect one.

Check this out about abusive relationships and see what you think.

In friendship,

Terra


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