Tips for living: Fantastic friendships better for teens than romance

by | Jan. 14, 2013

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Teens and occasionally their parents seem to think something is wrong if the adolescents aren’t in a romantic relationship.

In her book, “UnSteady Dating: Resisting the Rush to Romance” (Cedar Fort, $12.99) JeaNette G. Smith dispels the notion that teens and romantic relationships are inevitable.

In fact, she says they don’t even belong together. Pursuing romance should be reserved for those ready to marry, she says. “Anybody who expects a commitment like that from a high school student has been listening to too much Taylor Swift,” Smith writes.

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