We asked students the question,
What do you wish people knew about teen relationships?"
Here were some of their answers.

 
 
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I wish people knew that it's not puppy love and it could be real love, because maybe that couple plans on getting married.

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I wish that people knew it's possible to have a healthy relationship in high school. Although it's not very common, it's still possible. I wish I could tell people that not everyone in their teens are dumb and clueless, some people are willing to commit to a healthy relationship.

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I wish people knew that teen relationships are at times serious and not just practice. I wish I could tell people that it is possible to have a healthy relationship in high school.

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It's not always easy to get out of a relationship. Some people are wrong in the head and can force you to stay. Always know who you are. Don't let anyone make you feel like you're beneath them.

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I wish people knew it's harder for teens to get out of abusive relationships because they're scared of what it might lead to.

I wish they knew that everyone is capable to love no matter what age.

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I wish people knew teen relationships were not "dumb" or not okay. I wish I could tell people that it is possible to have a healthy relationship as a high school student, because there are many control freak adults out there and teen relationships may be a bit safer.

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People can have strong feelings in teen relationships. You can still have boundaries, space, and love in a young relationship.

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I would tell someone that teen relationships can be serious. People should always have healthy relationships regardless of their age.

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The stereotypes aren't always true. Love is real, it has no age.

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Just because it may not have worked out for you doesn't mean it can't work for someone else.

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I wish people knew how in this 21st century, teens know a lot more than they think we do. With all these things on social media, we are learning how to have a real relationship.

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Teen relationships can be cheesy and goofy, but it is the best time to practice.