I AM young but I already have my views on young relationships.
I believe that young relationships really depend on the couple. For example, if the young couple is immature and irresponsible then there is a high chance that the relationship will be rushed and will get out of hand. If the couple is mature, responsible and disciplined then the relationship may work.
The irresponsible couple might think only of themselves and they might not care what their parents or other people think. If the guy gets the girl pregnant, then both families will suffer greatly because of the unplanned child. I know a friend of my friend who was in a relationship and got pregnant in a young age. Her boyfriend left the country and she was left alone to face her responsibilities to her baby.
The responsible couple will always think of their family first before thinking of other things. They are disciplined and matured enough to know what is best for couples their age. A good couple should be loving, caring, and patient. They are aware of their limitations.
When a couple breaks up, the boy and the girl shouldn’t be upset. Instead, they should learn from their experience and let it go. Just like what Dr. Seuss said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Most young people are in a hurry to get in a relationship because of the influence of television and older people. They tend to neglect their studies and their responsibilities just to hunt for a partner. Some young people even jump into a relationship without even thinking it through first.
You like each other? Great, now what? What are you going to do for the rest of your lives when you haven’t even finished school yet?
Some trials in life like school and other responsibilities are bound to become even harder when you have to care for another else every now and then.
Almost all the time, young relationships will only bring distraction and pain. Only responsible people who are in control, and disciplined and mature should consider entering a young relationship.
Yes, I am young and never been into a relationship. I have witnessed though a lot of young relationships. Some are still together, while others have already broken up. But as a young man hoping to have a bright future, I will see to it that maturity, responsibility and discipline are my keys when entering into a relationship. (Raphael Miguel D. Castrillo)
Southern Notes are essays written by students of Southpoint School in Maa, Davao City.