The more and more I think about High School relationships, the more dumb I think teenagers are...Why is it that High School relationships usually end up failing? What mistake(s) are we teenagers making that lead to the inevitable, "You're breaking up with me?!?"
One big mistake is the most common one that we hear from adults; mistaking lust for love. It's true, cliche, but true. It's a common fact that teenage hormones are haywire. We have all these new feelings and do know how to control them, so we let our hormones get the best of us. So we find ourselves getting into a relationship, not for companionship, but for wild make-out sessions instead. Since so much time is spent making out instead of talking, only after we finally control the feelings of lust inside that we discover we really don't like the person we are dating, therefore leading to another painful, awkward break-up.
The second most common mistake made by high-schoolers goes hand-in-hand with mistaking lust for love. Rushing. Because of all these new feelings, and our inability to define and seperate one from another, we rush into things. Rather than taking the time to get to know the person, we act on our physical attraction to them. And if we're not rushing a relationship purely because of physical attraction, we are rushing it because we think we're mature enough to handle being in a commited, serious relationship. While I do realise there are people who have ended up being happily married to their high school sweet hearts, the majority of teenagers are most definetly not emotionally ready.
High School relationships should not be hot and passionate. That only leads to baaaad things, like pregnancy, emotional pain, and more teen-angst than seems humanly possible. What they should be is cute and awkward. You should have the awkward moment where you go to a movie and play the (what I like to call) "Hand Holdin' Game." You should have the, "Oh does he like me, does he not like me?" moments of panic. They should treat you like a princess/prince, and not like their possession, they should respect your opinion, and not shoot it down, and if you say no, then they should respect that...These are what should happen, but unfortunately what doesn't happen in High School Relationships, and that's why they are Doomed to Fail.