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:
“Today he slammed the door in my face.”

Hey Terra,

I'm the girl that got hit across the face by her boyfriend. I'm still with him cuz he changed and today he slammed the door in my face and hit my eyebrow and also he told me he wanted me to die. I told my mom that it was a zit not to worry. He left his cell phone here with me and I heard a voice mail from one of his friends saying that his ex gf broke up with her boyfriend and his friend is telling him good luck about the relationship. Is he trying to get back with her? I don't know what to do anymore. I'm going crazy!

Crazy

Dear Crazy,

Sounds like he hasn't "changed." You are lying to your mother and I believe you are lying to yourself about this guy.

You are in danger.

You say you don't know what to do... I'll tell you: END THIS RELATIONSHIP. This guy is abusive and he will not change. Do you want to continue getting hit and hurt. He has told you he wants you "to die." Does that sound like a good person to stay with?

Talk to your mother and get out of this relationship NOW.

In friendship,

Terra


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