Life Lesson from a Teen

Life Lesson from a Teen


Sharnele N. Holland
January 4, 2008
English II
Period 2
Mrs. Johnson

In a young person life we go through ups and down we venture into chapters and paths unknown. Majority of us has guidance and or an older person to look up to, to help us with our life decisions and things we encounter. But it seems we always listen to someone of our own age an adult can tell you until they’re blue in the face. But as soon as someone around your age tells you something about that same situation it hits home like a baseball. Look all I’m saying is there are a lot of subjects grown ups try to tell you but because you think there just being over protective it goes in one ear and out the other. Especially with relationships, even though this subject is best learned from experience. Like my mother says, “ Bought sense is better than told sense.”

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay. Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache. Stop trying to change yourselves for a relationship that’s not meant to be. Slower is better. Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy. If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can’t "be friends." A friend wouldn’t mistreat a friend. Don’t settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don’t stay because you think "it will get better. " You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you. Avoid men who’ve got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women. He didn’t marry them when he got them pregnant, Why would he treat you any differently? Always have your own set of friends separate from his. Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you. If something bothers you, speak up. Never...

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