We commonly hear the expression “puppy love” in respect to teenage relationships. Is it possible for teens to know real love, or is “love” simply a claim on behalf of teens seeking other benefits from a relationship? Is love something that any person can achieve in life?
That’s right; I put some of yall out there! More often than with girls, boys tend to claim love as means of getting what they want from girls- whether it be sex, material things, or even financial care. Like movies portray, girls sometimes pursue guys who offer nothing but a claim of “love.” Naturally, girls tend to be more vulnerable and nurturing, and love sounds good when a girl hasn’t received it at home or in previous relationships. We fall into the trap leading to domestic, sexual, mental abuse, or just being with someone who isn’t right for us. (Some of these same things happen to guys, just less often.) So in teen relationships, is it really possible to love?
This raises the question of whether or not a 16, 17 year-old, is as mature as he/she will be at age 21. It’s not that huge of an age difference- forcing us to return to the question: is love an achievement that any of us can attain?
How many of you use the word love in relationships?
Is love just a word?
Is love a feeling- not necessary for pursuit action?
Can teens really love?
And really, what IS love?
Check out what some old, random people think about it:
- “Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.” –Ambrose Bierce
- “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” –Anais Nin
- “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” –Antoine De Saint-Exupery
- “Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.” –Barbara De Angelis