High school is one of the most memorable moments of your life. Some say it’s the best moments in life and some say it’s the worst moments in life. Whatever the case, you can’t deny the fact that people’s high school years are usually the start to a romantic beginning. Most people tend to start dating once they hit high school and as fun as it sounds, it can be very ugly.
During your high school years, students tend to get into a relationship without really knowing what they are getting into and they don’t know how to handle a situation when their partner is possessive towards them. This goes for both guys and girls. Don’t ever stay with someone who thinks they can tell you what you can and can’t do. You are not their property and you are your own person. I tend to see some screenshots of text messages of some couple and one of them basically tells the other that they can’t hang out with specific girls/boys. That’s not even the worst part of it. The worst part of it is that there are some people in this world that actually find this ‘cute’ and praises those couples. I’m sorry to burst your bubbles but having someone control you on who you can and can’t talk to is certainly not healthy and definitely not cute.
I believe in the saying that goes “you can’t learn to love someone if you can’t love yourself”. When someone who doesn’t love themselves has a possessive partner they can’t seem to leave them even if it’s for their own good.
If you get in a relationship with someone and you don't love yourself, you're constantly going to be worried about them. In a healthy, self loving relationship, you shouldn't have to worry about other girls/guys talking to your partner. You would completely trust them. it's so sad seeing so many people get into relationships while they’re insecure about themselves because when that happens, you depend on your partner to make you feel good about yourself, and then when the relationship ends it really breaks them and it takes so long to get over that person because they depended on them.
So before you get in a relationship, please make sure you know what you are getting yourself into and be sure to love yourself.
Opinion Editor: Adellaide Nielson, Maria Jacome
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