Dr. Wallace: My boyfriend and I have been dating for four months. He is a terrific person — intelligent, ambitious, responsible, hard-working, family-oriented and very loving and caring. He is everything I ever wanted and needed in a partner.

I’ve been in several unhappy relationships, but this guy is the first one that has treated me with decency and respect. Both he and I feel like we were meant for each other. Even though we are just 18 and still in school (we graduate in June), we know that we want to get married someday. We care for and love each other very deeply. Our backgrounds are similar and this enables us to communicate very well. His family adores me, and my family loves him.

I don’t have a problem. I’m writing to you because I respect your opinion, and I’d like to know what you think about our relationship.

Nameless, Birmingham, Ala.

Nameless: It appears that you and your boyfriend will be spending many happy years together. You are, indeed, a blessed couple, and I wish you both the very best.

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