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

Chapter Page

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
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Until now, teenage dating and relationships have been neglected in the area of study by behaviorists because they are regarded as temporary and not lasting very long. Another reason is that there seems to be more concern about sexual patterns among teenagers rather than on the relationship itself. Giordano (Teenage Relationships, 2006) explained that since 80% of American adolescents have had a romantic relationship by the age 18, the focus must be on what these relationships mean to them and how their romantic partnerships in the future will be shaped. Love relationships can also be seen in the positive way. It can be life’s inspiration especially for students, but they should know their limitations. Facts of today proves that this kind of relationship does not seem to be very helpful especially to the youngsters. This is one of the reasons why some teenagers got distracted and depressed. According to Dr. Norma Clarke (2005), a child psychiatrist in the Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, children with poor self-esteem end up in bad relationships or sexual relationships. Some relationships may be so intense and so necessary to children that they harm themselves when the relationship ends. Dr. Clarke (2005) also claimed that she has seen teens cut 3

themselves, attempt suicide and abuse alcohol and drugs because they
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