Engaging Into a Boy-Girl Relationship at a Young Age: for Better or for Worse?

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ENGAGING INTO A BOY-GIRL RELATIONSHIP AT A YOUNG AGE:
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE?

A Term Paper

Presented to

Mrs.

In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements in English 4

by
xfx

February 2009

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ChapterPage

I. Introduction………………………………………………………………………...1

II. Statement of the Problem………………………………………………………….1

A. Objectives…………………………………………………………………1-2

B. Hypothesis………………………………………………………………...2

III. Presentation, Analyses and Interpretation of the Data…………………………..2-7

IV. Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation……………………………………8

BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………………...8-9

APPENDIX………………………………………………………………………….9-10

I. Introduction

Man is a social being. God made man to be with others in fulfilling his roles and duty. Therefore, man is meant to have a partner in life. Someone he could count on in times of sorrow and joy. He is not to be left alone in this world. But the youths of today do not really seem to know the true essence of being in this kind of commitment. Most teenagers think of this as a game not knowing the effects it could bring not only to them but also to the other relationships that they have.

Throughout life, the definition of a boyfriend or girlfriend changes. In elementary school, a relationship is defined by giggling and saying "hi" in the hallways. Yet when a teenager gets to high school, a relationship is seen in a whole new perspective. Holding hands and hanging out with their partner in a group is considered a strong relationship.

Couples become obsessed with each other. This is when jealousy steps in. Fourteen-year-old girls are crying in school washrooms because their boyfriend was simply talking to another girl. Boys are causing fights because another guy was looking at his girlfriend. These teens are spending every minute they can with their boyfriend or girlfriend, leaving no time for friends, school or being a teenager.

Is this healthy? Of course every teenager at some point wants a partner. It is part of growing up, part of feeling mature. But should it go to the extent that it does?

This has been explained by Christina C. in her article (Teenager Relationships, 2002) when she said:

“I cannot tell anyone that they should not even think about a serious relationship in high school, because I myself was in one for sixteen months. Yes, it was fun, and a good experience. But in this relationship I drifted away from my friends and my schoolwork.”

II. Statement of the Problem

Teenagers of today wanted to be seen as adults and not as kids anymore. That is why they are starting to act like one. But most teens as of now are already into relationships without knowing the bad effects or impact it will create in the future.

The purpose of this study is to:

1.prove that engaging in a boy-girl relationship at a young age would cause a lot of problems including emotional, educational, and psychological issues.

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2.give insight regarding to its effects.

3.help the students reflect if this kind of relationship is for better of for worse. Hypotheses:

1.engaging in a boy-girl relationship at a young age could affect one’s studies.

2.it can cause family problems.

3.it can affect one’s psychological behavior.

III. Presentation, Analyses and Interpretation of the Data

When a teen faces relationship problems from a young age, there can be long term effects. Adolescence is a unique time in life, because it’s the intermediary stage between childhood and adulthood. Most of our development – both physically and emotionally – happens during this time.

Relationship problems that are occurring at this time can affect the teen’s future, because it is such an important stage in their development. The relationship problems that they may face as a teenager depend on their ages....
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