15-year-old will need a social life
By Dr. Robert Wallace ’Tween 12 and 20 January 23, 2013 1:26PM
Updated: February 25, 2013 12:19PM
Dr. Wallace: Dave and I are both 15 and have been seeing each other for more than seven months. I truly believe that I love him. He tells me that he loves me very much.
Last week Dave gave me depressing news. The company his father works for is being transferred to London. Dave said he wasn’t sure how long his family would be in England, but his father suspects it will be at least three years. That means that Dave will graduate from a high school in England, but he will return to Oklahoma City and enroll in Oklahoma University. I also plan to attend OU when I graduate.
Dave is not interested in going out with English girls and he doesn’t want me to go out with guys. He thinks that after university (we both want to be teachers) we will get married.
My parents think that even if I did wind up with Dave as a husband, I should have a social life that would include boys and that Dave should also enjoy the company of English girls.
I do love Dave and would have no problem being loyal to him for three years. I also trust that he would be loyal to me. Honest, we are like Romeo and Juliet. Please tell us what we should do. If we were married, we would be true to each other. We are not married, but all we lack is a ring and a preacher.
Meghan, Oklahoma City
Meghan: I agree with your parents. You will need a social life, which includes enjoying the company of the opposite sex. Without a full social life, you won’t grow as a person. To sit and dream of Dave for three long years would be a total waste of your time and his.
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